Safeguards and non-proliferation, as related to the entire fuel cycle, are crucial for nuclear security and threat reduction. The NSSC participates in basic and applied research programs, currently underway or being planned, at collaborating universities and national laboratories, and provide more opportunities for students and early career scientists to work with laboratory researchers in these areas. In our approach, we integrate novel safeguards R&D (both experimental and modeling and simulation) with a broader multidisciplinary nuclear energy research program and capabilities.
Focus area lead: Max Fratoni, University of California, Berkeley
Focus area co-lead: Philippe Bardet, University of California, Berkeley

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Nuclear engineering research is conducted by students and faculty at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Irvine in collaboration with scientists and researchers at NSSC partner national laboratories.