Howard Hall News

Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

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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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Forging Partnerships with Academia in Nuclear Detection and Forensics

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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

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Baker Center Names Greening, of Chattanooga, an Energy Fellow

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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.

WUOT: The Method: Migrating Trees, Radiochemistry and Preventing Blackouts

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.

INS hosts an International Academic Nuclear Security Roundtable

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.

UT Launches Radiochemistry Center; Seeks to Improve Global Security

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.

News Sentinel: Chechen terror suspects present riddle to experts

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

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