As concerns of proliferation, the spread of nuclear weapons development, grows among hostile foreign powers, researchers at Texas A&M University are improving technologies that help monitor nuclear materials across the globe.
Dr. Jonathan Burns, an associate research scientist with the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), was recently awarded a research and development award of nearly $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of their Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP)
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) co-hosted a nuclear training workshop for the Indian academics in February.
Researchers at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) in conjunction with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Professor Charles M. Folden III at the Cyclotron Institute, have developed a new method in nuclear forensics research to determine the reactor origins of weapons-grade plutonium.
Faculty and staff from the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute organized the second Nuclear Facilities Experience for American students and young professionals through a grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative.