Exascaling Nuclear Innovation



Rachel Slaybaugh

Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley, Program Director, ARPA-E, BIDS Faculty Affiliate

Rachel Slaybaugh is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Slaybaugh researches computational methods applied to nuclear reactors, nuclear non-proliferation and security, and shielding. She recently served as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and has served on the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). She is the founding Board Chair for Good Energy Collective, and a Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. Prof. Slaybaugh is developing programs to train and inspire the next generation to innovate in clean energy, including the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, and also focuses on improving transparency and reproducibility in computational science and scientific publication.