Staff, Visitors, and Graduate Students
Post-doctoral Research Associates and Graduate Students -- 2013/2014
Ali Ahmad has been a post-doctoral researcher with the Program on Science and Global Security and Princeton University’s Nuclear Futures Laboratory since Fall 2013. His work is supported by the Woodrow Wilson School’s Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. It focusses on nuclear technology assessment of small modular reactors and on nuclear energy policy in the Middle East. Prior to joining Princeton, Ali was a research associate in applied nuclear physics at the Rutherford-Appleton Lab (UK). A physics graduate from the Lebanese University in Beirut, Ali holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Cambridge University.
Caroline S. Reilly
Caroline joined SGS in fall 2010 as a PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School, working with Christopher Chyba on questions of nuclear force posture and arms control. She received her undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from MIT in 2006 and subsequently completed a master’s degree from the War Studies Department at King’s College London, where her thesis focused on the technical consequences of conflict in space. Prior to coming to Princeton, Caroline was a research assistant with the RAND Corporation, involved mostly with strategic force planning issues. Caroline is also a member of two programs sponsored by the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.: PONI's Next Generation Working Group on U.S.-Russian Arms Control and the 2011 Nuclear Scholars Initiative.
Sébastien joined Princeton University in July 2012 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering within the Nuclear Futures Laboratory. Prior to coming to Princeton, Sébastien worked for two years within the French Ministry of Defense: first as a graduate research fellow within the Strategic Research Institute of the French Military Academy in Paris (IRSEM); and then for 18 months in the defense procurement agency (DGA) as an engineer responsible for implementing and maintaining military nuclear safety regulations in the French oceanic strategic force. He received a master’s degree in Mechanical and Design Engineering from the French National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA, Lyon) in 2010 and a B.A.I. from Trinity College Dublin in 2009 as part of a joint European degree program.
Mark Walker is a first-year PhD candidate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. For the last three years, he has been involved with research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on verification technology for nuclear arms control treaties, with a specific focus on active neutron interrogation techniques. In the summer of 2010, he was also an intern at the U.S. Office of Naval Reactors. He is a 2011 recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, and earned his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2012.