Per Peterson

Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

Per Peterson recognizes that our current reliance on fossil fuels comes at an enormous cost to our public health. As a professor and William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair in the Nuclear Engineering Department at UC Berkeley, Peterson's research focuses energy and environmental systems, including high-temperature reactors, high level nuclear waste processing, and nuclear materials management. He is also Chief Nuclear Officer for Kairos Power.

Peterson has been honored as a Presidential Young Investigator and an American Nuclear Society Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1988. 



Nuclear Power

April 4, 2014
Three years after Fukushima is nuclear power dead in the water? Or is it poised for revival due to the world’s desperate need for carbon-free energy?…