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 Monitor Detection System Effectiveness - Polyvinyl toluene (PVT) detectors are used in radiation portal monitors (RPM) around the world to detect the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. Ernesto Ordonez-Ferrer is a student working with Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) Deputy Director Dr. Craig Marianno on a project sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear […]
- NSSPI Student Makes Remote Detection Experiments Possible for Virtual Students - Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, providing hands-on experiments in radiation detection for nuclear engineering and health physics students was a challenge. Not all institutions have access to the appropriate equipment and materials for these experiments, and access to sources can be further restricted by certifications and liabilities. The Center for Nuclear Security Science and […]
- NSSPI Student Investigates Proliferation-Resistant Method for Producing Medical Isotopes - Technetium-99m, a daughter of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is the most popular radioisotope and is used in over 40 million medical procedures every year for diagnosing everything from heart disease to cancer. Because the US currently imports all of its Mo-99 from aging reactors overseas, the supply chain for this critical radioisotope is vulnerable to transportation problems […]