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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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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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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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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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