UK-US Academic Network in Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Skills

Nuclear Security Science Network, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and NNSA Consortium for Monitoring, Technology and Verification, Consortium for Enabling Technologies and Innovation and Nuclear Science and Security Consortium are pleased to announce the first joint workshop in Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Skills. The joint program supports mobility and training program to connect UK and US researchers working in the areas of nuclear skills, nuclear security, and nuclear energy.

The workshop will be hosted virtually on April 27 & 28, 2021. 10:00 – 13:45 (U.S. Eastern Time zone)

Agenda at a glance

All Times are U.S. Eastern

April 27: Click here to view slides and speaker profiles
10:00  Workshop Welcome, Paul Sellin, UK, University of Surrey
10:15 Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification Overview, Sara Pozzi, MTV, University of Michigan 
10:30 Overview of the Activities within the Consortium for Enabling Technologies and Innovation, Anna Erickson, EIT, Georgia Institute of Technology 
10:45 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Overview, Jasmina Vujic, NSSC, University of California at Berkeley
11:00 UK Programs Overview, Robin Grimes, UK, Imperial College of London
11:15 BREAK
Science for Nonproliferation Talks
11:30 Remote Reactor Monitoring with the AIT-NEO Project, Matthew Malek, UK, The University of Sheffield
11:45 Neutrinos for nuclear security, Patrick Huber, MTV, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
12:00 Event-by-Event Neutron and Photon Multiplicity Correlations in Nuclear Fission, Shaun Clarke, MTV, University of Michigan
12:15 Nuclear Data, Computing and Optimization in Nuclear Applications, Vladimir Sobes, NSSC, The University of Tennessee
12:30 Nuclear Applications of Cosmic-ray Muography, Ralf Kaiser, UK, University of Glasgow
12:45 From Radiochemical Synthesis to Separations at the Edge of the Periodic Table, Rebecca Abergel, NSSC, University of California, Berkeley
13:00 The Use of High-Throughput Methods for Signature Definition in Metal Additive Manufacturing, Dan Thoma, ETI, University of Wisconsin-Madison
13:15 30 min Breakout
13:45 Adjourn meeting
April 28: Click here to view slides and speaker profiles
Radiation Detection of Nonproliferation Signatures Talks
10:00 Innovations in the detection of nuclear materials:  novel plastic scintillators and organic photodiodes, Bernard Kippelen, ETI, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:15 New Scintillators for Nuclear Security, Chuck Melcher, NSSC, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10:30 Wide bandgap electronics and sensors for nuclear fuel cycle monitoring, L. Raymond Cao, ETI, The Ohio State University
10:45 Digital detection of radiation signatures, Andrew Boston, UK, University of Liverpool
11:00 Three-Dimensional Position-Sensitive Room-Temperature Semiconductor Gamma-Ray Spectrometers & Imagers, Zhong He, MTV, University of Michigan
11:15 Multi-Sensor Fusion and 3D Mapping, Kai Vetter, NSSC, University of California, Berkeley
11:30 Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Research in the Applied Nuclear Science Group at the University of Michigan, Igor Jovanovic, MTV, University of Michigan
11:45 BREAK
Machine Learning
12:00 Bayesian Estimation for Radionuclide Detection, Stephen McLaughlin, UK Heriot-Watt University

Autonomous Sensing and Information Gathering, John Fisher, ETI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:30 Estimating Uncertainty Intervals from Collaborating Deep Networks, David Carlson, ETI, Duke University
12:45 Material Science in the context of the NSSC, Peter Hosemann, NSSC, University of California, Berkeley
13:00 Plutonium Attribution Methodology Development using Experimental and Data Science Methods, Sunil Chirayath, MTV, Texas A&M University
13:15 30 min Breakout
13:45 Adjourn meeting