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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 Collaborates with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on Nuclear Security Training in Brazil

November 21, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to coordinate two events in Brazil between November 3 and November 11.  Both events were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and provided opportunities for NSSPI to interact with Brazilian professionals and students, respectively, and to provide outreach and training to these groups on the issue of nuclear security. Dr. Craig Marianno, NSSPI deputy director ...
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NSSPI Co-Hosts Nuclear Security Training Workshop in South Africa

October 6, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), along with the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security, hosted a train-the-trainer workshop in Cape Town, South Africa from September 20 through 22. Dr. Sunil Chirayath, director of NSSPI and research assistant professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, and Dr. Craig Marianno, NSSPI deputy director and assistant professor of nuclear engineering, lectured at the workshop. The focus of this workshop was to provide instructors from nine different countries with the ...
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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 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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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 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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Czech Ambassador Hosts TAMU Workshop Participants

July 20, 2012

On June 18, 2012, NSSPI faculty members Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Alexander Solodov took part in a luncheon at the US Embassy in the Czech Republic.  Ambassador Norman L. Eisen hosted the luncheon in honor of the CVUT Nuclear Engineering Conference, a week-long graduate and post-graduate workshop that was held in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the nearby Czech Technical University in Prague.  The workshop was organized by the Czech Nuclear Education Network (CENEN) using European Union program funds and was endorsed by the US Embassy as part of its initiative to...
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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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