Marija received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 from the University of Belgrade. She is currently working towards a dual Master's Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology through the University of Belgrade. Marija is conducting research on DNA damage resulting from ionizing radiation in the Costes Lab through the Nuclear Department of UC
Nick Brickner graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. His research interests are in radiation detection, applied nuclear physics, and radiation biophysics. His current work includes computational and dosimetric analysis in support of research on the effects of ionizing radiation at the Berkeley West Biocenter. In addition, he provides experimental support in neutron beam and detector development at the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Brickner's future goals include earning a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering or Health Physics and continuing outreach efforts to educate the public about nuclear energy and its benefits to society.
Dr. Tetsushi Hino
Visiting Industrial Fellow
- French Classes Préparatoires, Lycée Montaigne, Bordeaux, France (2008-2010)
- Grenoble Institute of Technology – Phelma engineering school, Grenoble, France: Master of engineering with major in Nuclear Science expected in 2013
Yasmina Rharade is doing research at BNRC with Bethany Goldblum for the summer; she performs data analysis in fundamental nuclear physics for energy applications, in collaboration with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ms Rharade is helping in the design of an “event generator” for the Nuclear Activation Diagnostic Suite at the National Ignition Facility. This generator will help in the interpretation of existing NIF data used to infer the areal density of fuel in compressed capsules. This will help evaluating NIF’s performance on its experimental path to achieve ignition.
Romain Vial received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, in 2008. He is currently enrolled there in a Dual-Master’s Program in Nuclear Engineering and Physics for Energy. In Summer 2010, he serves as a Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Nuclear Research Center. His work focuses on an investigation of the extension of application of the Surrogate Method to include the indirect determination of neutron capture cross sections on spherical nuclei. This work supports advanced fuel cycle concepts by extending the nuclear database for advanced reactor design calculations.