Nuclear engineering

A faster technique to purify elements

Abergel-Ricano-Deblonde

6/4/2019 Berkeley Lab - Thanks to a new chemical separation method developed by nuclear engineering professor Rebecca Abergel, researchers now have a better way to attain actinium-225, a promising therapeutic isotope for cancer treatment.

Berkeley Engineers off to change the world

Commencement 2019

5/22/2019 - At two rainy commencement ceremonies, speakers called on graduates to draw on their Berkeley Engineering education to promote equity as well as innovation.

Bringing out the science of war games

Demo of SIGNAL, a new multi-player computer game

5/7/2019 - A first-of-its-kind online game is poised to revolutionize the field of war-gaming. This new multi-player computer game was custom-built to explore deterrence and decision-making in an escalating conflict.

The science of war games

Collage of photos of participants playing war game

5/1/2019 Researchers have built an online, multi-player video game to explore how nuclear weapons influence decision making in a conflict.

Algorithm provides early warning system for goundwater contamination

Aerial view of cleanup project at Savannah River Site

8/30/2018 Berkeley Lab - National laboratory researchers led by Berkeley Lab's Haruko Wainwright, a new associate adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley, have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of groundwater pollutants using commonly available sensors.

Green energy is gold for California, U.S.

Workers installing solar panels on a roof

8/22/2018 San Francisco Chronicle - In an op-ed column, energy researcher Dan Kammen writes about why he believes California should — and ultimately will — pass into law the “bold goal” of 100 percent clean, zero-carbon electricity by 2045.

From cyclotrons to wetsuits

8/10/2018 Daily Californian - In a special issue marking UC Berkeley's 150th anniversary, a review of the campus's history of scientific endeavors features Berkeley Engineering figures in a variety of prominent roles, including Vice Chancellor for Research (and EECS professor) Randy Katz.

90 years of unmatched nuclear innovation

Daily Cal illustration of students wearing shirts featuring nuclear elements discovered at Berkeley

8/10/2018 Daily Californian - In an op-ed, nuclear engineering professor and chair Peter Hosemann and researcher Alan Bolind recount UC Berkeley's phenomenal legacy in nuclear engineering research.

UC Berkeley to co-lead DOE center to study corrosion in nuclear reactors

Nuclear symbol

8/6/2018 - Berkeley engineers are co-leading a new DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center to study how extreme conditions such as radiation exposure and corrosion affect nuclear reactor materials. The new center, led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is called the Fundamental Understanding of Transport Under Reactor Extremes, or FUTURE.

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