Sherzod Kurbanbekov is a Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the Texas A&M University, College Station. His research interests include nuclear security problems of the peaceful use of atomic energy, improving nuclear safety in various fields of peaceful atomic activities and the mechanism of international monitoring of proliferation of nuclear weapons and how to prevent the illegal use of nuclear materials. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan). He was employed at the Institute of Atomic Energy branch of the Republican State Enterprise National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kurchatov as a researcher in October 2013. Currently, he is working in this institute as a Senior Researcher.