Chantell Murphy


Dr. Chantell Murphy is a Program Manager for Nonproliferation and Arms Control R&D at Y-12 National Security Complex where she manages, leads, and supports projects related to verification and international safeguards across the nuclear fuel cycle, and arms control treaty verification. Prior to Y-12, Dr. Murphy was a Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC. She received her PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2018, with a focus on safeguards applications for pyroprocessing. Dr. Murphy has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory focusing on international nuclear safeguards for advanced nuclear fuel cycle technologies, developing the IAEA’s State Level Concept and Acquisition Path Analysis, and national security policy. She also worked as a visiting scientist at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany, at the Managing the Atom project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and for the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. Dr. Murphy is an N Square Innovators Network Fellow and an engineering consultant for Guide Star Engineering, LLC. Dr. Murphy holds a MS in health physics from Georgetown University and a BS in physics from Florida State University.