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  • Learn more about the NE Master of Engineering program here: https://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/graduate/curriculum/meng-nuclear-engineering

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.).

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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Application for CASL Summer Institute 2019

Monday, Feb 4th 2019

The deadline for application for CASL Institute is March 15. Please encourage your students to apply.

CASL: The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Education Program is excited to announce the registration for fourth annual CASL Summer Intensive. Please plan to join us at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC on August 5-16, 2019.

 


Dr. Raluca Scarlat joins the UCB Nuclear Engineering Faculty

Thursday, Jan 31st 2019

Raluca O. Scarlat, a UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. Alumna (2012), is returning as our newest faculty member. With a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University (2006) also under her belt, she will be leading studies in Chemical and termophysical characterization of high-temperature molten salts and other inorganic fluids, and heat and mass transport pertaining to energy systems; Electrochemistry, corrosion, thermodynamics; Nuclear reactor safety analysis, licensing and design; and engineering ethics. 

Welcome to the family, Raluca!

Raluca O. Scarlat
Assistant Professor [scarlat@berkeley.edu]

 


Pathways to STEM - Seminar

Tuesday, Jan 29th 2019


You are cordially invited to Pathways to STEM with Dr. Gentry Patrick.

Friday, February 1, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
125 Li Ka Shing Building
UC Berkeley

 


Upcoming Events

Measuring Carbon-in-soil Distribution using an Associate Particle Imaging System
Arun Persaud
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2019 Colloquium Series
Small, modular & economically attractive fusion enabled by high-field superconductors
Dr. Dennis Whyte
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Spring 2019 Colloquium Series