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Fission Reactor Design

Overview

Study in this area encompasses the synthesis of the basic components of nuclear technology in the engineering and design of nuclear reactors. Problems of heat removal, stress analysis, reactor dynamics and control, and nuclear reactor safety are considered. Current reactor designs are considered in support of life extension and near term construction, and future systems are also considered for future missions of high economic and safety performance, proliferation resistance, and capabilities to provide new products and services including hydrogen and actinide management.


Faculty

Faculty with research focus in this area:

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair for Curriculum & Instruction
Head Undergraduate Faculty Adviser
Email: 
maxfratoni@berkeley.edu
Office: 
4111 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-664-9079

Professor of the Graduate School
Email: 
gehud@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4107 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-643-9983

Professor
William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair
Email: 
peterson@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4167 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-643-7749