Researcher awarded for achievements in nuclear nonproliferation
Argonne researcher Justin Reed (SSS) received an Early Career Award from the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).
INMM recognizes members who are 35 years of age or younger who made a singular outstanding achievement or a series of notable achievements in an area of nuclear materials management. With over 10 years of significant contributions to international nuclear safeguards engagement and policy, Justin, who is the leader of the Safeguards, Security, and Export Control Engagement group within the Strategic Security Sciences (S3) division, has been a leading voice in providing assurance for peaceful nuclear materials usage.
“Justin’s extensive understanding of nuclear nonproliferation policy and implementation led to successful engagements for strengthening international safeguards,” said Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz, division director of Strategic Security Sciences. “His contributions have been key in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of international nuclear materials management, one of the pillars of the S3 nonproliferation research area,” Laurin-Kovitz said. “While at Argonne, Justin has led safeguards engagement activities in the Middle East and has written extensively on processes that could enable the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to make effective use of all available safeguards relevant information.”
Justin previously worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the IAEA after beginning his career as a graduate fellow at NNSA. He has an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in rhetoric and history from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Formed in 1958, INMM is a nonprofit technical organization with worldwide membership of engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, policymakers, analysts, commercial vendors, educators, and students. The Institute promotes leading research and development as well as the practical application of new concepts, approaches, techniques, and equipment for managing nuclear materials.
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