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The Integrated Nuclear Security and Safeguards Laboratory brings together technical and policy experts to solve complex problems associated with global nuclear security and safeguards.

INSSL is based within the Nuclear Engineering program and led by Director Sukesh Aghara, Ph.D. and Associate Director Marco Marzo, Ph.D. The technical expertise at INSSL comes from faculty members in Nuclear Engineering, Radiological Science and Applied Physics programs at UMass Lowell. The social science expertise comes from UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS).

The resources for the INSSL include: the UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory, the home to the 1 MW research reactor and the 5 MV accelerator; the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) and strategic partnerships with Canberra Laboratory.


This unique structure of the INSSL provides a platform for faculty, scientists and students to explore the interplay between technical and social science discipline associated with nuclear security.

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