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The Institute for Nuclear Security at the University of Tennessee, ­Knoxville, brings the complete capabilities of the University community to bear on one of the most challenging issues of our time—nuclear security.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities have joined with us as the institute’s charter members.

Our mission is to align and grow our collective expertise and capabilities to play a pivotal role in global nuclear security efforts.

INS actively recruits PhD and Masters students as well as highly talented Undergraduate students all year round. If you are interested in joining the institute please send an email to Dr. Chaple at