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Prairie View Students and Faculty Participate in Field Detection Exercise

April 27, 2017

On April 19th, students and faculty from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) participated in a field detection exercise at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Disaster City facility. The visit was supported by the Nuclear Forensics for Minority Serving Institutions (NF-MSI) program sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and organized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI).  NSSPI Deputy Director and nuclear engineering assistant professor ...
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DTRA Expert Delivers Lecture on DTRA's Role in Radiation Detection Research

April 20, 2017

On March 20th, Mr. Grant Ford visited Texas A&M and the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) to deliver a seminar lecture to students about the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and its role in radiation detection research.  Ford is a NSSPI graduate and currently the J9 NTDN Nuclear Threats Branch Chief of DTRA.   The seminar was organized by the Texas A&M Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Student Chapter and NSSPI faculty. Ford's talk covered nuclear technologies, challenges, and prior...
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SRNL Expert Delivers Lecture on NNSA Tritium Supply Chain

March 9, 2017

On March 3rd, Dr. Steven B. Wyrick, tritium program manager at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute. Dr. Wyrick presented a lecture titled "The National Nuclear Security Security Administration (NNSA) Tritium Supply Chain" to Texas A&M University nuclear engineering students in the graduate-level Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Material Safeguards class (NUEN 651).  While at Texas A&M, Dr. Wyrick also visited the NSSPI nuclear security, safeguards, and radiochemistry laboratories and toured the TEEX ...
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Distinguished ORNL Researcher Visits NSSPI

February 14, 2017

Dr. Bruce A. Moyer, a distinguished research staff member and corporate fellow in the Chemical Sciences Division and group leader of the Chemical Separations Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) on January 24th.  Dr. Moyer is a leader in separations science and technology and renowned in the science community for contributions in solvent extraction and ion exchange and recent technical advancements in anion separations.  He has worked closely with NSSPI Associate Research Scientist Dr. Jonatha...
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Iran Nuclear Deal Science Advisor Speaks to INMM Student Chapter

March 3, 2016

On Wednesday, February 24th, Dr. R. Scott Kemp, Norman C. Rasmussen Chair in Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), gave a presentation at the meeting of the Texas A&M University Student Chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).  Kemp spoke about "Nonproliferation in the Centrifuge Age" and held a discussion on the topic with students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and INMM.  The presentation was part of a two-day visit to the Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Bush School of Governmen...
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NSSPI Hosts Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters

November 16, 2015

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DASD(NM)), Dr. Vahid Majidi, visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), Texas A&M University, and The Bush School of Government and Public Policy on October 29 and 30. Majidi's office sponsors several projects with NSSPI that integrate both technical and policy aspects of nuclear security. During his visit, Majidi toured several campus facilities, including Disaster City and the Emergency Operations Training Center. He gave presentations to and engaged in discussions with students from...
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Distinguished Los Alamos Scientist Visits NSSPI

November 3, 2015

Longtime Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, Dr. Charles Bathke, visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute on October 20th to interact with NSSPI students and give presentations.  Bathke's current work involves analyzing material attractiveness, which is the relative utility of different nuclear materials to an adversary looking to assemble a nuclear explosive device.  He spoke on this topic during the nuclear nonproliferation and arms control (NUEN 650) class and at a meeting of the Texas A&M student chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Mate...
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Hinderstein Speaks to INMM Student Chapter and Interacts with NSSPI Faculty and Students

April 30, 2015

Ms. Corey Hinderstein traveled to College Station to meet with TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy (NSSPI) staff and students and to address the Texas A&M University Student Chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).  Hinderstein is the Senior Coordinator for the Nuclear Security Summit and Nonproliferation Policy Affairs at the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation in the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.   Hinderstein met with NSSPI graduate students at an informal roundtable, where she learned ...
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NSSPI to Collaborate with Malaysia on Educational Initiatives

March 6, 2012

According to the World Nuclear Association, "Asia is the main region in the world where electricity generating capacity and specifically nuclear power is growing significantly." Among those nations interested in adding nuclear power to their energy mix, Malaysia is currently working toward 2021 as a target date for the country to start generating its own nuclear power.  As such, the country needs to develop the required human resources in the academic, industrial, and legal sectors very quickly.  With such an ambitious goal, Malaysian universities are actively pursuing coo...
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ORNL and PNNL Interns from Russian Universities Visit TAMU

January 4, 2010

From November 30th through December 4th, 2009, NSSPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at TAMU hosted a group of students from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) and the Tomsk Polytechnic Univerisity (TPU) currently working in the United States as interns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The students, Dmitry Gerasimov, Andrey Zhukov, Leonid Khodalev, Olga Mikhaylova, and Petr Mansurov, were able to tour the campus and sit in on several graduate-level nuclear engineering classes and labs as part of their e...
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NSSPI Hosts Visitors from the National University of Malaysia.

November 16, 2009

The Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering, in conjunction with the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), the Nuclear Science Center (NSC), and the College of Engineering, hosted two visitors from the National University of Malaysia the week of November 7, 2009. The visitors were Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Noramly bin Muslim, Professor and Chairman of Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), and Prof. Dr. Shahidan bin Radiman, Chairman of the School of Applied Physics. The official purpose for the visit was to discuss possible ...
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