Nuclear engineering

Keeping watch on nuclear weapons

Bethany Goldblum at Berkeley Lab.

1/22/2018 - With her hand in a few different research projects, ranging from nuclear weapons detection to war-game simulations on social media, Bethany Goldblum also finds time to direct and establish groups whose aim is to shape nuclear security policy.

Fresh ideas for nuclear power

Bootcamp participants at California Memorial Stadium.

8/24/2017 - Two dozen students from all over the world gathered at Berkeley for two weeks over the summer to discuss, plan and help start building a new nuclear energy sector. The students, along with professional mentors and speakers, were part of the 2017 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp.

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

Per Peterson

5/19/2017 Vox - The latest in a series of Climate Lab videos produced by Vox Media and the University of California features the work of nuclear engineering professor and associate dean Per Peterson.


5/1/2017 Letters to the editor

Q+A on resilient communities

Sophia and Kai Vetter and the Moto family

5/1/2017 Nuclear engineering professor Kai Vetter has founded an organization called the Institute for Resilient Communities, designed to help authorities communicate scientific information following disasters.

Argonne Lab's embedded entrepreneurs have Berkeley ties

Justin Whiteley and Ian Hamilton

12/20/2016 - Justin Whiteley (B.S.'10 NE & ME) and Ian Hamilton, an alumnus of the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, are part of the first cohort for Chain Reaction Innovations, a start-up hub for sustainable energy innovators embedded at Argonne National Laboratory.

New nukes

Nuclear engineering assistant professor Rachel Slaybaugh

11/1/2016 Nuclear power production is on track for a reboot, with advanced nuclear technologies holding promise for cost-effective energy production.

Raising rad awareness

Graphic showing average natural background radiation levels around the world

11/1/2016 Nuclear engineers with the Berkeley RadWatch program have developed DoseNet, an education and outreach tool composed of a network of wall-mounted sensors designed to measure naturally occurring background radiation.