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NE Faculty to Receive NEUP Research and Development Awards

Monday, Jun 8th 2015

The Department of Nuclear Engineering has received several Research and Development awards from the Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) of the the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Fuel Cycle Research and Development

Peter Hosemann, PI: Developing a macro-scale SiC-cladding behavior model based on localized mechanical and
thermal property evaluation on pre- and post-irradiation SiC-SiC composites

Reactor Concepts Research Development and Demonstration (RCRD&D)


Professor Digby Macdonald to be Awarded Olin Palladium Award

Wednesday, Jun 3rd 2015

Nuclear Engineering/Materials Sciences and Engineering professor Digby Macdonald will be awarded the ECS Olin Palladium Award at the 228th Electrochemistry and Corrosion Science (ECS) Society meeting in Phoenix, AZ in October 2015.  The Olin Palladium Award is presented to a recipient with a distinguished career in the field of electrochemical or corrosion science with "contributions to the fundamental understanding of all types of electrochemical and corr


Professor Rachel Slaybaugh to Serve As Senior Fellow at BIDS

Tuesday, Jun 2nd 2015

Nuclear Engineering Professor Rachel Slaybaugh has been invited to serve as a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS).  BIDS was founded in 2013 to build a community of UC Berkeley data science researchers which represents a number of diverse research fields.  The Institute has established six working groups to address important topics relevant to data-intensive research.  More information on BIDS can be found on their website:


Nils Haneklaus Wins Award for Best Presentation at ANS Student Conference

Monday, Apr 27th 2015

UCBNE Graduate Student Nils Haneklaus received an award for Best Presentation in the Material Science and Technology Category at the ANS Student Conference in April hosted by Texas A&M.  Nils' award winning presentation was entitled "Diffusion Bonding of 316 SS Tube-to-Tube Sheet Joints for Coiled Tube Gas Heaters"


Congratulations Nils!


UCBNE Materials Team Wins TMS Bladesmithing Competition

Monday, Apr 27th 2015

The UCBNE Bladesmithing Team (from Professor Peter Hosemann's Materials Group) took home the prize for "Best Example of a Traditional Blade Process or Ore Smelting Technique" at the March 2015 TMS Meeting in Orlando, Florida.