The Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) welcomes Dr. Edward Jenner as its 2020-2021 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program supports young scholars to pursue policy-relevant technical research in nuclear security for a twelve-month period at Texas A&M University under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Fellowships are available for post-doctoral researchers and early-career faculty with the express mission of stimulating “the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues.”
Jenner will be working with NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. Craig Marianno as a postdoctoral researcher on a project focusing on the risk of proliferation presented by the challenges of climate change and how nuclear energy can mitigate this risk. His research interests include nuclear nonproliferation, the nuclear fuel cycle, and climate change.
Prior to his arrival at Texas A&M University, Jenner worked as a senior reactor operator at the University of California, Irvine. Edward trained undergraduates to receive their reactor operators’ license, performed regular facility maintenance, surveillance, security items, and conducted irradiations for research purposes. Edward received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in chemical engineering, focusing on spectroscopic monitoring of lanthanides for used nuclear fuel recycling safeguards. He received his undergraduate B.S. in both physics and chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas.
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows program is supported by the Stanton Foundation, which was created by Frank Stanton to support work in his areas of interest, including nuclear security. Texas A&M is one of seven leading institutions in nuclear security in the U.S. that currently host Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows.