The Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet featured an in-depth piece on the research of Howard Hall, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for nuclear security; Steven Skutnik, assistant nuclear engineering professor; and graduate student Mike Willis. Materials for making deadly dirty bombs are easily accessible. The group has developed a mobile, low-cost device to locate dirty bombs and other
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Huban Gowadia, director of Domestic Nuclear Detection Office in the US Department of Homeland Security, spoke to faculty and students at UT’s Institute for Nuclear Security, a key university partner of the office. UT is actively engaged in two of the office’s grant programs which include the Academic Research Initiative and National Nuclear Forensics Expertise
Though recent suicide bombings in Volgograd may be an attempt to create fear in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics next month, anyone planning to visit Russia for the games should take precautions, Howard Hall, the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for nuclear security, told the Knoxville News Sentinel. “You can interpret these early events as them
Lorna Greening, an independent economic consultant and researcher based in Chattanooga, has been named a fellow in energy and environmental policy at the Baker Center. Greening has more than thirty years of experience in the energy industry, including consulting, research, academia, the public utility industry, and the petroleum industry as an exploration geologist.
Howard Hall, the director of the campus’s Radiochemistry Center for Excellence, spoke with 91.9FM WUOT’s Chrissie Keuper about the importance of the field to national security. The interview appears on the station’s The Method which is a series that explores the intersection of science and society.
UT’s new Radiochemistry Center of Excellence was featured in Oak Ridge Today. The center is being established through a $1.2 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration for the first year, with the potential for a total of $6 million for five years. The center will focus on research and education to advance UT
The Institute of Nuclear Security hosted an International Academic Nuclear Security Roundtable this month. International academic experts from six countries discussed the efforts that their countries are undertaking to promote nuclear security in a number of essential areas. The event was a unique opportunity to engage with nine international academic leaders who are developing or cultivating the next generation nuclear security leaders globally.
What if a nuclear bomb were detonated in one of America’s most populated cities? Just as at a crime scene, the officials need to find the culprit. Currently, the process of analyzing weapons debris to understand the performance or design of the device is painstakingly slow. But new research to be conducted at UT seeks to improve radiochemistry and nuclear forensics to enhance global security.
UT professors spoke to various media outlets about the Boston Marathon bombings and suspects. Natalia Pervukhin, professor in modern foreign languages, gave the Knoxville News Sentinel historical and political background on the area the alleged bombers may be from in Russia. Howard Hall, Governor’s Chair for nuclear security, spoke about potential motives in the context
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the annual report of UT’s Institute for Nuclear Security, which is headed by Howard Hall, a Governor’s Chair position at UT and ORNL.