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Rachel Slaybaugh on “Creating the Future of Nuclear Energy”


“Creating the Future of Nuclear Energy”

About the speaker:

Rachel Slaybaugh is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Slaybaugh’s research program is based in computational methods and applied to existing and advanced nuclear reactors, nuclear non-proliferation and security, and shielding applications. Slaybaugh is currently serving as a Program Director at ARPA-E. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute and at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science. At Berkeley, Prof. Slaybaugh develops programs to train and inspire the next generation to innovate in clean energy, including the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp.

Slaybaugh received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State where she served as a licensed nuclear reactor operator. She went on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to earn an MS and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics along with a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy.  Slaybaugh’s Rickover Fellowship took her to Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory prior to joining Berkeley. Throughout her career, Slaybaugh has been engaged in Software Carpentry education and training; she is particularly interested in reproducibility in computational science.

About the Series:

Launched in 2008, the CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. Join us this fall to celebrate 10 years of innovative ideas and dialogue.

Learn more about CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at the University of California.


The CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, unless otherwise noted. Register online by Monday prior for a complimentary lunch inside the auditorium.