On Wednesday, February 24th, Dr. R. Scott Kemp, Norman C. Rasmussen Chair in Nuclear Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), gave a presentation at the meeting of the Texas A&M University Student Chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM). Kemp spoke about “Nonproliferation in the Centrifuge Age” and held a discussion on the topic with students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering and INMM. The presentation was part of a two-day visit to the Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Bush School of Government and Public Service, which included a seminar presentation at the Bush School titled “Inside the Iran Deal” and a round table lunch discussion with nuclear engineering students.
In addition to his position as an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, Kemp is also the director of the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy. In 2010 and 2011, he served as Science Advisor in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control where he was responsible for framing the technical negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. He has served on the American Physical Society’s Panel on Public Affairs and was principal drafter of its positional statement on climate change. He is the recipient of the NEC Award in Computation and Communication and the 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics.