Per F. Peterson
Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 1982
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
Professor Per Peterson's research focuses on problems
in energy and environmental systems, including inertial confinement
fusion, advanced light water reactors, high level nuclear waste
processing, and nuclear materials management. Professor Peterson
manages the U.C.
Berkeley Thermal Hydraulics Research Laboratory and
teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in heat and mass
transfer, fluid dynamics, and reactor thermal hydraulics focusing
on nuclear applications. His research interests involve issues
in reactor safety and radioactive waste management. Dr. Per
Peterson was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young
Investigator and recipient of the Fusion Power Associates Excellence
in Fusion Engineering Award. He is a Fellow of the American
Nuclear Society and has served as editor for three journals.
He is the author of more than 70 archival journal articles
and over 80 conference publications on these topics.