Nuclear engineering professor Per PetersonNuclear engineering professor Per Peterson at the startup he co-founded, Kairos Power. (Photo by Adam Lau)

Peterson honored as top engineer

April 14, 2020
This article appeared in Berkeley Engineer magazine, Spring 2020

Nuclear engineering professor Per Peterson (M.S.’86, Ph.D.’88 ME) has joined the ranks of National Academy of Engineering members. He manages Berkeley’s Thermal Hydraulics Research Laboratory, and his expertise includes nuclear reactor design, radioactive waste and nuclear materials management. He was cited for “experimental and analytical research contributions for the design and development of passive safety systems for advanced nuclear reactors.” Along with new member Paulo Monteiro, he brings the total number of Berkeley Engineering faculty members in the academy to 78.