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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

Professor Max Fratoni to be awarded ANS Early Career Award

Tuesday, Dec 5th 2017

Nuclear Engineering Professor Max Fratoni will be awarded the American Nuclear Society's Early Career Reactor Physicist Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, June 17 - 21.  Congratulations Professor Fratoni!

 

 


NE Graduate Student Kathy Shield creates online calculator to estimate House tax plan increases for grad students

Monday, Dec 4th 2017

Nuclear Engineering Department Graduate Student, Kathy Shield, along with Vetri Velan, a physics graduate student, has created an online calculator to help grad students understand how their taxes will increase should the House tax bill become law.  Under the proposed plan, tuition paid on behalf of a student will become taxable income.  While each student has a unique funding situation, this calculator can help students from all institutions calculate the potential impact to their f

 


Graduate Student David Frazer Receives Silver Award from MRS

Friday, Dec 1st 2017

Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Student, David Frazer, was awarded a Silver Award at the Materials Research Society Meeting, November 26 - December 1, in Boston, Massachusetts.   The Silver Award honors students whose academic achievements and current materials research displays a high level of excellence and distinction.  These students show promise for future achievement in materials research.  Congratulations David!

 


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The Department of Nuclear Engineering regularly hosts lectures and colloquia from academic and industry professionals. Past colloquia can be found within the Colloquium Archive.

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