This month, Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) Director and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering Dr. Sunil Chirayath took part in Part 2 of the “Dialogue on North Korea Denuclearization Roadmaps and Verification,” a private meeting convened by Kyung Hee University, located in Seoul, Korea, the Global Business Institute, based in Washington, D.C., and the Natural Resources Defense Council headquartered in New York. The meeting is a follow-up to a meeting held in 2018 to discuss findings from technical and policy experts related to a possible roadmap for the denuclearization of North Korea.
Dr. Chirayath represented the DOE-NNSA Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification, which is led by the University of Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. His presentation on the “Analysis of the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Capabilities by Estimating Its Highly Enriched Uranium Stockpile and Natural Uranium Reserves” was based on his recent scholarly article of the same name that appeared in the Science & Global Security Journal. He also presented his research work on plutonium source attribution.