Greenspan, Ehud Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California.
- Nuclear power plants
- Nuclear facility design and operation
- Non–power plant applications
- Fusion research and development
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The branch of engineering that deals with the production and use of nuclear energy and nuclear radiation. The multidisciplinary field of nuclear engineering is studied in many universities. In some it is offered in a special nuclear engineering department; in others it is offered in other departments, such as mechanical or chemical engineering. Primarily, nuclear engineering involves the conception, development, design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of facilities in which nuclear energy or nuclear radiation is generated or used.
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