Research Staff:

Research Themes: 

  • Nuclear security & proliferation risk analysis
  • Safeguards systems analysis and instrument development
  • Combating nuclear terrorism
  • Nuclear forensics and attribution
  • Arms control and treaty verification
  • Ensuring the peaceful use of nuclear energy


  • First university to mount and record radiation data from a crane used in port operations
  • Developed SINRD detector with Los Alamos National Lab for testing by International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Developed the SHIELD framework to interdict HEU at borders
  • Developed PRAETOR tool and latency method for proliferation risk analysis
  • GNEII program cited by White House as the fifth most important United States science and technology activity in the Middle East
  • Methodology for determining which states will develop nuclear capabilities
  • International research and education: India, Russa, Switzerland, UAE, England

Total research expenditures for fiscal year 2017: Over $1.34 million