Archive for nonproliferation

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) celebrated the graduation of its 2015 fellows with a symposium and graduation ceremony at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The annual symposium offers GNEII fellows an opportunity to share the results of their study…


With two years of intense planning and dedication, the 2015 ANS student conference was successfully executed April 9-11. The conference theme was “Powering Tomorrow Together,” and aimed to highlight the growing globalization of the nuclear and health physics industries. The conference provided atten…


The officers of the Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and faculty from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led participants in a table-top exercise focusing on t…


Twenty nuclear forensics students and faculty from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) visited the Texas A&M University campus April 10 as part of the Nuclear Forensics for Minority Serving Institutions program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detect…


Daniel Hellfeld, Jonathan Scherr and Matthew Garza, students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, traveled to Tokyo for the 4th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards titled “Nuclear Saf…


From Jan. 6-10, faculty from the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) 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 …


The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) recently 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 from Texas A&M and the DOJO Nuclear Sec…


Department of Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute 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 joint…


Dr. Sunil Chirayath, associate director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), 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 …


This summer, the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first part of the 2014 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS). The program was coordinated by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil Chirayat…


Marlene Bencomo, an incoming Ph.D student working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath, was recently awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. The program is a partnership between the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, C…


In July, NSSPI graduated its first class of students in the Summer Certificate in Nuclear Security Program. Sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), the certificate program is an eight-week intensive course designed to produce nuclear professionals who will lead…


Manit Shah's paper titled "Simulation Analysis of Scintillation in a Nal Detector" was selected as the best student paper for the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in July. Shah is a Nuclear …


From January 15 through February 16, 2014, nuclear engineering 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 sup…


Faculty and students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and researchers in the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) participated in the Sixth International Nonproliferation Summer School, "Nuclear Technologies: Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Peaceful Use of Nuclea…