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MTV Participates in the 2024 University Program Review!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) participated in the annual University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 4-6, 2024, on Texas A&M University’s campus. This review provided a venue for students, faculty, and collaborating scientists to showcase their research to allow for technical interchange between the students, researchers, National Laboratories, and government research…

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U-M Hosts Successful 2024 MTV Workshop

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held a successful annual workshop on March 26-27, 2024, in Ann Arbor, MI. Activities included presentations consisting of 26 oral talks, 38 posters, and two panel discussions. The workshop was hosted in-person at the Michigan League (911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI) on the University of…

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MTV Director Pozzi elected an International Fellow!

Congratulations are in order for MTV Director, Prof. Sara Pozzi, as she was elected International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences!  The University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and Professor of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences received this prestigious recognition for her outstanding contributions to the field, and a testament to her…

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UM students travel to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

University of Michigan College of Engineering students traveled to Oak Ridge National Laboratory the week of October 23rd. The MTV-developed course, NERS 532 Nuclear Safeguards, includes this week-long practicum in which students get to collaborate with the national laboratory, keeping research outcomes relevant to our nonproliferation mission. The ORNL-facilitated workshop gave students the opportunity to…

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2023 MTV Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity Recipients Announced!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the MTV Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity! This fellowship is in alignment with MTV’s mission to train the next generation of nuclear professionals while developing new technologies that detect and deter nuclear proliferation activities.  Hythem Beydoun, Undergraduate Student at…

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2023 Interactive Graduate School Experience Success!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held an Interactive Graduate School Experience on June 26-30, 2023, in Ann Arbor, MI. During this event, MTV welcomed six undergraduate and master’s students with an interest in graduate school to the University of Michigan campus. The students joined us from Fisk University, the University of Michigan,…

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MTV Participates in 2023 UPR Meeting!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) participated in the annual University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 6-8, 2023, on the University of California, Berkeley campus. This review provided a venue for students, faculty, and collaborating scientists to showcase their research to allow for technical interchange between the students, researchers, National Laboratories, and…

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MTV Students Receive NPSS Graduate Scholarship Awards!

Two Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) Ph.D. students were recognized for their contributions to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences! Congratulations to Nathan Giha and Ricardo Lopez as they received the NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award. This prestigious award is funded by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) and the prize…

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MTV Interactive Graduate School Experience

Are you an undergraduate or master’s student thinking about graduate school in nuclear science and engineering? Join us for our one-week interactive graduate school experience on the University of Michigan campus June 26-30, 2023!    This program includes: Roundtable discussion with current graduate students Networking events with faculty and national laboratory scientists Hands-on laboratory experiments…

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Kathryn Huff, US Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, visited University of Michigan

The Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) department at the University of Michigan welcomed the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Kathryn Huff, on April 7, 2023. Dr. Huff gave the 10th annual Osborn Lecture Series in the White Auditorium. Her lecture, More Important Than Bombs, discussed the state of nuclear energy in the U.S. and…

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2023 MTV Workshop Success!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held a successful annual workshop March 21–22, 2023 in Ann Arbor, MI. The consortium held a welcome dinner for workshop attendees Monday, March 20 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where Jessica Bufford of the Nuclear Threat Initiative gave a keynote speech, “Curiosity, Connection, and…

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2023 MTV Fellowships for Excellence and Diversity

Are you interested in advancing nuclear security? Do you want to contribute to developing new technologies to detect and deter nuclear proliferation activities? The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) is currently accepting applicants for a new fellowship for excellence and diversity. Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident; Minimum GPA…

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MTV Distinguished Postdoctoral Researcher Position

The Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group (DNNG) at the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences of the University of Michigan (UM) is seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in cutting-edge research in the areas of: Development of new methods for digital pulse processing…

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Congrats to Ph.D. student Ricardo Lopez!

Ricardo Lopez, University of Michigan Ph.D. student and MTV-COE Excellence and Diversity Fellow, received the prestigious Third Place Student Paper Award for his poster “Shielded Californium-252 Measurements Using an Organic Glass Dual Particle Imager” at the recent 2022 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference and Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (IEEE NSS-MIC-RTSD) Conference in Milan,…

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2023 Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an internationally observed week-long celebration of all aspects of nuclear science. This year the event is hosted by the Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  October 17th, we welcomed Dr. Tony Shin, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) staff scientist and…

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MTV featured in July 2022 NuclearNews publication

  The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification was the Education feature in the July 2022 NuclearNews print publication. “The MTV at the cutting edge of nonproliferation technology” article highlights the consortium’s research collaboration with the national laboratories, educational activities and opportunities, and launching students’ careers.  Link to the full article here: ANS_MTV Article_July2022

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NNSA Administrator Hruby’s Visit

On September 14th, the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Jill Hruby was awarded with the Nuclear Science Week 2022 Nuclear Lifetime Achievement Award at the University of Michigan. During her visit to Ann Arbor, the College of Engineering hosted several laboratory tours, including the Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group (DNNG) Laboratory. The…

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New MTV-COE Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity Recipients Announced

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) and Michigan Engineering are proud to announce three recipients of the new MTV-COE Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity! The new fellowship is in alignment with MTV’s mission to develop new technologies that detect and deter nuclear proliferation activities and train the next generation of nuclear professionals. Prabhjot Kaur…

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Congrats to Prof. Sara Pozzi!

We are excited to announce the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of Prof. Sara Pozzi as a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor (UDSPT)! This professorship recognizes and rewards senior faculty members for their outstanding contributions to excellence through their commitment to promoting DEI within their scholarship, teaching, service and engagement.…

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New MTV – COE Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) and Michigan Engineering are proud to announce a new fellowship for excellence and diversity, open to undergraduate and graduate students. MTV’s mission is to develop new technologies that detect and deter nuclear proliferation activities and to train the next generation of nuclear professionals. To support this mission,…

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Doctoral Fellowships in Applied Antineutrino Physics

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) will support emerging research needs in the area of antineutrino physics applied to nuclear nonproliferation. The emission of antineutrinos from beta decay is a signature that may be harnessed to enable significant new capabilities for nonproliferation. Antineutrino emission rates are directly proportional to reactor power and methods…

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2022 Hybrid MTV Workshop a Success!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held a successful hybrid annual workshop on March 22–23, 2022 in Ann Arbor, MI. Activities included presentations consisting of 26 oral talks and 39 posters. The workshop was hosted in-person at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan’s campus and via Zoom; this hybrid format allowed…

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Prof. Igor Jovanovic named Fellow of the American Nuclear Society

Igor Jovanovic, a professor within the U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) and the Applied Physics Program, has been named a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). The honored membership grade of Fellow is awarded to ANS members for outstanding accomplishment in any one of the areas of nuclear science and engineering. The honor of…

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2021 MTV Doctoral Fellows in Applied Antineutrino Physics

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) is pleased to announce the 2021 Doctoral Fellows in Applied Antineutrino Physics. This competitive fellowship drew interest from many quality applicants who underwent a rigorous review process. Their research will support the NNSA mission in furthering nuclear nonproliferation through antineutrino physics research. A brief description of the…

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Prof. Sara Pozzi awarded INMM Vincent J. DeVito Distinguished Service Award

  Prof. Sara Pozzi, MTV Consortium Director and professor in the U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS), was recently awarded the Vincent J. DeVito Distinguished Service Award during the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Annual Meeting. The award is named for the Institute’s long-time Secretary. Pozzi was recognized for her long-term…

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John Rodriquez will be moving on to new opportunities.

John Rodriquez has accepted a new role at the University of Michigan with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, effective July 12. Congratulations John!  Over the past seven years, John has served as the project manager for the Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT) and the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV). John played a…

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Prof. Terry Hazen receives the 2021 ASM award for Environmental Research in Microbiology!

Congratulations to Prof. Terry Hazen, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, who is recognized with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Award for Environmental Research, which honors an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric settings. Learn more about Prof. Hazen’s…

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MTV YouTube!

Subscribe to the MTV YouTube channel to watch videos and learn more about the exciting research happening by the MTV team! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwqykL0lmXE

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Congratulations Michael Hua, MTV Fellow, on receiving the Knoll Graduate Educational Grant from IEEE

Michael Hua, a recent graduate of the U-M Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) Ph.D. program, has received the 2021 Glenn F. Knoll Graduate Educational Grant. The award is given by the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and recognizes contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma science by…

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Congratulations! Alex Glaser elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Alexander Glaser, Associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Glaser has been recognized “for major contributions to advancing the scientific and technical basis for nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament verification.” Founded in 1899, the American…

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MTV Associate, Lauren Nagel, Ph.D. Student at U. Michigan, receives an inaugural Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced the first group of 100 female students from around the globe to receive a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Among them is U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Ph.D. Student Lauren Nagel. According to IAEA, out of over 550 applicants from more than 90 countries, the first 100 fellows…

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Neutrino Detectors for National Security

Prof. Alex Gaser (Princeton) and Prof. Patrick Huber (Va. Tech) are featured in the APA Physics paper titled, “Neutrino Detectors for National Security”. Detecting neutrinos offers a new way to monitor the potential bomb materials inside a nuclear reactor, but the technology’s practicality remains uncertain. Read the full APA Physics publication here. (image credit: AP…

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MTV 2020 Workshop success!!

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification (MTV) held a successful annual workshop on March 9 – 11, 2020 at the University of Michigan. This year’s workshop welcomed 102 participants in person (85) and online (17). The audience included faculty (24) and students (50) from MTV universities as well as national laboratory affiliates (26) and…

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University of Michigan welcomes Ms. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to campus

MTV faculty and students welcome Ms. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, on January 14, 2020.  Prof. Sara Pozzi, MTV Director, and a selection of MTV students took the opportunity to share about their work on select projects within…

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MIT Professor Areg Danagoulian and Colleagues Voted 2019 Arms Control Persons of the Year

(Washington, D.C.)—Professor Areg Danagoulian and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were selected as the 2019 Arms Control Persons of the Year through an online poll that drew participants from over 100 countries. The annual contest is organized by the independent, nongovernmental Arms Control Association. Click here to read the full article.

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Professor Brian Kiedrowski honored with faculty development professorship

U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) Assistant Professor Brian Kiedrowski has been awarded the Charles and Elizabeth Schrock Faculty Development Professorship. The newly established position was created through an endowment from the Schrocks to recruit or retain faculty in recognition or expectation of outstanding contributions to teaching and research. Kiedrowski was unanimously voted to the…

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NNSA grants $25 million to MTV Consortia supporting nonproliferation research and development

The $25 million grant will “foster development of concepts and technologies that keep the United States at the forefront of nuclear monitoring and verification capabilities and allow us to nurture tomorrow’s nonproliferation experts,” said Dr. Brent K. Park, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.  To read the article, click here

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MTV receives $25 million grant for new tech and developing the security workforce

Advancing technologies to identify bomb-making nuclear materials, ferret out secret nuclear weapons facilities and detect nuclear detonations anywhere in the world is the aim of a new $25 million program led by the University of Michigan and funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration. The effort brings together 14 universities and 13 national laboratories. It…

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Prof. Ekstrom elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

Our biggest congratulations to Dr. Göran Ekström for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for a scientist or engineer in the United States! “Ekström’s work spans many facets of global earthquake seismology, from the nature of individual earthquakes and other seismic sources to the large-scale structure of the Earth.…

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