Thorium is one of the earth’s most abundant heavy metals and is used in many nuclear applications, but it is often overlooked in studies of nuclear nonproliferation. Patrick O’Neal, a student with the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath, is looking to address that oversight. “Thorium, despite […]
NSSPI Faculty Fellow Dr. Shaheen Dewji currently has two graduate students from Turkey working on NSSPI mission-relevant projects in her RED2 research group. This article was written by the students about their work with Dr. Dewji.
How do we ensure that big events like the Superbowl, the Olympics, or even the weekly Aggie tailgate do not become the site of a nuclear terrorist attack? Student researchers under Dr. Craig Marianno in the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) have been working to identify and respond to many of […]
Check out our latest publication in the Health Physics Journal co-authored by RED² and NSSPI Ph.D. student, Ethan Asano. In the event of a radiological incident, the release of fission products into the surrounding environment and the ensuing external contamination present a challenge for triage assessment by emergency response personnel. Reference exposure rate and skin […]
Urban search and rescue (USAR) dogs are a familiar member of most emergency response teams. We often see footage of these dogs working in difficult environments after major disasters to help find and rescue survivors and recover remains. A search and rescue dog must complete many months of rigorous training to be certified to complete […]