Upcoming NDA Course at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nondestructive Assay - Measurement Fundamentals, August 27-31, 2018

Research Done by Dr. Hamid Krim’s Team Featured in Defense One Article

Research done by NCSU Faculty member and CNEC principal investigator, Dr. Hamid Krim, was featured in a Defense One article online. "Fusing Heterogeneous Data: A Case for Remote Sensing and Social Media" was written by Drs. Hamid Krim, Erik Skau, and Han Wang. Click...

Research by Ryan O’Mara and Dr. Rob Hayes Featured in Gizmodo Article “Common Bricks May Record Evidence of Nuclear Weapons”

Research by Ryan O'Mara and Dr. Rob Hayes on using common bricks to detect previous exposure to Uranium was featured in a Gizmodo article. For the full article, click the link below: https://gizmodo.com/common-bricks-may-record-evidence-of-nuclear-weapons-1823627225...


The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad field of Nuclear Chemistry and/or Radiochemistry. Candidates must have a PhD...

CNEC Press Release – University Program Review (UPR) 2019

Press Release Contact: Stefani Buster, srbuster@ncsu.edu Consortium For Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) Attends UPR 2018 (Click here for PDF version) In an effort to stop nuclear weapons proliferation, the United States Department of Energy (DOE)...

CNEC Faculty Member Dr. Robert Hayes Officially Recognized By IEEE-SA Standards Board

The IEEE standard "ANSI N42.54-2018 - American National Standard Instrumentation and Systems for Monitoring Airborne Radioactivity" has just been released which was chaired by NC State Nuclear Engineering Department faculty member Robert B. Hayes. The scope of this...

Fall Job Postings at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are Live

Click the link below to see the fall postings for LLNL: http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/2874379-center-for-global-security-research-student-intern

5 Month Trainee Position is Available in Ispra on the Topic of Tomography

In collaboration between the Nuclear Security Unit at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra and Uppsala University, a 5 month trainee position is available in Ispra on the topic of tomography. More can be read bout it...

Registration Open – US Women in Nuclear Conference: Huntsville, Alabama, July 29th – August 1st

See the below link for more details: https://www.nei.org/conferences/women-in-nuclear

RSVP BY MAY 4th: Dr. Karl Pazdernik to Conduct Short Course and Workshop on Text Analytics Applied to Proliferation Detection

Dr. Karl Pazdernik of PNNL will conduct a short course followed by a hands-on workshop on text analytics applied to proliferation detection.  The short course will be offered on May 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and the follow-up hands-on workshop will be conducted May 14,...

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 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969806X17307867.


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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