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    • The UT Institute for Nuclear Security Howard L. HallPanel on Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Policy in Education and Training American Nuclear Society Summer Meeting June 27, 2012 – Chicago, IL, USA
    • Nuclear security covers broad areasNuclear Security…The totality of activities undertaken to ensure that:  The beneficial applications of nuclear/radiological materials and devices are not diverted to illicit or malicious purposes.  Arms control priorities can be achieved through support and development of technologies for declaratory policy verification. Nuclear weapons and related technology are appropriately controlled and monitored, and weapons-usable materials can be accounted for and secured.  Advances are made toward meeting other goals and objectives (such as for nuclear weapons safety, threat interdiction, render safe, and forensics) that mitigate threats, increase proliferation resistance, and support deterrence.  Consequences of radiological or nuclear incidents, including attacks, are mitigated or minimized.
    • Global challenges are daunting #!!!!$ #!!!$!"##"$%&()%*"($&+,-".($%/)#&012& #!!$ #!$ #$ !"#$ #%%#$ #%%&$ #%%$ #%%%$ (!!($ (!!)$ (!!*$ (!#!$ 3()%&45&6(7&+/54*8%9%/)&:%";-*%&
    • Commitment continues to grow
    • The central questions  How do we assure that radiological material and/or nuclear technology is where it is supposed to be, being used for its intended purpose, and properly protected?  How do we detect things outside the bounds of appropriate use?  How do we effectively deal with bad events?  How do we objectively assess what we do know and what we think we know?
    • Academia’s role in nuclearsecurity  Academia is a critical underpinning needed to sustain our abilities and meet the needs of the future  An effective nuclear security framework requires: –  Scientific and technical disciplines –  Medical and health sciences, social sciences, humanities, and business –  Policy, law, and diplomacy –  Civilian, military, intelligence, and NGO engagement
    • UT established the Institute forNuclear Security in 2012  The Institute for Nuclear Security will promote collaboration to conduct multi-organizational, multidisciplinary work critical to national and global needs in nuclear security.
    • Objectives of the Institute  Develop new educational/training programs to meet global needs in nuclear security  Shape the avenues of diplomacy, law, and public policy for achieving global nuclear security objectives  Foster interdisciplinary R&D for nuclear security applications  Foster excellence in intelligence and operational capabilities for global nuclear security  Solve real-world challenges in nuclear security
    • Partners in the INS
    • Affiliated UT faculty  Nuclear Engineering   Physics and Astronomy –  Howard Hall –  Robert Grzywacz –  Lee Dodds –  Yuri Kamyshkov –  Martin Grossbeck –  Tom Hamblin –  Jason Hayward   Political Science –  Lawrence Heilbronn –  Brandon Prins –  Ivan Maldonado   The Baker Center –  Laurence Miller –  Carl Pierce –  Belle Upadhyaya –  Matt Murray –  Brian Wirth –  Steve Skutnik (starts   Materials Science and 8/1/2012) Engineering –  Kurt Sickafus
    • Overview of the UT program  Historical ties between UT and DOE/NNSA facilities in Tennessee  UT-ORNL M&O relationship  UT nuclear security thrust began around 2008 in Nuclear Engineering –  Teaching, research, and service –  Internships and experiential opportunities –  Re-entry/career development education –  Leverage the Baker Center (Public Policy)
    • Teaching  Faculty expansion/   UG curriculum engagement development  Graduate curriculum –  Political Science development –  Nuclear Engineering –  Nuclear Engineering –  Others –  Physics   Graduate certificate –  Political Science programs –  Chemistry –  Nuclear Engineering –  Political Science
    • Growing nuclear security education  Adjunct Faculty/   Access to unique Lecturers federal capabilities in –  Dr. Brian Anderson the region –  Dr. Alan Icenhour –  ORNL –  Dr. Graham V. Walford •  Safeguards Lab –  Mr. Dyrk Greenhalgh •  HFIR •  Portal Monitor Lab  New joint faculty –  Y-12 agreement with Y-12 •  SNM testbed starting up •  Vulnerability Assessment  New NE faculty hire lab (August 2012)
    • The UTNE Nuclear SecurityCertificate in Nuclear Engineering  Established in 2009, currently part of our Master’s degree track  Earned by taking 4 out of the following 6 courses: •  NE 530 (Nuclear Security Science and Analysis) •  NE 404 (Nuclear Fuel Cycle) •  NE 433 (Health physics) or NE 470 (Nuclear Reactor Theory I) •  NE 550 (Radiation Measurements Laboratory) •  NE 532 (Advanced Topics in Nuclear Security Science and Analysis) •  Political Science 688 (Seminar on Arms, Arms Control, and Nuclear Non-proliferation)  Will be tweaked this year because of new courses available and UT credit policy issues
    • Internships and experientiallearning  Actively engaging   Increased interaction students with ORNL between student and Y-12 research groups and interests practitioners  Coordinating UG,   Actively pursuing Summer, and GRA extramural experiences opportunities –  E.g., NGFP, NNIS, NFGF fellowships –  Baker Fellows
    • Linkage with other major UTthrusts  Bredersen Center for   Baker Center Interdisciplinary   UT/Y-12 strategic Graduate Research and partnership Education (CIRE)   Top 25 Initiative –  Embraced nuclear security faculty –  3 of 17 inaugural class involved in nuclear security –  Extraordinary leverage
    • Service  Baker Center Global   International engagement Security Program -- –  Spreading the “3S” culture Outreach through academe –  Distinguished lecturers –  Supporting “new entrant” –  Topical public meetings nations developing and panels academic programs –  Community engagement   Outreach and engagement –  Preplanned spontaneity with the NGO community for informal collaboration opportunities
    • Collaborations are increasing  Partnerships forged   Partnerships beyond with regional ORNL and Y-12 too universities –  LANL –  Joint proposals/projects –  ORAU –  UNC/NCSU/TISS –  SafeSkies colloquia –  Roane State and Pellissippi –  NCSU nuclear State Technical CC’s engineering class on –  FBI Knoxville nuclear security –  Knox County Schools
    • Collaborations with ORNL and Y-12 aregetting broader and deeper  ORNL   Y-12 –  New nuclear –  Physical security for forensics facility and threat reduction related work –  Nuclear materials –  Numerous controls robustness nonproliferation vis-à-vis radiological projects materials –  Expanding joint faculty assignments and adjuncts –  Physical security modeling and simulation class
    • Selected highlights  The Baker Center has embraced global security as one of its two principal thrusts •  Nuclear security is the core theme right now •  Expands our public outreach •  Brings notable figures in for engagement •  Serves as a trusted agent for building collaborations
    • Hands-on learning at ORNL andY-12  Undergraduate and graduate radiation measurements classes in the ORNL Safeguards Lab  NE-530 Red/Blue exercise is table- topped at Y-12 National Security Complex  Collaborative education and graduate research training with ORNL and Y-12 continues to grow
    • New Political Science DepartmentMPPA “Global Security” track  INS, Political Science, and the Baker Center are collaborating on this new academic degree program  Available Fall 2012
    • New coursework  Spring 2012 –  Arms control treaties and negotiation (3 SCH, Political Sciecne) –  Physical Security for Nuclear Facilities (3 SCH, Nuclear Engineering) –  Nuclear Security and Non-proliferation (3SCH, NCSU Nuclear Engineering)  Summer 2012 –  Radiochemistry (3 SCH, Chemistry)  Fall 2012 –  Freshman Seminar on Global Zero – Challenges and Opportunities (1 SCH, UT Honors Program)  Spring 2013 –  Vulnerability Assessment and Modeling (3SCH, Nuclear Engineering)  In planning phases –  Principals of Export Control for Nuclear Technology –  Human Reliability Issues in Nuclear Systems –  Nuclear Forensics –  Principals of Nuclear Emergency Response and Recovery
    • Next steps for the INS  Continue strategy of building our indigenous capabilities while fostering strong partnerships across the community of interest –  We need to engage TVA and others in commercial nuclear  Continue to build our academic programs  Address facilities needs as resources permit  Strengthen our international portfolio and student opportunities  Increase efforts on developing collaborative projects both nationally and internationally