Pallabi Mitra Chakrabarti

  • Visiting Scholar


Pallabi is a staff member at the Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, California campus and supports the International Nuclear/Radiological Security program office. She currently coordinates activities related to the security of radioactive materials across a diverse set of partners including international and domestic government officials, other US government laboratories, NGOs, industry, and academia. Through her role, Pallabi also provides recommendations and develops innovative methods and approaches to enhancing awareness of radioactive material security.

Before joining Sandia, Pallabi completed the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program with Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation’s Office of Radiological Security (ORS). Upon completing the fellowship in 2017, Pallabi joined ORS as a contractor, where she supported multiple international portfolios as a Program Manager. Her role at ORS played an integral role in molding her understanding of international nuclear and radiological security and developing an interest to continue exploring the nexus between science, technology, and policy.

Pallabi earned a Master of Science in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2014 and her interest within the field of international security emerged through her graduate studies, where she gained a broad perspective on development and security issues in the Global South. Prior to attending LSE, Pallabi completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2013, where her concentration was in domestic labor policy and employment law.