PNNL: Postdoc Position Available in FTIR/Optical Signatures

Postdoctoral Position Available in the Area of FTIR / Optical Signatures Link: Job Title Post Doctorate RA - Infrared Spectroscopy Job ID 309384 Location PNNL - Richland, WA Full/Part Time Full-Time...

IAEA: Junior Professional Officer Position Available

The Department of Nuclear Application of the IAEA is offering a Junior Professional Officer as per the linked job description with a focus on neutron generators.   Applications to this position are handled by ANL...

CNEC Fellow Joseph Cope Wins 2019 IEEE NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award

CNEC fellow Joseph Cope is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE NPSS Graduate Scholarship Award recipient, which recognizes outstanding contributions to any of the fields making up Nuclear and Plasma Sciences, within the first ten (10) years of an individual’s...

Thursday, April 25th 2019: Dr. Areg Danagoulian to give Research Seminar on Nuclear Disarmament Verification via Resonant Phenomena

Thursday, April 25. 2019 3:45 pm refreshments; 4:00 pm seminar Room 1202 Burlington Labs ***This seminar will be streamed live on our NCStateNuclear YouTube channel*** Full details, abstract, and biography are available...

New Opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research

Post Doc position with the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Please pass along this link to anyone who may be interested or any colleagues that may know strong candidates.  Here’s a short description: Long-term...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Dr. John Mattingly Delivers Seminar on Experimental Application of Bayesian Inference to Wide Area Urban Source Search

Experimental Application of Bayesian Inference to Wide Area Urban Source Search Dr. John Mattingly Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering Chief Scientist, Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) North Carolina State...

Brookhaven Lab Publishes Second Edition of Nuclear Nonproliferation Textbook

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has published the second edition of Deterring Nuclear Proliferation: The Importance of IAEA Safeguards. Written by a team of nuclear nonproliferation and international security experts,...

2019 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp Applications Are Now Open

For the Bootcamp's 4th year, we're headed to Paris! We would love if you could take the time to share this message with your network, encourage any potentially interested students and young professionals you may know to apply, and/or apply yourself....

Fundamentals of Non-Destructive Assay for International Safeguards: Deadline to Apply March 24th, 2019

Description: This course is an introduction to non-destructive assay (NDA) measurement techniques that may be used for nuclear material accountancy by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or within a State’s System of Accounting and Control...

INMM: Advanced Reactor Safeguards Workshop at Texas A&M University, April 23-25 2019

Advanced Reactor Safeguards Workshop Save the Date April 23-25, 2019 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas   Hosted By Texas A&M Student Chapter of INMM and the INMM International Safeguards Technical Division   Overview The intent of this workshop...

Our Vision

Create a preeminent research & education hub dedicated to the development of enabling technologies and technical talent for meeting the present and future grand challenges of nuclear nonproliferation.

Our Mission

Through an intimate mix of innovative research and development (R&D) and education activities, CNEC will enhance national capabilities in the detection and characterization of special nuclear material (SNM) and facilities processing SNM to enable the U.S. to meet its international nonproliferation goals, as well as to investigate the replacement of radiological sources so that they could not be misappropriated and used in dirty bombs or other deleterious uses.

The challenge problem for the Data Fusion and Analytic Techniques (DFAT) thrust area is to detect and characterize proliferation events and proliferation enterprise networks. DFAT focuses on the application of data science to nonproliferation problems.

S&O addresses the location of a point source of radiation in an urban environment containing fluctuating background and nuisance sources. S&O is concerned with improving existing and future detector systems by conducting multi-disciplinary research in uncertainty quantification and by analyzing individual sensor systems.

The Simulation, Analysis, and Modeling (SAM) team’s challenge problem is to develop methods that will enable the rapid localization of a radiation source in a cluttered, noisy urban environment.

Oil well logging tools are used around the world and, typically, contain curie-level Am-Be and Cs-137 sources. Our challenge problem is to find a suitable replacement for these radioisotope sources.


Total ambient dose equivalent buildup factors determination for NBS04 concrete

Duckic P, Hayes RB. Total ambient dose equivalent buildup factors determination for NBS04 concrete. Health Phys. 114, 569-581, 2018


Bayesian Metropolis Methods for Source Localization in an Urban Environment

J. Hite and J. Mattingly, “Bayesian Metropolis Methods for Source Localization in an Urban Environment,” Radiation Physics and Chemistry, accepted June 2018, available online at


Fusing Heterogeneous Data -- A Case for Remote Sensing and Social Media

H. Wang, E. Skau, H. Krim, G. Cervone, “Fusing Heterogeneous Data- A Case for Remote Sensing and Social Media,” to appear in the July-August issue of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.


Slowing-down and stopped charged particles cause angular dependence for absorbed dose measurements

Amir A. Bahadori, Rajarshi Pal Chowdhury, Martin Kroupa, Thomas Campbell-Ricketts, Ana Firan, Dan J. Fry, Ramona Gaza, Stuart P. George, Lawrence S. Pinsky, Nicholas N. Stoffle, Ryan R. Rios, Cary J. Zeitlin, “Slowing-down and stopped charged particles cause angular dependence for absorbed dose measurements”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2018.

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