Engineering Physics Colloquium
Tuesday, September 17
11:55 AM to 11:55 AM
106 Engineering Research Building
Speaker: Dr. James Miller, United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration
"NNSA Nonproliferation Research and Development"
Abstract: The Office of Nonproliferation R&D within NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation provides the technical base for national agencies involved in the nuclear security and nonproliferation communities. This discussion will provide an overview of Nonproliferation R&D efforts with a focus on proliferation detection, arms control and treaty verification, and nuclear detonation detection, along with the capabilities at the National Center for Nuclear Security. A number of current projects will be highlighted. Scheduled for 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A.
Biography: Dr. Miller is currently a NNSA Graduate Fellow in the Office of Nonproliferation R&D at the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington DC. Dr. Miller completed his PhD from Texas A&M University in 2013, and previously spent seven years working for Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Research Associate, where he completed research projects: (a) identifying and analyzing terrorist activities in South America; (b) conducting experiments of advanced spectroscopic portal monitors; (c) using open-source data mining to investigate worldwide unaccounted industrial radioactive sources.