In November, Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Jeremy Osborn from the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct a nuclear security workshop at Eskom, the South African electricity utility that operates the Koeberg nuclear power station.
Two Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering and will work with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives. The program supports young scholars to pursue policy-relevant technical research in nuclear security.
Yanuar (Ady) Setiawan, a master’s student with the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI), and Dr. Sunil Chirayath, director of NSSPI, have developed a software code that can measure the effectiveness of the physical protection system using a multi-path analysis that includes all of the possible intrusion path options in a nuclear facility.
The TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first leg of the four-week-long Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS) at Texas A&M University from July 2-10. Twenty-seven students and six faculty members from seven universities in India and one Brazilian university participated in the 2016 NSTS, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security with logistics coordination by CRDF Global. The NSTS aims to further the study of nuclear security best practices at universities in India and Brazil and to promote academic research in this field.
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.
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