Melih Ozkutuk graduated from Texas A&M with a M.S. in nuclear engineering with a specialization in nuclear nonproliferation in May of 2023. As a graduate student, he studied vulnerability assessment and modeling of Physical Protection Systems of nuclear materials and facilities under the supervision of Dr. Chirayath. “I had the opportunity to meet top individuals in the nuclear security industry through NSSPI during my education,” he explained. Ozkutuk said that through NSSPI he had the opportunity to visit numerous national laboratories and meet with people who are pioneers in the field of nuclear engineering. “Specifically,” he said, “I found the visit to the Sandia National Lab Nuclear Security Technology Complex to be significant for keeping abreast of the latest methods of physical security.” He was also able to present his master’s research at the INMM/ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting in Vienna. Before joining NSSPI, Ozkutuk graduated from Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Turkey with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a master’s degree in the same field at Marmara University while working as a researcher on various scientific projects. He is now working for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye.
- M. Ozkutuk S.S Chirayath, "Vulnerability Assessment of a Physical Protection System Design Using a Multi Path Analysis and Moving Critical Detection Points", INMM/ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting, 22-26 May 2023, Vienna, Austria.
- M. Ozkutuk, "Vulnerability Assessment of a Physical Protection System Design using a Multi Path Analysis and Moving Critical Detection Points", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2023).