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 New Technique to Track Plutonium Holdup - The U.S. nuclear arsenal is a product of the Cold War. Most of the weapons in the current stockpile are equipped with plutonium pits—the spheres of plutonium that cause the nuclear explosion—that were produced in the 1980s. Because scientists are unsure how plutonium ages over time, and because treaties restrict the testing of nuclear weapons, […]
- NSSPI and Argonne National Laboratory Lead International Nuclear Facilities Experience in the UK - The nuclear safeguards enterprise is international in scope and involves many different facilities in the nuclear fuel cycle, including but not limited to reactors, uranium enrichment facilities, fuel fabrication facilities, reprocessing facilities, and waste repositories. Moreover, the types of facilities may also differ from country to country. For this reason, it is valuable for safeguards […]
- NSSPI Student Evaluates the Impact of a Radiological Release in the Arabian Gulf Region - Various countries in the Arabian Gulf region are pursuing nuclear power as part of their energy mix. The Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates has been operating two units since 2020 with third and fourth units due to come online imminently. Saudi Arabia has also expressed ambitions to develop nuclear energy in […]