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Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty Visit NSSPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering to Discuss Research Collaboration

Aoki and Sagara with NSSPI Interim Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath
Aoki and Sagara with NSSPI Interim Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath
Tuesday, 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 exchange.

This internship program is the latest in a series of ongoing interactions between NSSPI, the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, and TI-Tech.  Every year, TI-Tech invites Texas A&M nuclear engineering students to attend a 2-week-long symposium in Japan focused on nuclear security, safety, and safeguards. In exchange, each fall a group of TI-Tech students come to Texas A&M to participate in a week-long security and incident response exercise at the Disaster City facility organized by NSSPI.  These interactions offer students from both sides a unique opportunity to experience another culture while enhancing their knowledge of nuclear security, safety, and safeguards.

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