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NSSPI Conducts Nuclear Security Curriculum Review Workshop with Amity University in India

June 14, 2017

From June 1 through 3, the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) conducted a nuclear security curriculum review workshop with Amity University on the Amity campus in near New Delhi in India.  Faculty from nine different Indian universities attended the workshop to increase their knowledge on nuclear security topics and share their lessons learned, best practices, and challenges in developing nuclear security curricula.  The subject matter experts for the workshop included both U.S. and Indian faculty: NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath; NSSPI Deputy Dire...
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Osborn Lectures on Nuclear Security at IIT-Madras

April 5, 2017

In March, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) worked with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) to conduct a nuclear security workshop on the IIT-M campus in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The workshop, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with assistance from Dr. Prafula Behera of IIT-M, included lectures on nuclear security, nuclear security culture, and insider threat analysis.  NSSPI Ph.D. student Jeremy Osborn presented a series of 13 lectures on nuclear security, threat assessment,...
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NSSPI Conducts Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

September 7, 2016

In August, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) worked with faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) to conduct the second Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop on the campus of IIT-K in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.  The workshop, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with logistics coordination by CRDF Global, included lectures on nuclear security, nuclear security culture, insider threats, and insider psychology.  Participants also completed a tabletop exercise...
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NSSPI Hosts Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian and Brazilian Students and Faculty

August 4, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week-long Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2nd to July 10th.  Twenty-seven students and six faculty members from seven universities in India and one Brazilian university participated in the 2016 NSTS, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security with logistics coordination by CRDF Global.  The NSTS aims to further the study of nuclear security best practices at universities in India and Brazil an...
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NSSPI Co-Hosts Nuclear Security Training Workshop in India

February 24, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a two and half-day nuclear security training workshop for the Indian academics from 10-12, February, 2016.  The workshop was held at the PDPU campus in Gandhinagar (Gujarat State), India and was sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) with support from CRDF Global. The audience for the workshop included 21 faculty members and 43 students from ten different universities in India.  ...
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NSSPI Hosts 2015 Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian Universities

July 31, 2015

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first part of the 2015 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) for Indian University faculty and students at Texas A&M University from June 20th through June 30th.  The NSTS is sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and is the fourth in its series.  The participants included 25 nuclear engineering students and 5 faculty members from nine universities across India:  Amity University (Noida), Delhi Un...
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Gariazzo Presents Nuclear Security Lecture Series for Students at PDPU in India

February 11, 2015

From January 19-30, Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Ph.d. student and NSSPI research staff member Claudio Gariazzo presented a series of 14 lectures on nuclear security to a group of eight first-year master's degree students at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in India. The course covered basic nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation detection, threat identification, facility characterization, physical security science, and other relevant topics. The program is sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security, and Gariazzo is the four...
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NSSPI Helps Lead the Advanced Nuclear Security Workshop for Indian Universities

February 3, 2015

From January 6-10, NSSPI faculty joined with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to lead a four-day workshop for Indian universities focused on advanced nuclear security topics on the campus of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gadhinagar, Gujarat, India.  Sponsored by PDPU and the Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), this workshop was a follow-up to a workshop on basic nuclear security topics conducted by NSSPI faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) in August 2014. The workshop consisted of lectures on a ful...
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NSSPI Faculty Lead Nuclear Security Workshop for Indian Universities

September 12, 2014

NSSPI faculty members Dr. William Charlton, Dr. Sunil Chirayath, and Dr. Craig Marianno conducted a two and a half day workshop on nuclear security at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K), which was jointly sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and IIT-K.  Participants in this workshop were faculty and students from various universities throughout India that have nuclear science, engineering, or technology programs, including Amity University, Delhi University, Delhi Technological University, IIT-Bombay, Jadhavpur Universi...
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NSSPI Holds Nuclear Security Training Series for Indian Universities

August 27, 2014

This summer, NSSPI hosted the first part of the 2014 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS), sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS).  The program was coordinated by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil Chirayath and participants included 24 students and faculty members from three Indian Universities: Anna University (Chennai); the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur); and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (Gandhinagar). While in College Station, the participants attended lectures on nuclear security and nuclear security culture, vis...
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NSSPI Holds Graduation for PNS Summer Certificate in Nuclear Security Program

August 8, 2014

In July, NSSPI graduated its first class of students in the Summer Certificate in Nuclear Security Program. Sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), the certificate program is an eight-week intensive course designed to produce nuclear professionals who will lead efforts to reduce the security risks associated with nuclear and radiological materials, while ensuring the peaceful use of nuclear energy is available to all. Participants earned academic credit by completing three university courses taught by NSSPI faculty. The program also included...
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Swinney Lectures on Nuclear Safeguards and Security at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in India

April 4, 2014

From January 15 through February 16, 2014, NSSPI Ph.D. student Mathew Swinney presented a series of 27 lectures on nuclear safeguards and security to a group of 11 first-year master's degree students at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in India.  The program is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of State through the Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and Texas A&M University through the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI). This is the third time that NSSPI has sent a Ph.D. student to PDPU to present lectures on nuclear safeguards an...
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Munshi Visit Moves Forward Partnership between Indian University and NSSPI

January 6, 2014

In early December 2013, NSSPI hosted the senior faculty member and Convener Prof. Prabhat Munshi of the Nuclear Engineering and Technology Program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K). The purpose of Prof. Munshi's visit was to discuss the possibilities of student/faculty exchange in the light of the recent Memorandum of Agreement signed between Texas A&M University's College of Engineering and IIT-K.  Prof. Munshi had discussions with Texas A&M College of Engineering officials and was briefed about the capabilities of the Nuclear Engineering Department...
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Goddard Lectures at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

May 2, 2013

From 11-18 April, recent NSSPI Ph.D. graduate Braden Goddard traveled to northern India to teach classes in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). Goddard gave a series of six 75 minute lectures, covering such topics as nuclear safeguards, Monte Carlo methods, and nuclear security science. These lectures were attended by two professors, two Ph.D. students, and eight Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) students from IITK. This series of lectures was considered to be part of the class requirements for the M. Tech. students, and, as such, th...
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Miller Travels to India to Lecture on Nuclear Security

April 11, 2013

NSSPI senior Ph.D. student James Miller is currently visiting the Nuclear Energy program at Pandit Deendayahl Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.  He is there to give a series of lectures on nuclear security to students in the PDPU Nuclear Energy Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) program.  The five-week course runs from March 18 - April 20 and covers topics including the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear security, physical protection, and nuclear materials accounting.  The five PDPU student participants are all first-year students with backgrounds in m...
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NSSPI Receives Visitors from Indian University

August 27, 2012

During the first two weeks of July, NSSPI hosted two students, Mr. Manit Shah and Mr. Vijay Mehta, from the M. Tech. program in Nuclear Energy at the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), along with Profesor Shriram Paranjape, Chair of the Nuclear Energy department at PDPU.  The objective of their visit was to receive hands-on laboratory experience in measurement techniques to support the security of nuclear materials. During their visit to NSSPI, the PDPU delegation attended lectures and participated in lab experiences on various nuclear security topics led by NSSPI ...
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Nelson and Hetzler Lay Foundations for Joint Nuclear Security Education Programs in India

October 11, 2010

NSSPI associate director for international programs, Dr. Paul Nelson, and Adam Hetzler, a graduate student in the Nuclear Engineering department at TAMU, traveled to India the week of August 20-September 4, 2010.  The purpose of their visit was to finalize arrangements for Hetzler to present lectures on nuclear security engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and Magalore University (MU) and to explore the possibility of developing education programs in the field at other Indian universities.  As part of these preparations, a letter of cooperation was s...
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Book on India's Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Appear Soon

August 28, 2009

India's Nuclear Fuel Cycle, a book authored by NSSPI affiliate Dr. Taraknath Woddi, NSSPI director Dr. William Charlton, and NSSPI Associate Director for International Programs, Dr. Paul Nelson, will be available to the public September 4, 2009. The book is being published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers and is an "analysis of the current . . . status and future potential of India's nuclear fuel cycle." ...
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NSSPI Commentary on India-US Nuclear Agreement Appears in the Washington Times

October 1, 2008

On Sept 30th, 2008 a commentary on the India-US Nuclear Agreement by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Boyle appeared in the Washington Times. In this piece, they analyze all of the reasons commonly touted by the opposition to the accord and reveal their weaknesses. To read the piece in its entirety, follow the link below. For other work on the India-US Nuclear Agreement, see the "Support" section of the website. ...
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