Bethany Goldblum

Bethany Goldblum is an associate professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and faculty scientist in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. As executive director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, Goldblum sets strategic direction for a multi-institution initiative established by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to conduct research and development supporting the nation’s nonproliferation mission while expanding the talent pipeline. Her research focuses on fundamental and applied nuclear physics, neutron detection, scintillator characterization, nuclear applications in machine learning, and nuclear security policy. Goldblum also founded and directs the Nuclear Policy Working Group, an educational programming effort developing policy solutions to strengthen global nuclear security, and is director of the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. She received a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.