University of California at Berkeley - Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Rachel Slaybaugh is an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. At 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. She is a senior fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science as well as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Advisory Comiittee. Prof. Slaybaugh is also developing programs to train and inspire the next generation for nuclear innovation, including the inaugural Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp.
Slaybaugh received a BS in nuclear engineering from Penn State in 2006 where she served as a licensed nuclear reactor operator. She went on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to earn an MS in 2008 and a PhD in 2011 in nuclear engineering and engineering physics along with a certificate in energy analysis and policy. Throughout her career, Slaybaugh has been engaged in Software Carpentry education and training; she is particularly interested in reproducibility in computational science.