National Security and Safety

Center for Large-scale Scientific Simulations

Director: Dr. Jim Morel
Email: morel@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-6072

The Center for Large-scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) advances the state-of-the-art in large-scale scientific simulations and develops educational programs to train students for careers in modern scientific computation. Since its establishment, CLASS has built multi-disciplinary teams of faculty members and graduate students from several departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Science to work collaboratively, along with key researchers at national laboratories, on education and research relevant to computational multiphysics simulations.

Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives

Director: Dr. Sunil Chirayath
Email: sunilsc@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-2616

The Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) is a joint TEES/Texas A&M center housed in the Nuclear Engineering Department and in collaboration with the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. The mission of NSSPI is to work collaboratively with national laboratories and other partners to develop and apply science and technology to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of nuclear and radiological weapons and guard against nuclear terrorism; educate the next generation of leaders in the field of nuclear security sciences; and to study the policy implications of deploying new technologies.

Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation

Executive Director: Michael Sanders
Email: michael.sanders@tamucc.edu
Phone: 361-825-5731

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation is a joint TEES/Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi center. The center conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of technologies enabling commercial use of remotely-piloted aircraft in the national airspace system of the United States. The mission of the center is to bring unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to America’s skies.  The center collaborates on state and federally funded research programs that address key FAA UAS research areas and provides services to the civil UAS aviation sector, including the use of 11 test ranges across Texas.   

Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

Interim Director: Dr. Stewart Behie
Email: stewart_behie@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-3985

Acting Director of Operations: John Pappas
Email: johnpappas@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-458-1648

Director Emeritus: Dr. James Holste
Email: j-holste@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-3384

The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center focuses on research to enhance safety in the chemical process industry. The center conducts research and develops undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Its services to government and industry include independent accident investigation and analysis services, particularly for accidents suggesting new phenomena or complex technologies.

Nuclear Engineering and Science Center

Director: Dr. Sean McDeavitt 
Email: mcdeavitt@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-1745

The Nuclear Engineering and Science Center seeks to improve the health, wellbeing and environment of mankind through the application of nuclear technology. The center provides services to researchers and/or faculty from Texas A&M University, other colleges and universities, government agencies and private industry. The center is recognized primarily for providing radioisotopes and other nuclear irradiation services for research, academic, medical and industrial applications and as a teaching and nuclear training facility.

Nuclear Power Institute

Director: Dr. Sean McDeavitt
Email: mcdeavitt@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-1745

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) develops the necessary workforce for the new nuclear power plants that will be developed in Texas and to sustain a vibrant new, clean industry in the state. NPI is a statewide partnership led by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and headquartered at Texas A&M University. The partnership includes universities, community colleges, the nuclear power industry, state agencies and local organizations. 

Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center

Acting Director: Dr. Danny Davis
Email: dannywdavis@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-862-4530

The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center is dedicated to combating adversaries who desire to harm American citizens, government entities or corporate America through cyber attacks. The center seeks to advance the collective cybersecurity knowledge, capabilities and practices through groundbreaking research, innovation and education. Working with researchers, faculty and industry leaders, the center prepares a corps of well-educated cybersecurity professionals to pave the way to a cybersecure future. 

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