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NSSPI Contributes to Nuclear Security Capacity-Building Training Course in China

September 1, 2017

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop instructional materials for a training course in nuclear security capacity-building in consultation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for professionals of IAEA member States from Asia and the Pacific region.  The course was conducted at the State Nuclear Security Training Center in Beijing, China. NSSPI Director and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to China to serve as an instructor for the course. T...
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NSSPI Participates in International Nuclear Security Conference

January 24, 2017

In December, TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) Instructional Designer Kelley Ragusa traveled to Vienna, Austria to participate in the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions.  Ragusa delivered a presentation titled "Preparing the Next Generation of Nuclear Security Professionals-The Technology/Policy Nexus," which discussed nuclear security training and education being carried out at Texas A&M University by NSSPI and the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI). The paper was part of a session that included a panel discussion...
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Ambassador Dengo of Costa Rica Visits with NSSPI Faculty and Students

April 2, 2015

The week of March 23, NSSPI hosted Ambassador Ana Teresa Dengo Benavides of Costa Rica.  Ambassador Dengo served an extensive term as Costa Rica's Ambassador to Austria and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations starting in August 2006.  She concurrently served as the Chairperson of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Preparatory Commission for 2007. From 1998 to 2006, Ambassador Dengo worked with the CTBTO Preparatory Commission as an External Relations Officer and an International Cooperation and PTS Training Officer. Prior to this, she wor...
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NSSPI Represents Texas A&M at IAEA Safeguards Symposium

November 7, 2014

Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute (NSSPI) staff members, Dr. Sunil Chirayath and Claudio Gariazzo, along with nuclear engineering graduate student Royal Elmore, traveled to Vienna, Austria to participate in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) symposium on "International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People" held October 20-24. The symposium provided an opportunity for participants to learn about cutting-edge research projects, meet with fellow nuclear safeguards and security professionals and stakeholders to discuss current and future resea...
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IAEA Director General Amano Meets with NSSPI Leadership

November 5, 2014

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano met with NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. David Boyle, Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) Director Dr. Lee Peddicord, and Dr. Yassin Hassan, head of the department of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University as part of his visit to the campus last week.  He was briefed on the work of the institutes and the department and discussed opportunities for further collaboration in safeguards and security technologies with NSSPI leadership.  This was Ambassador Amano's first vi...
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