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 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 […]
- NSSPI Student Working on New Tools for Nuclear Forensics - In 2010, Congress passed the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act, which created initiatives to support research into determining the source of nuclear or radiological material that has been either confiscated or recovered from a detonated weapon. This allows authorities to identify the origin of the material and piece together how it was obtained and who […]
- NSSPI Student Develops Proof-of-Concept Remote Monitoring System Designs for Dry Cask Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel - On-site pools for spent nuclear fuel at power plants and other facilities are reaching their design capacity across the country. With long-term storage plans for this spent fuel tied up in a political stalemate, the nation’s nuclear power reactors are turning to dry cask storage as an interim storage solution. “Current practices in nuclear safeguards […]