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NSSPI Student Participates in International 3S Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 23, 2017

TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) Ph.D. student Matthew Boyd traveled to Japan in February to take part in the 6th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards.  The two-week-long event was hosted by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Nuclear University, The European Nuclear Education Network, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the Japan chapter...
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NSSPI Provides Nuclear Security Curriculum Development Support to Indonesian University

February 16, 2017

From January 30th through February 3rd, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) welcomed Professor Sihana from the Department of Engineering Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Gadjah Mada, (UGM) in Indonesia for a visit to discuss the development of a nuclear security curriculum for UGM.  After Prof. Sihana presented the preliminary outline he developed for the new nuclear security courses, NSSPI faculty and staff provided him with the required resources to realize his planned curriculum.  Prof. Sihana was given an overview of NSSPI...
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NSSPI Hosts Visiting Scholar from Tokyo Tech

November 28, 2016

Takeshi Aoki, a second year Ph.D. student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) in Japan, has been working with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) as a visiting scholar since January.  He is a student in Tokyo Tech's DOJO Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent, a graduate program and NSSPI peer organization led by Dr. Masaki Saito. Aoki came to NSSPI as part of the Global Nuclear Internship in Foreign Countries agreement between TEES and Tokyo Tech, which allows Ph.D. students f...
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Chirayath, Marianno Help Conduct Nuclear Safeguards Education Workshop in Indonesia

June 24, 2016

From June 1-3, NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath and NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. Craig Marianno helped to conduct a workshop on safeguards education at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The "Workshop on Strengthening UGM's Nuclear Engineering Curriculum with Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards Education" was sponsored by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Workshop presenters included not only NSSPI faculty, but also scientists from PNNL...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

June 14, 2016

From May 15-20, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led the 2016 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan for graduate students from U.S. universities and young professionals from U.S. national laboratories.  The event was coordinated in conjunction with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), which is part of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA). Support for NSSPI's coordination of the NFE was granted by the Next-Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) of the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms ...
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JAEA Researcher Visits NSSPI to Discuss Nuclear Forensics Education and Research

April 4, 2016

Mr. Hiroshi Tamai, a principal researcher from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) Policy Research Office of the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), visited NSSPI on February 29th to discuss nuclear security curriculum development with NSSPI faculty and prepare a mission report for submission to the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). In line with the JAEA's missions related to the establishment of a nuclear forensics framework in Japan, the focus of the discussions was nuclear forensics education, research, and development,...
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NSSPI Faculty and Students Attend 3S Seminar and Symposium in Japan

March 16, 2016

NSSPI faculty and students traveled to Japan for the 5th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, which took place from February 21 - March 3.  The annual event is hosted and organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, NSSPI, the Japan chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, and the International Nuclear Research Collabo...
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NSSPI Hosts 3rd Annual Academic Exchange with Tokyo Tech

October 13, 2015

From September 21-23, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) for the third annual academic exchange held at Texas A&M University between students from the Texas A&M and the DOJO Nuclear Security Education Program at Tokyo Tech who are studying nuclear nonproliferation and security issues.  The team from Tokyo Tech consisted of seven students, two faculty members, and two staff members. On the first day, students from the two universities participated in group discus...
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Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty Visit NSSPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering to Discuss Research Collaboration

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 e...
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NSSPI Participates in International 3S Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 31, 2015

NSSPI student Daniel Hellfeld, along two other students from the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, Jonathan Scherr and Matthew Garza, travelled to Tokyo, Japan for the 4th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards titled "Nuclear Safety in the Post-Fukushima Era" from February 17 - 26. The symposium and seminar was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAE...
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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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Chirayath Invited to Speak at INMM Chapter Meeting in Korea

November 17, 2014

NSSPI Associate Director, Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Daejeon, South Korea to give an invited talk at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Korea chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) held on November 13th at Hotel INTERCITI. The focus of the meeting was "Nonproliferation Challenges in Spent Fuel Management." The meeting included two technical sessions: Safeguards and Security Considerations in Spent Fuel Management and Scientific and Technical Solutions for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems for the Future. Dr. Chirayath's talk was in the second technical ses...
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NSSPI Hosts Academic Exchange with Students and Faculty from Tokyo Tech

October 13, 2014

In September, NSSPI 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 at Texas A&M and the DOJO Nuclear Security Education Program at Tokyo Tech who are studying nuclear nonproliferation and security issues. Texas A&M students have previously attended two international symposia on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards conducted by Tokyo Tech in Japan. The visit consisted of a series of student presentations on relevant researc...
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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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NSSPI Participates in Global Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 25, 2014

Six NSSPI students, along with NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering Department Head Dr. Yassin Hassan, and Dr. Richard MacNamee of the Bush School, traveled to Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards from February 25th - March 7th.  The symposium was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI-Tech) in Cooperation with NSSPI, the Embassy of France in Japan, the J...
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NSSPI Hosts Indonesian Delegation for Nuclear Security Education

December 12, 2013

Faculty and students from Gadjah Mada University (GMU) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia spent a week at NSSPI in November to discuss nuclear security education and experience the NSSPI curriculum firsthand.  Their stop at NSSPI was part of a longer trip to prominent university programs in nuclear security throughout the US meant to expose the students and educators to the state-of-the-art in the field. GMU is the only university in Indonesia offering a nuclear-engineering curriculum. The university's Nuclear Engineering Study Program was established in 1977 in order to fulfill the d...
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NSSPI Hosts Academic Exchange with Students and Faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology

November 26, 2013

NSSPI hosted a group of students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI Tech) from September 11-13 for an academic exchange with NSSPI students and faculty.  Students from both institutions presented their research and participated in social activities together.  Faculty also discussed future collaboration between Texas A&M and TI Tech.   While at Texas A&M, the TI Tech delegation visited the Nuclear Science Center and Disaster City, where they participated in an emergency response exercise led by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno....
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

April 18, 2013

The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University recently conducted the 2013 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan. The event was co-coordinated with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority. Participants in the NFE included students and professors from Texas A&M, the Tomsk Polytechnic University of Russia, and the Hanoi University of Science of the Vietnamese National University.  Dr. William Charlton, director of NSSPI and an associate professor...
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Charlton Chairs Session at 1st Asan Nuclear Forum

March 20, 2013

NSSPI Director, Dr. William Charlton traveled to Seoul, Korea February 19-20, 2013 to participate in the 1st Asan Nuclear Forum hosted by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.  At this forum, 200 leading nuclear experts from over 30 countries and international organization gathered to discuss major issues in nuclear nonproliferation, peaceful use of nuclear energy and nuclear security.  Dr. Charlton chaired a session at the forum on Nuclear Safety and Terrorism and moderated a luncheon on nuclear security. ...
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Gariazzo Invited to Lecture at 11th ESARDA Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation

March 14, 2013

NSSPI Research Engineer, Claudio Gariazzo, was invited to lecture at the 11th European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation  in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.  Held from February 25th to March 1st, the course was aimed for only ASEAN countries (with Australian observers).  The course had 36 participants from around Southeast Asia and Australia and also included lecturers from the Joint Research Centre of Ispra, Italy, the Japanese Atomic Energy Authority's Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonprolifer...
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Solodov Participates in NNSA Sponsored NDA Workshop at AELB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 16, 2012

During the period of March 30 - April 7, Dr. Alexander Solodov travelled to Malaysia as part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) team to participate in a Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Workshop.  The training workshop was intended for representatives of Malaysian nuclear agencies and universities and was focused on the use of the handheld radiation detector identiFINDER for various applications including: search, location, and identification of radiological and nuclear materials; gamma spectroscopy; and nuclear safeguards features such as uranium enrichment measurements. The worksh...
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NSSPI to Collaborate with Malaysia on Educational Initiatives

March 6, 2012

According to the World Nuclear Association, "Asia is the main region in the world where electricity generating capacity and specifically nuclear power is growing significantly." Among those nations interested in adding nuclear power to their energy mix, Malaysia is currently working toward 2021 as a target date for the country to start generating its own nuclear power.  As such, the country needs to develop the required human resources in the academic, industrial, and legal sectors very quickly.  With such an ambitious goal, Malaysian universities are actively pursuing coo...
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Solodov Participates in 7th Permanent Coordinating Group Meeting between DOE and BAPETEN, Indonesia

January 20, 2012

In December 2011, NSSPI staff member Dr. Alexander Solodov travelled to Indonesia as part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) team to participate in a series of meetings with the Indonesian Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN). The first event was the 7thPermanent Coordinating Group meeting in Bali, Indonesia, during which the US DOE delegation and BAPETEN representatives discussed the progress of ongoing joint activities in the area of nuclear material accounting, safeguards, and security. Plans for the upcoming year and new joint projects were also outlined and approved by ...
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NSSPI Students Present Research at GLOBAL 2011

January 17, 2012

From December 11-16, 2011, NSSPI staff and students presented their work at the GLOBAL 2011 conference held at Makuhari Messe in the Chiba province of Japan. The first day of the conference was focused on the affects of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident on the nuclear futures of nations such as France, Russia, the U.S., Kazakhstan, India, and, of course, Japan. The second day was devoted to in-depth discussions on advances in technology related to the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. NSSPI students Braden Goddard, Julia Eigenbrodt, and Alison Goodsell were able to present their wo...
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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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Marianno to Join the NNSA’s Consequence Management Response Team to Assist Japan

March 23, 2011

Dr. Craig Marianno has been called to support home team operations for the NNSA's Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT) at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.  On March 15th, the NNSA deployed 33 experts and more than 17,200 pounds of equipment to U.S. consulates and military bases in Japan to monitor radiation levels and gather technical information about the situation on the ground.  As part of the team in Las Vegas, Marianno will be working in dose assessment and helping to interrupt radiological data (both ground and aerial measurements) as it comes ...
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Gitau Participates in Safeguards Seminar in China

November 2, 2010

From August 23-27, 2010 NSSPI student Travis Gitau had the opportunity to be a lecturer in an International Safeguards Seminar held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The purpose of the seminar was to educate and engage young members of the Chinese nuclear industry in international safeguards and nonproliferation efforts. The seminar was organized under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State Development Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT), the National Nuclea...
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NSSPI Hosts Visitors from the National University of Malaysia.

November 16, 2009

The Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering, in conjunction with the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), the Nuclear Science Center (NSC), and the College of Engineering, hosted two visitors from the National University of Malaysia the week of November 7, 2009. The visitors were Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Noramly bin Muslim, Professor and Chairman of Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), and Prof. Dr. Shahidan bin Radiman, Chairman of the School of Applied Physics. The official purpose for the visit was to discuss possible ...
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