Enter the world of nuclear non-proliferation with RIT College of Science Distinguished Speaker Arden Dougan on March 20

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Arden Dougan

The Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science Distinguished Speaker series continues with a scientist who helps the United States support the International Atomic Energy Agency verification missions by developing and improving inspection tools and technology.

Arden Dougan, a program manager in the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development, which is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the Department of Energy, will present “Research and Developmental Challenges for International Safeguards” at 4 p.m. March 20 in Gosnell Hall, room A300. The talk is free and open to the public.

“Our safeguards goal is to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities to cooperatively quantify and track special nuclear material in the nuclear fuel cycle and detect any diversion of these materials for illicit purposes,” Dougan said. “I will discuss what roles technology can play in safeguards verification and some of my perspectives on the R&D challenges facing treaty verification in the next 10 years.”

Dougan integrates research-and-development programs that provide essential expertise to the U.S. government in arms control verification, interdiction, nuclear emergency response, international safeguards and radiological source replacement.

For more information about the event, contact Susan Tontarski at sjtsse@rit.edu.