Professor Jasmina Vujic is a Full Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and former Chair of the Department. She is the founding director and PI of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), funded by the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, since 2011. This is the primary source of support for the RadWatch outreach program.
Program Director, Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC)
B.Sc. – Electrical and Nuclear Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1977
M.Sc. – Engineering Physics, University of Belgrade, 1984
M.Sc. – Nuclear Science, University of Michigan, 1987
Ph.D. – Nuclear Science, University of Michigan, 1990
Professor Jasmina Vujic is a Full Professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and former Chair of the Department. She received an M.S. degree in 1987 and Ph.D. degree in 1989 in Nuclear Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduation, she worked at Argonne National Laboratory in the Reactor Analysis Division for 3 years before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1992. From 2005 to 2009, she was Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and in 2009/2010 she chaired the U.S. Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization (NEDHO). For many years she directed an interdepartmental cutting-edge computing facility that provided computing services for advanced research and teaching to the College of Engineering departments at University of California, Berkeley. From 2009 to 2014, she was the Director of Berkeley Nuclear Research Center (BNRC).
Professor Vujic is the founding director and PI of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) (https://nssc.berkeley.edu/), funded by the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, since 2011. The NSSC enables a rich collaborative research environment between teams from 8 universities and 5 national laboratories, and fosters the development of science and technology underlying the nuclear security mission. She directs and coordinates work of close to 50 faculty members, while more than 150 national laboratory scientist and researchers have been engaged as research mentors and advisors to NSSC-supported students and postdoctoral scholars. Since 2011, NSSC has educated close to 400 students (mostly Ph.D. students) and postdoctoral scholars through a multidisciplinary program that provides hands-on training in nuclear science, technology, and policy.
She is the author of close to 300 technical publications, including over 80 papers published in leading archival journals, and several awarded papers. Professor Vujic is also the author of three books, editor of 6 monographs and international conference proceedings, and the holder of one U.S. patent. She has given over 150 invited presentations in close to 20 countries. Under her mentorship, 28 students received Ph.D. degrees and 29 received M.S. degrees.
As an internationally recognized expert in nuclear science and technology, Prof. Vujic has been a member of various domestic and international advisory boards and nuclear reactor safety boards. Vujic is a long-standing member of the American Nuclear Society, IEEE, and American Health Physics Society. She has held various executive positions in several divisions of the ANS, including Chairship of the ANS Mathematics and Computing (M&C) Division. From 2008 to 2011, she was a member of the ANS Board of Directors. She has organized a long list of conferences, workshops, panels and summer schools. She was the Chair of the 2007 ANS M&C Topical Conference and the 2012 IEEE SORMA West International Conference. She has organized six Asia-Pacific Rim forums on various topics related to nuclear technology, including forums on small modular reactors, nonproliferation, and safeguards.
Professor Vujic is the recipient of numerous awards including the Prytanean Faculty Award from UC Berkeley, which recognizes outstanding mentorship and research excellence, and the Exceptional Performance Award from Argonne National Laboratory. She was also elected as an international member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia, and Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska. In 2018, she was elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
Professor Vujic’s research expertise spans nuclear reactor analysis and design, development of numerical methods in reactor core analysis, high-performance computing, biomedical application of radiation, and nuclear security and nonproliferation.