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Congressman Jerry McNerney Visits UCBNE

Wednesday, Sep 20th 2017

On Friday, September 15, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA, 9th District) visited the Department of Nuclear at the University of California, Berkeley and toured our research laboratories.  Representative McNerney is a co-sponsor of the Advanced Nuclear Technologies Development Act of 2017.

 


Professor Rachel Slaybaugh Joins ARPA-E

Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017

On September 1, 2017,  Professor Rachel Slaybaugh of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California Berkeley, began a three-year, half-time assignment as a Program Director with ARPA-E, where she will develop, launch and manage high-impact programs in clean energy, building on her previous experience with the Agency: 

 


Kai Vetter's Group Awarded DTRA Grant

Wednesday, Aug 23rd 2017

Professor Kai Vetter's group has been awarded a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) grant.  The proposal, "New Concepts for Mobile Radiation Detection and Mapping Systems", will receive three years of funding.  

Abstract:

 


Graduate Student Sandra Bogetic receives Best Paper Award

Friday, Aug 11th 2017

UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student, Sandra Bogetic, received the Best Paper Award at the 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 25), held July 2-6, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Sandra's paper, entitled “Uncertainty Analysis of the TRU-burning Thorium-fueled RBWR Using Generalized Perturbation Theory" was co-written with Drs. Phil Gorman and Manuele Aufiero and Professors Max Fratoni, Ehud Greenspan, and Jasmina Vujic. Congratulations Sandra!

 


UCBNE Awarded Multiple Grants in 2017 NEUP Award Cycle

Thursday, Jun 29th 2017

NEUP 2017 R&D Award

Fuel Cycle Research and Development:

Methods for Process Monitoring to Accurately Detect and Quantify Material Holdup in Advanced Recycle Facilities- PI: Rachel Slaybaugh, University of California, Berkeley Co-PIs: Per Peterson, Kai Vetter, and Karl van Bibber Estimated funding: 800,000

Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D):

 


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