NSSPI students have unique opportunities for research, education and professional development. NSSPI students participate in foreign field experiences, present their research results in national and international forums, and have premier internship opportunities at national laboratories.
NSSPI faculty and students established at Texas A&M the first student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM). Students working on NSSPI-sponsored projects also are members of both the Student INMM chapter and the International INMM chapter. As members of the organization, our students have opportunities to present research projects, publish articles and immerse themselves in the professional nuclear nonproliferation culture supported by laboratories and governments around the world. See a directory of our NSSPI graduates.
Degrees Earned by NSSPI Students* by Year
*NSSPI students are students who were advised by NSSPI faculty members. NSSPI has supported students in many other research groups and departments, as is partly reflected in the list of theses and dissertations.
- NSSPI Student Develops New Method to Improve Detection in High Radiation Environments - Many new advanced reactor designs that are being developed by companies like X-Energy and Kairos propose on-line fueling for their reactors. This means that the reactor does not need to be shut down to change the fuel. While this feature can allow power plants to continue to produce energy while the reactor is re-fueled, online […]
- NSSPI Student Researches Proliferation Resistance Enhancements to Used Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing - As more nations turn to nuclear energy to fuel their lower carbon futures, the option of reprocessing used fuel, rather than storing it indefinitely, could become more appealing to certain countries. Reprocessing, however, has long been viewed as a proliferation risk since the practice involves producing material—in certain stages of the process— that could be […]
- NSSPI Student Looks for New Ways to Improve Border Monitoring - Radiation detectors are deployed throughout the United States in many national security applications. One application of critical interest to the government is border security and the radiation detectors that operate at room temperature to monitor border crossings and other ports of entry. Every year, the government dedicates millions of dollars to research ways to improve […]