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Where Should America Store its Nuclear Waste?

March 2016

Plans to dispose of radioactive waste in a deep geologic repository have been stalled for the last five years, so the U.S.

Fukushima five years later: CISAC nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster

March 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, CISAC's Rodney Ewing says we should rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate...

For Iran, A Nuclear Option More Trouble Than It Was Worth

January 2016

Why did Iran make significant concessions to U.S. and international negotiators over its nuclear program? CISAC senior fellow Sig Hecker shares his personal view.

Talk to Tehran, but Talk Tough

January 2016

Can the U.S. find the right balance between containment and cooperation with Iran?

Buried nuclear waste risky, say Stanford experts

January 2016

Radioactive material from the laboratories that design America's nuclear weapons will have to be buried and kept away from humans for at least 10,000 years.

Rodney Ewing Awarded Campbell, Roebling and IMA Medals

October 2015

CISAC senior fellow Rodney Ewing has been honored with three prestigious awards in the geological and mineralogical sciences.

Stanford Conference Tackles Growing U.S. Nuclear Waste Problem

October 2015

The United States has a growing inventory of spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants that continues to accumulate at reactor sites around the country.

Siegfried Hecker Joins his “Metallurgical Heroes” with ASM International Honorary Membership

October 2015

CISAC senior fellow Siegfried Hecker has been awarded an honorary membership by ASM International – one of the most prestigious awards from the world’s largest association of materials scientists...

CISAC Scientists Join Open Letter to Obama on Iran

August 2015

Three CISAC scientists have joined 26 of the nation’s top nuclear experts and sent an open letter to President Obama in support of the Iran deal struck in July.

Stanford Experts Assess Iran Nuclear Deal

July 2015

The landmark deal between six world powers and Iran, which would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions, was an important step toward stopping Iran from building a...

29th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked by CISAC fellows’ work

May 2015

It’s been 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but two nuclear security experts affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) say there are still lessons...

Hecker: India's first-class nuclear program can still learn from Fukushima

July 2013

CISAC's Sig Hecker talks to one of India's top newspapers about why he admires that country's nuclear energy program.

Rod Ewing named Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

June 2013

The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

May 2013

Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at...

Hecker responds to NKorea's intent to expand nuclear arsenal

April 2013

North Korea says it will restart its nuclear facilities, including its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, which had been mothballed since 2007.

Renewing ties among American and Russian nuclear scientists

June 2012

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker made his 44th trip to Russia marking the 20th anniversary of America's collaboration with that country's nuclear scientists.

MacArthur Foundation awards CISAC $2.45 million to enhance nuclear security research

March 2012

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded Stanford’s CISAC a $2.45 million grant to support its mission of reducing the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Undraa Agvaanluvsan: The nuclear industry in Mongolia after Fukushima

December 2011

At a TEDx event in Ulaanbaatar, CISAC affiliate Undraa Agvaanluvsan discusses the nuclear industry in Mongolia after Fukushima.

Scott Sagan: Can we have nuclear power without nuclear weapons?

November 2011

At a Stanford reunion weekend lecture, the political scientist looked at the current and projected use of nuclear energy around the world, and examined what it means for the future of nuclear...

Thomas Isaacs: Is nuclear the fuel of the 21st century, or a relic of the past?

June 2011

The 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 set in motion one of the largest nuclear disasters in almost three decades.

Kate Marvel and Michael May: What is the future of nuclear energy?

June 2011

In a new paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Kate Marvel and Michael May explore the potentially game-changing events for the future of nuclear energy.

Symposium about the March 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake

April 2011

Please join us on April 25 and 26 for an examination of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident.

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Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow
Francois Diaz-Maurin François Diaz-Maurin Visiting Scholar
Thomas Isaacs Affiliate
Warren F. Miller Affiliate
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Affiliate