The School of Nuclear Science and Engineering has partnered with the National Nuclear Security Administration and regional national laboratories to establish an academic emphasis in nuclear security and nonproliferation. This interdisciplinary effort prepares students for positions impacting national security by reducing the threat of illicit nuclear smuggling and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons by supporting the technical needs of the International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear safeguards. Students often have the opportunity to intern with Department of Energy national laboratories working on technical challenges that address both domestic and international threats of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. Being interdisciplinary in nature, various technical areas align with the nuclear security and nonproliferation mission including: nuclear and radiological detection, nuclear fuel cycle analysis, inspection tools and measurements for nuclear safeguards, computational modeling and simulation, vulnerability and threat assessment, radiation effects and protection, and understanding of the international framework to assess policy options.
For more information, contact Associate Professor Camille Palmer.