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Marianno Demonstrates Radiation Detection Platform as Part of DOE Science and Safety Robotics Challenge

August 29, 2016

From August 22-23, Dr. Craig Marianno, TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy (NSSPI) deputy director and an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, along with undergraduate nuclear engineering student Dan Murchison, participated in the "Science and Safety: Robotics Challenge" organized by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management.  They gave a demonstration of a radiation detection platform built by Marianno's research group, which was mounted on a PackBot, a robot designed and built by Endeavor R...
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Erchinger, Shah Present at SORMA West 2016

June 3, 2016

NSSPI students Manit Shah and Jennifer Erchinger presented posters at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA West) in Berkeley, CA from May 22 through 26.  Both Shah and Erchinger are Ph.D. students in Dr. Craig Marianno's research group, which focuses on combatting nuclear terrorism through research in radiation detection, emergency response, and consequence-management.  Shah's poster featured his research with Dr. Marianno and Dr. Sunil Khatri from the Texas A&M Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the us...
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NSSPI Student Presentations Highlighted in ANS Nuclear News

January 29, 2015

Presentations made by NSSPI students Royal Elmore and Matthew Swinney at the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Meeting in November 2014 were highlighted in the January 2015 edition of the ANS's publication Nuclear News. Their presentations were part of a session on nonproliferation sponsored by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Technical Group (whose name was changed to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division in November). Elmore's presentation focused on the application of the Proliferation Resistance Analysis and Evaluation Tool (PRAETOR), which was developed by NSSPI to as...
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Wiley Series Tackles Iranian Difficulties

February 9, 2012

(Originally published in The Batallion, by: Trevor Stevens) Fluxuating oil prices and the threat of nuclear weapons development fuel the tension between the U.S. and Iran, a topic addressed in an on-campus discussion Wednesday evening. Two professors discussed these current global issues during the MSC Wiley Lecture Series symposium: The Iranian Hazard. Professor Paulo Barretto, consultant on international nuclear projects, said evidence of Iran acquiring nuclear-specific equipment and western sanctions imposed on Iran, are furthering the distance between Iran and western natio...
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