Kazybek Nurym is a NSSPI M.S. student working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath who is continuing NSSPI research on nuclear weapons latency estimations of some of the Non-Nuclear Weapons States. The research work involves estimating the breakout time, which is the time needed by a State (Country) to produce special nuclear material required for one nuclear weapon based on the expertise, capacities, and facilities that the State possesses. This research work also involves the computation of weapons latency time of the State, which is defined as the time needed to produce a deliverable nuclear weapon. This work involves acquisition path analysis using Petri-net modeling, simulations and multi-attribute utility analysis.
Before joining NSSPI, he received his Bachelor’s degree in thermal engineering from the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2016. He started his career as a laboratory technician, after that he got a senior engineer position in a company managing the Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline project. After completing his degree at Texas A&M, he will join a team working on the project of nuclear industry development in Kazakhstan.