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 Investigates the Time Required for a State to Develop a Nuclear Weapon - Policy makers around the globe are concerned with the possibility that nations will develop nuclear weapons, and policies often depend upon an understanding of the tools and time required for a nuclear weapons program to succeed. The breakout time is defined as the time required to acquire the minimum amount of weapons-grade plutonium needed for […]
- Martinson Wins Seaborg Fellowship - Sean Martinson, a Ph.D. student working with the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI), was selected as a G.T. Seaborg Institute Fellow for 2021. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, and the G. T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science, the fellowship allows students to join scientists at […]
- NSSPI Student Investigates the Proliferation Resistance of Uranium Reprocessing - Closing the nuclear fuel cycle through reprocessing used nuclear fuel would lead to a significant reduction in nuclear waste and increased efficiency for nuclear energy plants. However, fears that reprocessing is vulnerable to misuse leading to proliferation have posed a barrier to its widespread adoption as a standard practice among many nuclear energy producing countries. […]