UCI has received a five-year, $2.5 million award from the National Nuclear Security Administration for nonproliferation research and education, joining a new consortium of universities. The group will focus on hands-on training of undergraduate and graduate
students in the fields of nuclear physics, nuclear and radiation chemistry, nuclear engineering, nuclear instrumentation and public policy. Led by principal investigator Jasmina Vujic, UC Berkeley professor of nuclear engineering, the consortium brings together more than 100 researchers from UCI, UC Berkeley, Michigan State University, UC Davis, Washington University in St. Louis, the San Diego-based UC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chemist George Miller, who will lead UCI’s efforts with the group, said: “This project will broadly educate students in nuclear science and technology who can proceed to support the nation’s present and future goals for worldwide nuclear security.”