The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) recognized NSSPI graduate Dr. Karen Miller with the Early Career Award at their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in July. The Early Career Award was established to recognize technical and professional achievements in the field of nuclear materials management by INMM members who are in the early stages of their careers.
Dr. Miller currently works in the Safeguards Science & Technology Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research is focused on the design and implementation of nondestructive assay (NDA) systems for nuclear safeguards applications and nuclear noncompliance verification.
Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in 2010 for her work with NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton on inverse radiation transport for border monitoring of nuclear and radioactive materials. She was also one of the founding members of the first INMM student chapter at Texas A&M. While a student she won the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award at the 2010 INMM Annual Meeting and the NPT Noncompliance Paper Contest held by the Standing Committee on International Security of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials under the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division of the INMM in 2009.