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Vision

Through the synergy and leveraging of resources and expertise at three minority serving institutions and two world class national laboratories, we will educate scientists and engineers in the underlying science of nuclear security and nonproliferation; to be the pre-eminent center of research innovation that advances technology solutions in nuclear security in the following three areas:

  1. Fuel cycle materials
  2. Nuclear forensics signatures and advanced characterization
  3. Enabling computational and data analytic techniques

Goal

The overarching goal of CONNECT is to educate and train the best next generation professionals with strong backgrounds in nuclear science, fissionable fuels fabrication and processing, nuclear materials characterization, nuclear forensic signatures, nuclear technology, and data and visual analytics, each collaboratively brought to bear on expanding the innovation envelope of nuclear security.

The consortium will conduct basic and applied research that exploits experimental and computational technologies to address grand challenges in nuclear science and engineering pertained to nuclear security.

People

Dr. Kelly Nash
Dr. Kelly Nash
Project Director

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Miltos Alamaniotis
Dr. Miltos Alamaniotis

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Amanda Fernandez
Dr. Amanda Fernandez

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Computer Science

Dr. Harry Millwater
Dr. Harry Millwater

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Juan Ocampo
Dr. Juan Ocampo

St. Mary’s University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Frederic Poineau
Dr. Frederic Poineau

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/Radiochemisty

Dr. Elizabeth Sooby-Wood
Dr. Elizabeth Sooby-Wood

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Collaborating National Laboratories

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Research Opportunities

To apply for any of our available positions, please send in all required documents to NNSACONNECT@utsa.edu