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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 Collaborates with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro on Nuclear Security Training in Brazil

November 21, 2016

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) collaborated with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to coordinate two events in Brazil between November 3 and November 11.  Both events were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and provided opportunities for NSSPI to interact with Brazilian professionals and students, respectively, and to provide outreach and training to these groups on the issue of nuclear security. Dr. Craig Marianno, NSSPI deputy director ...
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NSSPI Co-Hosts Nuclear Security Training Workshop in South Africa

October 6, 2016

The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), along with the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security, hosted a train-the-trainer workshop in Cape Town, South Africa from September 20 through 22. Dr. Sunil Chirayath, director of NSSPI and research assistant professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, and Dr. Craig Marianno, NSSPI deputy director and assistant professor of nuclear engineering, lectured at the workshop. The focus of this workshop was to provide instructors from nine different countries with the ...
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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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Chirayath Facilitates Nuclear Security Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Jordan

September 1, 2016

 TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Amman, Jordan from August 14 to 18 to facilitate a train-the-trainer workshop in nuclear security aimed at raising awareness among both the technical and administration staff members of the new Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR). The JRTR is a research reactor on the campus of the Jordan University of Science and Technology intended to educate the upcoming generation of nuclear engineers and scientists in Jordan, as well as to produce radioisotopes.  This workshop ...
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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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Charlton Participates in Nuclear Security Curriculum Development Workshop in Indonesia

February 9, 2015

In January, NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, along with Dr. Howard Hall and Dr. Joe Stainback of the University of Knoxville, travelled to Yogyakarta in Indonesia to support a curriculum development workshop at Gadjah Mada University (UGM). This was the second in a series of three workshops sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) to support the development of a nuclear security component as part of the UGM undergraduate nuclear engineering degree. UGM's Department of Engineering Physics is the only university in Indonesia offer...
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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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Chirayath Speaks at Nuclear Security Education Workshop in Indonesia

September 3, 2014

In August, NSSPI Associate Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to speak as part of the Workshop on the Enhancement of Nuclear Engineering Curriculum with Nuclear Security Subjects.  The workshop was sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and was aimed at enhancing UGM educators' understanding of nuclear security. UGM's Department of Engineering Physics is the only university in Indonesia offering a nuclear engineering curriculum. Therefore, they are ready to play an important role...
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Czech Ambassador Hosts TAMU Workshop Participants

July 20, 2012

On June 18, 2012, NSSPI faculty members Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Alexander Solodov took part in a luncheon at the US Embassy in the Czech Republic.  Ambassador Norman L. Eisen hosted the luncheon in honor of the CVUT Nuclear Engineering Conference, a week-long graduate and post-graduate workshop that was held in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the nearby Czech Technical University in Prague.  The workshop was organized by the Czech Nuclear Education Network (CENEN) using European Union program funds and was endorsed by the US Embassy as part of its initiative to...
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Charlton Participates in International Workshop on Safeguards Curriculum Development in Malaysia

December 15, 2011

From December 5-9, 2011, NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton traveled to Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia to participate in the "International Workshop on Safeguards Curriculum Development at the National University of Malaysia (UKM)."  The objective of the workshop was for experts from the US and the Republic of Korea to provide an initial consultation to the Malaysian Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and UKM on safeguards curriculum development as part of the planned Safety, Safeguards and Security (3S) program at UKM.  UKM hopes to become a hub of 3S training in the region...
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Highlights from the INMM Workshop on Proliferation Assessment Tools

April 16, 2010

INMM Workshop on Proliferation Assessment Tools papers, presentations, agendas, and photos are now available on the NSSPI website. ...
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CEIP U.S.-Russia Workshop

August 11, 2008

NSSPI is to help coordinate a U.S.-Russia Workshop with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The title of the workshop will be "The Next Generation of Advances in Safeguards and Verification Technologies" and will take place at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in Moscow, Russia December 15-16, 2008. This workshop involves commissioned papers by both U.S. and Russian scientists exploring "transformational approaches" that may provide technological means for enabling breakthroughs in multilateral approaches to safeguarding the fuel cycle in problematic emerging nucl...
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