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NSSPI Supports Nuclear Security Workshop in Indonesia

September 5, 2017

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia to conduct a 3-day nuclear security workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during the week of August 21st.  The "Workshop on Insider Threat, Nuclear Security Culture, and Human Element in Nuclear Security" was coordinated by UGM professor Dr. Sihana with support from NSSPI.  NSSPI professional staff members Claudio Gariazzo and Evans Kitcher were invited to contribute to the workshop as subject matter experts.  The focus of the workshop was to hel...
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NSSPI Contributes to Nuclear Security Capacity-Building Training Course in China

September 1, 2017

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop instructional materials for a training course in nuclear security capacity-building in consultation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for professionals of IAEA member States from Asia and the Pacific region.  The course was conducted at the State Nuclear Security Training Center in Beijing, China. NSSPI Director and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to China to serve as an instructor for the course. T...
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Osborn Lectures on Nuclear Security at IIT-Madras

April 5, 2017

In March, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) worked with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) to conduct a nuclear security workshop on the IIT-M campus in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The workshop, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with assistance from Dr. Prafula Behera of IIT-M, included lectures on nuclear security, nuclear security culture, and insider threat analysis.  NSSPI Ph.D. student Jeremy Osborn presented a series of 13 lectures on nuclear security, threat assessment,...
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NSSPI Student Participates in International 3S Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 23, 2017

TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) Ph.D. student Matthew Boyd traveled to Japan in February to take part in the 6th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards.  The two-week-long event was hosted by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University, The European Nuclear Education Network, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the Japan chapter...
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NSSPI Provides Nuclear Security Curriculum Development Support to Indonesian University

February 16, 2017

From January 30th through February 3rd, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) welcomed Professor Sihana from the Department of Engineering Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Gadjah Mada, (UGM) in Indonesia for a visit to discuss the development of a nuclear security curriculum for UGM.  After Prof. Sihana presented the preliminary outline he developed for the new nuclear security courses, NSSPI faculty and staff provided him with the required resources to realize his planned curriculum.  Prof. Sihana was given an overview of NSSPI...
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NSSPI Hosts Visiting Scholar from Tokyo Tech

November 28, 2016

Takeshi Aoki, a second year Ph.D. student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in Japan, has been working with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) as a visiting scholar since January.  He is a student in Tokyo Tech's DOJO Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent, a graduate program and NSSPI peer organization led by Dr. Masaki Saito. Aoki came to NSSPI as part of the Global Nuclear Internship in Foreign Countries agreement between TEES and Tokyo Tech, which allows Ph.D. students f...
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NSSPI Conducts Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

September 7, 2016

In August, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) worked with faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) to conduct the second Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop on the campus of IIT-K in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.  The workshop, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with logistics coordination by CRDF Global, included lectures on nuclear security, nuclear security culture, insider threats, and insider psychology.  Participants also completed a tabletop exercise...
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NSSPI Hosts Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian and Brazilian Students and Faculty

August 4, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week-long Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2nd to July 10th.  Twenty-seven students and six faculty members from seven universities in India and one Brazilian university participated in the 2016 NSTS, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security with logistics coordination by CRDF Global.  The NSTS aims to further the study of nuclear security best practices at universities in India and Brazil an...
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Chirayath, Marianno Help Conduct Nuclear Safeguards Education Workshop in Indonesia

June 24, 2016

From June 1-3, NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath and NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. Craig Marianno helped to conduct a workshop on safeguards education at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The "Workshop on Strengthening UGM's Nuclear Engineering Curriculum with Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards Education" was sponsored by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Workshop presenters included not only NSSPI faculty, but also scientists from PNNL...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

June 14, 2016

From May 15-20, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led the 2016 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan for graduate students from U.S. universities and young professionals from U.S. national laboratories.  The event was coordinated in conjunction with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), which is part of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA). Support for NSSPI's coordination of the NFE was granted by the Next-Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) of the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms ...
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JAEA Researcher Visits NSSPI to Discuss Nuclear Forensics Education and Research

April 4, 2016

Mr. Hiroshi Tamai, a principal researcher from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) Policy Research Office of the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), visited NSSPI on February 29th to discuss nuclear security curriculum development with NSSPI faculty and prepare a mission report for submission to the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). In line with the JAEA's missions related to the establishment of a nuclear forensics framework in Japan, the focus of the discussions was nuclear forensics education, research, and development,...
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NSSPI Faculty and Students Attend 3S Seminar and Symposium in Japan

March 16, 2016

NSSPI faculty and students traveled to Japan for the 5th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, which took place from February 21 - March 3.  The annual event is hosted and organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, NSSPI, the Japan chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, and the International Nuclear Research Collabo...
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NSSPI Co-Hosts Nuclear Security Training Workshop in India

February 24, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a two and half-day nuclear security training workshop for the Indian academics from 10-12, February, 2016.  The workshop was held at the PDPU campus in Gandhinagar (Gujarat State), India and was sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with support from CRDF Global. The audience for the workshop included 21 faculty members and 43 students from ten different universities in India.  ...
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NSSPI Hosts 3rd Annual Academic Exchange with Tokyo Tech

October 13, 2015

From September 21-23, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) for the third annual academic exchange held at Texas A&M University between students from the Texas A&M and the DOJO Nuclear Security Education Program at Tokyo Tech who are studying nuclear nonproliferation and security issues.  The team from Tokyo Tech consisted of seven students, two faculty members, and two staff members. On the first day, students from the two universities participated in group discus...
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Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty Visit NSSPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering to Discuss Research Collaboration

September 15, 2015

On September 7-8, Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI-Tech) nuclear engineering faculty member Dr. Hiroshi Sagara, along with TI-Tech Ph.D. student Takeshi Aoki, visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) to formalize plans to create a program that would allow Ph.D. students from TI-Tech complete a research internship with NSSPI as part of their degree requirements.  Sagara held discussions with TEES, NSSPI, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering about signing a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of TI-Tech that should help facilitate this e...
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NSSPI Hosts 2015 Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian Universities

July 31, 2015

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first part of the 2015 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) for Indian University faculty and students at Texas A&M University from June 20th through June 30th.  The NSTS is sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and is the fourth in its series.  The participants included 25 nuclear engineering students and 5 faculty members from nine universities across India:  Amity University (Noida), Delhi Un...
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NSSPI Participates in International 3S Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 31, 2015

NSSPI student Daniel Hellfeld, along two other students from the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, Jonathan Scherr and Matthew Garza, travelled to Tokyo, Japan for the 4th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards titled "Nuclear Safety in the Post-Fukushima Era" from February 17 - 26. The symposium and seminar was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAE...
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Charlton Participates in Nuclear Security Curriculum Development Workshop in Indonesia

February 9, 2015

In January, NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, along with Dr. Howard Hall and Dr. Joe Stainback of the University of Knoxville, travelled to Yogyakarta in Indonesia to support a curriculum development workshop at Gadjah Mada University (UGM). This was the second in a series of three workshops sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) to support the development of a nuclear security component as part of the UGM undergraduate nuclear engineering degree. UGM's Department of Engineering Physics is the only university in Indonesia offer...
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NSSPI Helps Lead the Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop for Indian Universities

February 3, 2015

From January 6-10, NSSPI faculty joined with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to lead a four-day workshop for Indian universities focused on advanced nuclear security topics on the campus of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gadhinagar, Gujarat, India.  Sponsored by PDPU and the Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), this workshop was a follow-up to a workshop on basic nuclear security topics conducted by NSSPI faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) in August 2014. The workshop consisted of lectures on a ful...
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Chirayath Invited to Speak at INMM Chapter Meeting in Korea

November 17, 2014

NSSPI Associate Director, Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Daejeon, South Korea to give an invited talk at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Korea chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) held on November 13th at Hotel INTERCITI. The focus of the meeting was "Nonproliferation Challenges in Spent Fuel Management." The meeting included two technical sessions: Safeguards and Security Considerations in Spent Fuel Management and Scientific and Technical Solutions for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems for the Future. Dr. Chirayath's talk was in the second technical ses...
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Gariazzo Lectures at ESARDA Course in Thailand

October 20, 2014

Claudio Gariazzo, a research engineer with NSSPI, traveled to Thailand to provide two lectures during the 13th ESARDA (European Safeguards Research and Development Association) course on Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation October 6th-10th 2014.  The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) of Ispra, Italy organized the course for Southeast Asian countries in partnership with the University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand. Open to Master's degree students in nuclear engineering, as well as young professionals and students in international relations and legal affairs,...
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NSSPI Hosts Academic Exchange with Students and Faculty from Tokyo Tech

October 13, 2014

In September, NSSPI hosted a delegation of students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech).  The visit was the second academic exchange held at Texas A&M University between students at Texas A&M and the DOJO Nuclear Security Education Program at Tokyo Tech who are studying nuclear nonproliferation and security issues. Texas A&M students have previously attended two international symposia on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards conducted by Tokyo Tech in Japan. The visit consisted of a series of student presentations on relevant researc...
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NSSPI Faculty Lead Nuclear Security Workshop for Indian Universities

September 12, 2014

NSSPI faculty members Dr. William Charlton, Dr. Sunil Chirayath, and Dr. Craig Marianno conducted a two and a half day workshop on nuclear security at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K), which was jointly sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and IIT-K.  Participants in this workshop were faculty and students from various universities throughout India that have nuclear science, engineering, or technology programs, including Amity University, Delhi University, Delhi Technological University, IIT-Bombay, Jadhavpur Universi...
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Chirayath Speaks at Nuclear Security Education Workshop in Indonesia

September 3, 2014

In August, NSSPI Associate Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to speak as part of the Workshop on the Enhancement of Nuclear Engineering Curriculum with Nuclear Security Subjects.  The workshop was sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and was aimed at enhancing UGM educators' understanding of nuclear security. UGM's Department of Engineering Physics is the only university in Indonesia offering a nuclear engineering curriculum. Therefore, they are ready to play an important role...
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NSSPI Holds Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian Universities

August 27, 2014

This summer, NSSPI hosted the first part of the 2014 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS), sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS).  The program was coordinated by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil Chirayath and participants included 24 students and faculty members from three Indian Universities: Anna University (Chennai); the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur); and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (Gandhinagar). While in College Station, the participants attended lectures on nuclear security and nuclear security culture, vis...
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Swinney Lectures on Nuclear Safeguards and Security at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in India

April 4, 2014

From January 15 through February 16, 2014, NSSPI Ph.D. student Mathew Swinney presented a series of 27 lectures on nuclear safeguards and security to a group of 11 first-year master's degree students at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in India.  The program is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of State through the Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and Texas A&M University through the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI). This is the third time that NSSPI has sent a Ph.D. student to PDPU to present lectures on nuclear safeguards an...
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NSSPI Participates in Global Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 25, 2014

Six NSSPI students, along with NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering Department Head Dr. Yassin Hassan, and Dr. Richard MacNamee of the Bush School, traveled to Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards from February 25th - March 7th.  The symposium was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI-Tech) in Cooperation with NSSPI, the Embassy of France in Japan, the J...
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Munshi Visit Moves Forward Partnership between Indian University and NSSPI

January 6, 2014

In early December 2013, NSSPI hosted the senior faculty member and Convener Prof. Prabhat Munshi of the Nuclear Engineering and Technology Program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K). The purpose of Prof. Munshi's visit was to discuss the possibilities of student/faculty exchange in the light of the recent Memorandum of Agreement signed between Texas A&M University's College of Engineering and IIT-K.  Prof. Munshi had discussions with Texas A&M College of Engineering officials and was briefed about the capabilities of the Nuclear Engineering Department...
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NSSPI Hosts Indonesian Delegation for Nuclear Security Education

December 12, 2013

Faculty and students from Gadjah Mada University (GMU) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia spent a week at NSSPI in November to discuss nuclear security education and experience the NSSPI curriculum firsthand.  Their stop at NSSPI was part of a longer trip to prominent university programs in nuclear security throughout the US meant to expose the students and educators to the state-of-the-art in the field. GMU is the only university in Indonesia offering a nuclear-engineering curriculum. The university's Nuclear Engineering Study Program was established in 1977 in order to fulfill the d...
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NSSPI Hosts Academic Exchange with Students and Faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology

November 26, 2013

NSSPI hosted a group of students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI Tech) from September 11-13 for an academic exchange with NSSPI students and faculty.  Students from both institutions presented their research and participated in social activities together.  Faculty also discussed future collaboration between Texas A&M and TI Tech.   While at Texas A&M, the TI Tech delegation visited the Nuclear Science Center and Disaster City, where they participated in an emergency response exercise led by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno....
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Goddard Lectures at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

May 2, 2013

From 11-18 April, recent NSSPI Ph.D. graduate Braden Goddard traveled to northern India to teach classes in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). Goddard gave a series of six 75 minute lectures, covering such topics as nuclear safeguards, Monte Carlo methods, and nuclear security science. These lectures were attended by two professors, two Ph.D. students, and eight Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) students from IITK. This series of lectures was considered to be part of the class requirements for the M. Tech. students, and, as such, th...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

April 18, 2013

The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University recently conducted the 2013 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan. The event was co-coordinated with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority. Participants in the NFE included students and professors from Texas A&M, the Tomsk Polytechnic University of Russia, and the Hanoi University of Science of the Vietnamese National University.  Dr. William Charlton, director of NSSPI and an associate professor...
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Miller Travels to India to Lecture on Nuclear Security

April 11, 2013

NSSPI senior Ph.D. student James Miller is currently visiting the Nuclear Energy program at Pandit Deendayahl Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.  He is there to give a series of lectures on nuclear security to students in the PDPU Nuclear Energy Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) program.  The five-week course runs from March 18 - April 20 and covers topics including the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear security, physical protection, and nuclear materials accounting.  The five PDPU student participants are all first-year students with backgrounds in m...
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Charlton Chairs Session at 1st Asan Nuclear Forum

March 20, 2013

NSSPI Director, Dr. William Charlton traveled to Seoul, Korea February 19-20, 2013 to participate in the 1st Asan Nuclear Forum hosted by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.  At this forum, 200 leading nuclear experts from over 30 countries and international organization gathered to discuss major issues in nuclear nonproliferation, peaceful use of nuclear energy and nuclear security.  Dr. Charlton chaired a session at the forum on Nuclear Safety and Terrorism and moderated a luncheon on nuclear security. ...
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Gariazzo Invited to Lecture at 11th ESARDA Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation

March 14, 2013

NSSPI Research Engineer, Claudio Gariazzo, was invited to lecture at the 11th European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation  in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.  Held from February 25th to March 1st, the course was aimed for only ASEAN countries (with Australian observers).  The course had 36 participants from around Southeast Asia and Australia and also included lecturers from the Joint Research Centre of Ispra, Italy, the Japanese Atomic Energy Authority's Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonprolifer...
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NSSPI Receives Visitors from Indian University

August 27, 2012

During the first two weeks of July, NSSPI hosted two students, Mr. Manit Shah and Mr. Vijay Mehta, from the M. Tech. program in Nuclear Energy at the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), along with Profesor Shriram Paranjape, Chair of the Nuclear Energy department at PDPU.  The objective of their visit was to receive hands-on laboratory experience in measurement techniques to support the security of nuclear materials. During their visit to NSSPI, the PDPU delegation attended lectures and participated in lab experiences on various nuclear security topics led by NSSPI ...
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Solodov Participates in NNSA Sponsored NDA Workshop at AELB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 16, 2012

During the period of March 30 - April 7, Dr. Alexander Solodov travelled to Malaysia as part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) team to participate in a Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Workshop.  The training workshop was intended for representatives of Malaysian nuclear agencies and universities and was focused on the use of the handheld radiation detector identiFINDER for various applications including: search, location, and identification of radiological and nuclear materials; gamma spectroscopy; and nuclear safeguards features such as uranium enrichment measurements. The worksh...
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NSSPI to Collaborate with Malaysia on Educational Initiatives

March 6, 2012

According to the World Nuclear Association, "Asia is the main region in the world where electricity generating capacity and specifically nuclear power is growing significantly." Among those nations interested in adding nuclear power to their energy mix, Malaysia is currently working toward 2021 as a target date for the country to start generating its own nuclear power.  As such, the country needs to develop the required human resources in the academic, industrial, and legal sectors very quickly.  With such an ambitious goal, Malaysian universities are actively pursuing coo...
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Solodov Participates in 7th Permanent Coordinating Group Meeting between DOE and BAPETEN, Indonesia

January 20, 2012

In December 2011, NSSPI staff member Dr. Alexander Solodov travelled to Indonesia as part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) team to participate in a series of meetings with the Indonesian Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN). The first event was the 7thPermanent Coordinating Group meeting in Bali, Indonesia, during which the US DOE delegation and BAPETEN representatives discussed the progress of ongoing joint activities in the area of nuclear material accounting, safeguards, and security. Plans for the upcoming year and new joint projects were also outlined and approved by ...
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NSSPI Students Present Research at GLOBAL 2011

January 17, 2012

From December 11-16, 2011, NSSPI staff and students presented their work at the GLOBAL 2011 conference held at Makuhari Messe in the Chiba province of Japan. The first day of the conference was focused on the affects of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident on the nuclear futures of nations such as France, Russia, the U.S., Kazakhstan, India, and, of course, Japan. The second day was devoted to in-depth discussions on advances in technology related to the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. NSSPI students Braden Goddard, Julia Eigenbrodt, and Alison Goodsell were able to present their wo...
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Charlton Participates in International Workshop on Safeguards Curriculum Development in Malaysia

December 15, 2011

From December 5-9, 2011, NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton traveled to Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia to participate in the "International Workshop on Safeguards Curriculum Development at the National University of Malaysia (UKM)."  The objective of the workshop was for experts from the US and the Republic of Korea to provide an initial consultation to the Malaysian Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and UKM on safeguards curriculum development as part of the planned Safety, Safeguards and Security (3S) program at UKM.  UKM hopes to become a hub of 3S training in the region...
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Marianno to Join the NNSA’s Consequence Management Response Team to Assist Japan

March 23, 2011

Dr. Craig Marianno has been called to support home team operations for the NNSA's Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT) at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.  On March 15th, the NNSA deployed 33 experts and more than 17,200 pounds of equipment to U.S. consulates and military bases in Japan to monitor radiation levels and gather technical information about the situation on the ground.  As part of the team in Las Vegas, Marianno will be working in dose assessment and helping to interrupt radiological data (both ground and aerial measurements) as it comes ...
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Gitau Participates in Safeguards Seminar in China

November 2, 2010

From August 23-27, 2010 NSSPI student Travis Gitau had the opportunity to be a lecturer in an International Safeguards Seminar held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The purpose of the seminar was to educate and engage young members of the Chinese nuclear industry in international safeguards and nonproliferation efforts. The seminar was organized under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State Development Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT), the National Nuclea...
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Nelson and Hetzler Lay Foundations for Joint Nuclear Security Education Programs in India

October 11, 2010

NSSPI associate director for international programs, Dr. Paul Nelson, and Adam Hetzler, a graduate student in the Nuclear Engineering department at TAMU, traveled to India the week of August 20-September 4, 2010.  The purpose of their visit was to finalize arrangements for Hetzler to present lectures on nuclear security engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and Magalore University (MU) and to explore the possibility of developing education programs in the field at other Indian universities.  As part of these preparations, a letter of cooperation was s...
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NSSPI Hosts Visitors from the National University of Malaysia.

November 16, 2009

The Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering, in conjunction with the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), the Nuclear Science Center (NSC), and the College of Engineering, hosted two visitors from the National University of Malaysia the week of November 7, 2009. The visitors were Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Noramly bin Muslim, Professor and Chairman of Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), and Prof. Dr. Shahidan bin Radiman, Chairman of the School of Applied Physics. The official purpose for the visit was to discuss possible ...
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Book on India's Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Appear Soon

August 28, 2009

India's Nuclear Fuel Cycle, a book authored by NSSPI affiliate Dr. Taraknath Woddi, NSSPI director Dr. William Charlton, and NSSPI Associate Director for International Programs, Dr. Paul Nelson, will be available to the public September 4, 2009. The book is being published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers and is an "analysis of the current . . . status and future potential of India's nuclear fuel cycle." ...
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NSSPI Commentary on India-US Nuclear Agreement Appears in the Washington Times

October 1, 2008

On Sept 30th, 2008 a commentary on the India-US Nuclear Agreement by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Boyle appeared in the Washington Times. In this piece, they analyze all of the reasons commonly touted by the opposition to the accord and reveal their weaknesses. To read the piece in its entirety, follow the link below. For other work on the India-US Nuclear Agreement, see the "Support" section of the website. ...
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