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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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