Dr. Kai Vetter is a Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and Faculty Senior Scientist and Head of the Applied Nuclear Physics program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is director of the Institute for Resilient Communities that was established in 2015 to address the need to better integrate advancements in sciences and technologies with communities through education and outreach locally and globally. Prof. Vetter initiated and still leads the Berkeley Radwatch and DoseNet programs.
Ali Hanks is a Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Nuclear Engineering department at UC Berkeley. She works under Prof. Kai Vetter as a member of the radiation imaging group, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in nuclear science research. Dr. Hanks operates as the day-to-day lead for the RadWatch and Dosenet teams and runs a summer internship program for high school students sponsored by this outreach program.
Eric is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Nuclear Engineering and minoring in Public Policy. His work includes outreach across the bay with RadWatch/DoseNet, observing and attributing statistical variations in radiation data, and developing RW/DN's code base for radiation spectrum analysis.
Kel is a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in Nuclear Engineering, with an intended minor in EECS. They are interested in how radiation interacts with natural ecosystems and computer science. Kel helps in the UI design of our portable sensors and data visualization.
Zak is a 4th year student at UC Merced, studying Computer Science & Engineering. He is interested in the databases and algorithms behind managing nuclear power and systems. This summer he hopes to learn practical skills and better understand what he might want to do after graduation when entering the work force.