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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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Chirayath Contributes to Safeguards Curriculum Development Workshop for Sub-Saharan Africa

July 28, 2016

From July 18-22, NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to take part in a nuclear safeguards curriculum development workshop for university professors from Nigeria and Ghana at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program.  The program aimed at introducing the faculty to materials and approaches for integrating nuclear safeguards programs into existing university curricula and certificate programs. &...
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Chirayath Lectures at Nuclear Security and Safeguards Professional Development Course for Sub-Saharan Africa

January 5, 2016

NSSPI Interim Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath participated in the second part of a joint professional development course with the National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program (INSEP), the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), and the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS).  The objectives of this course were to provide training and academic information on introducing nuclear security and safeguards topics into the engineering curriculum at Ghanaian, Kenyan, and Nigerian universit...
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NSSPI Hosts Nigerian Faculty for Nuclear Security Study Tour

December 22, 2014

NSSPI hosted faculty members from four Nigerian universities for a nuclear security study tour December 1 through 5.  The faculty members hailed from Ahmado Bello University, Obafemi Awolowo University, the Univerity of Ibadan, and the University of Port Harcourt, and the purpose of their visit was to seek guidance on the development of nuclear security courses in their respective universities.  Dr. William Charlton, Dr. Craig Marianno, and Dr. Sunil Chirayath, all of NSSPI, along with Dr. Richard Mac Namee of the Bush School of Government and Public Service gave presentat...
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Chirayath to Co-Supervise Students at South Africa’s North-West University

April 9, 2013

NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil S. Chirayath has been selected by the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at South Africa's North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) to be the Co-Supervisor for two of their Nuclear Engineering graduate students.  Dr. Chirayath will advising Ph.D. student Marina du Toit and M.Sc. student Sinenhlanhla Sihlangu in their research along with North-West faculty members Dr. Anthonie Cilliers and Dr. Vishnu Naicker, respectively. Ms. Toit will be conducting research on the "Development of Gen III+ PWR Thorium based Fuels" and Ms. Sihlang...
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NSSPI Leads Nonproliferation Exercise with Kenyan Workshop Participants

September 13, 2012

NSSPI faculty organized a series of lectures and exercises relating to nonproliferation and Safety, Security, and Safeguards (3S) for a group of twenty-nine Kenyans attending a Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) workshop from July 8 through August 8.  The workshop was focused on building the capability in Kenya to embark on a nuclear power program, and current 3S standards and practices were presented to the group as fundamental requirements of any nuclear program.  The participants in the workshop represented a wide range of professionals from the Kenyan government, academia, ...
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