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“The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium: Overview and Research Highlights" by Prof. Jasmina Vujic

ProfVujic Lecture Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.
112 Walker Building, The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Jasmina Vujic
Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium: Overview and Research Highlights

Dr. Vujic’s bio is included.

Dr. Jasmina Vujic is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2005 to 2009 she was the Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and in 2009/2010 she was the Chair of the Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization (NEDHO). In 2009, she established the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center (http://bnrc.berkeley.edu/). In 2011, a consortium of seven universities and four national laboratories (LANL, LLNL, SNL and LBNL), led by Professor Vujic, won a major five-year $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (NNSA) to establish the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Center at Berkeley that focuses on research and education in nuclear security and non-proliferation (http://nssc.berkeley.edu/). Professor Vujic directs both centers, the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium.

Professor Vujic is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of nuclear reactor physics, advanced transport methods development for nuclear reactor analysis and design, radiation detection and measurements, non-proliferation, and engineering aspects of medical imaging and cancer therapy. Professor Vujic is the author of three books, the editor of 6 monographs and international conference proceedings, and the holder of one U.S. patent. She authored close to 300 research publications. Under her mentorship, 24 students received the Ph.D. degrees and 22 received the M.S. degrees.

Dr. Vujic is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the American Health Physics Society and IEEE. She has held various executive positions in several divisions of ANS, including the Chairship of the ANS Mathematics and Computing Division. From 2008 to 2011 she was a member of the ANS Board of Directors. She was the Vice-Chair and the Chair of NEDHO (the U.S. Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization). She was the Chair for the 2007 ANS Mathematics and Computing Topical Conference and for the 2012 SORMA West International conference. She has organized five Asia-Pacific Rim forums on various topics related to nuclear technology, including non-proliferation and safeguards. Professor Vujic has been a member of scientific advisory committees for several universities and national laboratories, including LANL, LLNL, and ORNL.

Dr. Vujic has received many awards including: thePrytanean Faculty Award(1996) at University of California, Berkeley, and theArgonne National Laboratory Exceptional Performance Award(1991). Professor Vujic received her Ph.D. in 1989 in nuclear science from University of Michigan. She worked at Argonne National Laboratory before joining the faculty at the Department of Nuclear Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, in 1992

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