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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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