Homeland Security hands out nuclear forensics award

For the first time the U.S. Department of Homeland Security handed out a first post-doctoral award to support research in nuclear forensics
For the first time the U.S. Department of Homeland Security handed out a first post-doctoral award to support research in nuclear forensics | File photo
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently handed out a post-doctoral award to support research in nuclear forensics as part of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program.

DNDO unveiled the Dr. Ian Hutcheon post-doctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in honor of the late Hutcheon, who significantly advanced the federal government’s nuclear forensics capability during his 22-year tenure.

The first award will be presented beginning in 2017 and will be open to new Ph.D. graduates and post-doctoral fellows at the national and defense laboratories supporting the development of the nation’s nuclear forensics capability.

“One of my highest priorities is to help lead the U.S. government efforts to grow and sustain the unique expertise required to execute the nation’s nuclear forensics mission,” DNDO Director Dr. Huban Gowadia said. “Dr. Ian Hutcheon was truly a ‘founding father’ of the nuclear forensics community and this fellowship is a wonderful way to honor his memory and his dedication to cultivating new talent.”

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