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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Latest News

NE MEng Alumni, Joshua McCumber writes about balancing academics and work in new blog on Medium

Monday, Oct 15th 2018

In his new blog post on Medium entitled "A Nuclear Balance: UC Berkeley’s MEng program and full-time work," Joshua McCumber shares his story, his challenges and triumphs as a nuclear engineer.

At Berkeley, the intellect and curiosity of fellow students were the best I have ever experienced.

 


University of California, Berkeley ranks 3rd on College Magazine's "Top 10 Colleges for Engineering Majors"

Monday, Sep 24th 2018

In an article released on August 9, 2018 on collegemagazine.com,UC Berkeley ranks 3rd nationwide on the list of "top 10 colleges for engineering majors that will have you rebuilding the world in no time."

 


NE Doctoral Candidate Receives Award for Nuclear Engineering Software

Thursday, Sep 6th 2018

Campus doctoral candidate in nuclear engineering April Novak placed first in the advanced reactor systems category at the annual Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards in April.

 


Upcoming Events

Quantitative molecular imaging using ionizing radiation
Dr. Youngho Seo
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Nuclear Forensics and What it Can Tell Us about Materials from the Front End of the Uranium Fuel Cycle
Naomi E. Marks
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2018 Colloquium Series
Production of the Transplutonium Elements
Susan Hogle
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
3105 Etcheverry Hall
Fall 2018 Colloquium Series