Registration is LIVE for the CNEC 2019 Workshop & Advisory Board Meeting

February 6-7, 2019 at the James B. Hunt Library in Raleigh, N.C.

Please complete registration before January 7th, 2019.

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REMINDER: Dr. G Robert Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program 2019 at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Los Alamos National Laboratory will be hosting its 3rd annual Dr. G. Robert Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program during the summer of 2019. The 8-week intensive schedule will consist of hands-on training, complete with seminars and tours as well...

Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) Offering Internship Opportunity at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students like you the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) — interns who get to work on real problems that really matter to...

Call for Applications: Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards (NNIS) Graduate Fellowship Program

Below you will find a call for applications for the Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards (NNIS) Graduate Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering for the 2019-20120 Award cycle: NNIS Fellowship Solicitation 2019-20 This fellowship provides...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Seeking Candidates for Post-Doc Positions in Nuclear Security Modeling

The Nuclear Security Modeling group at ORNL has recently posted a few post-doc position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Security and Nuclear Forensics Modeling / NB50629445 Postdoctoral Research Associate in Meteorological Modeling for Nuclear...

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Seeking New PhDs in Radiation Detection and Applied Nuclear Physics

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has 2 open positions seeking new PhDs in radiation detection and applied nuclear physics. See the links below for details and how to apply: Radiation Detection Postdoctoral Scholar Applied Nuclear Physics...

Thursday, September 6th: Professor Marek Flaska to Present Graduate Seminar on “Research Activities in the Detection, Characterization, and Imaging Group at Penn State”

This Thursday September 6, 16:00-17:00 EDT, Prof. Marek Flaska with Penn State University's Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department will present a graduate seminar "Research Activities in the Detection, Characterization, and Imaging Group at Penn...

INMM to Co-Sponsor Workshop on Monday, October 15th, 2018

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Central Region Chapter and the University of Michigan Student Chapter are co-sponsoring a one day workshop on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the University of Michigan on Emerging Information Analysis Concepts for...

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:

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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