The Department of Energy is developing long range plans for basic
and applied research to enable significant growth
of nuclear energy supplies to benefit national
and global energy and environmental security. Full development
of a science-based approach for nuclear reactor and fuel cycle technology
and systems is a “grand
challenge” well suited to Berkeley Lab.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has critical skills
and capabilities in the physical sciences, engineering, and computational
sciences that can make important contributions to the nuclear energy
research effort, including actinide chemistry, environmental science,
computational modeling, advanced radiation detection and instrumentation
systems, and experimental methodology.
This website is intended to inform and assist in the
broader understanding of LBNL nuclear energy related research capabilities
and further scientists'
participation and collaboration with national laboratory, university,
and industry research efforts.