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  • BigGive 2018 is March 8, 2018.  Support the Department of Nuclear Engineering in the 24-hour fundraising blitz!


  • The Joonhong Ahn Award in Nuclear Engineering Excellence: In memory of Professor Joonhong Ahn, we seek to establish an endowed annual award with a monetary prize to be awarded to a student, decided upon by the faculty, based on academic excellence, professional ethics and social responsibility.  Professor Ahn’s career embodied these principles and we hope to honor his commitments to nuclear engineering and community.


  • WELCOME! At U.C. Berkeley, nuclear engineers are leading in research that will enable long-term sustainable and economic production of nuclear energy from fission and fusion; provide for responsible recycling and disposal of nuclear wastes; develop advanced, radiation tolerant materials for high-temperature applications; assure security by detecting illicit transfers of nuclear materials; and advance applications of nuclear methods for medical imaging and therapy.


  • One of Prof. Per Peterson's research foci on nuclear thermal hydraulics is Mark 1 Pebble-Bed FHR (Mk1 PB-FHR). The pre-conceptual design is the latest in a series of studies to explore potential designs for fluoride salt cooled, high temperature reactors. 


  • Research Spotlight: Prof. Peter Hosemann's research on nuclear materials and chemistry focuses on applying experimental materials science techniques to understanding the effects of radiation degradation on structural nuclear components (fission, fusion, spallation, etc.).


  • NEWS HIGHLIGHT: The Radwatch Air Monitoring team has put together a unique system that serves high-resolution gamma-ray data hourly to monitor naturally occurring, airborne radioactivity. Weather data are also served to provide insight to correlations that exist in the transport of these radionuclides.


Latest News

Two NE grad students are competing in the Grad Slam Graduate Student Competition

Thursday, Mar 15th 2018
Kelsae Adame, M.Eng. student with her presentation "An Overdue Change for Medical Radioisotope Production"


Today is the BigGive!

Thursday, Mar 8th 2018


NE Grad Student Emily Frame wins best poster award at Phoenix Leader Education Program

Friday, Feb 2nd 2018

Department of Nuclear Engineering Graduate student Emily Frame received the "Best Poster" award for her poster entitled, "Radiation and Radiation Detection: From Responding to Radiation Disasters to Saving Rhinos" at the 7th International Symposium of the Phoenix Leader Education Program for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster.


Upcoming Events

The Implications of the Trump Nuclear Posture Review
Ambassador Linton F. Brooks
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3113 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2018 Colloquium Series