R. Scott Kemp, Ph.D.

c/o Program on Science and Global Security
Princeton University
221 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08542 (USA)

Ph.D. Public and International Affairs, March 2010
Princeton University

B.A. Physics, June 2000
University of California at Santa Barbara

Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (07/2012 - present)
and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University
and Program Affiliate, Harvard University

Associate Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University (04/2011 - 06/2012)

Science Advisor, Office of the Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, U.S. Department of State (04/2010 - 04/2011)

Nuclear Power and Society (22.04), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Spring 2013.

Graduate policy workshop, Negotiating with Iran (WWS-591f), with F. von Hippel and S. Hossein Mosavian, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Fall 2011.

Topics in International Relations: Protection Against Weapons of Mass Destruction (WWS-556d), with F. von Hippel, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Spring 2007.

Proliferation Chain Reactions (WWS-591f), with F. von Hippel and R. Einhorn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Fall 2007.

Iran's Nuclear Program: The Case for Engagement
Jungmin Kang (ed.) Assessment of the Nuclear Programs of Iran and North Korea (Springer, 2013).

SILEX and proliferation
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 30 July 2012.

Centrifuges: A new era for nuclear proliferation
H. Solkolski (ed.), Nuclear Nonproliferation: Moving Beyond Pretense (Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, July 2012).

Cyberweapons: Bold steps in a digital darkness?
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 7 June 2012.

The End of Manhattan: How the gas centrifuge changed the quest for nuclear weapons
Technology and Culture, Vol 53, No 2 (April 2012).

Worm Holes - Virus Attacks Iran's Enrichment Operations
Jane's Intelligence Review, 15 Sept. 2011.

Statement on Iran's ability to make a nuclear weapon and the significance of the 19 February 2009 IAEA report on Iran's uranium-enrichment program
(with Alexander Glaser)

Source Terms for Routine UF6 Emissions
Science and Global Security, Vol 18, No 2. (2010).

Gas Centrifuge Theory and Development: A Review of U.S. Programs
Science and Global Security, Vol 17, No 1. (2009).

Initial analysis of the detectability of UO2F2 aerosols produced by UF6 released from uranium conversion plants
Science and Global Security, Vol 16, No 3. (2008).

The Gas Centrifuge and Nuclear-Weapon Proliferation
(with Houston Wood and Alexander Glaser)
Physics Today, Vol 61, No 9. (Sept. 2008).

A Performance Estimate for the Detection of Undeclared Nuclear-Fuel Reprocessing by Atmospheric 85Kr
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol 99, No 8. (Aug. 2008).

Detection of Clandestine Fissile Material Production
(with Martin Kalinowski)
Chapter 9 in H. Feiveson, A. Glaser, Z. Mian, and F. von Hippel (eds.), Global Fissile Materials Report 2007 (International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM)), September 2007.

A Performance Estimate for the Remote Detection of Nuclear-Fuel Reprocessing by Atmospheric 85Kr
Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Material Management (INMM), July 8-12, 2007, Tucson, AZ.

The Gas Centrifuge and the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons
(with Alexander Glaser)
Shi Zeng (ed.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Separation Phenomena in Liquids and Gases (SPLG), September 18-21, 2006, Beijing, China, Tshinghua University Press, 2007, pp. 88-95.

Stemming the Spread of Enrichment Plants
(with Barbur Habib, et al.)
Report of a WWS Policy Workshop (January 2006).

On the Feasibility of Safeguarding Uranium Mines
The Nonproliferation Review, Vol 13, No 2. (July 2006).

Nuclear Proliferation with Particle Accelerators
Science & Global Security, Vol 13, No 3. (Fall 2005).

Star Crossed
(with Bruce DeBlois, Richard Garwin, and Jeremy Marwell)
IEEE Spectrum, Spring 2005.

Space Weapons: Crossing the U.S. Rubicon
(with Bruce DeBlois, Richard Garwin, and Jeremy Marwell)
International Security, Vol 29, No 2. (Fall 2004).

Front End Fuel Cycle: Opportunities and Obstacles to Cooperation
Lee Byong Whi Nuclear Energy Policy Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and the Global America Business Institute (November 9, 2012).

Nuclear Security in a Changing World
Seoul National University (March 22, 2012).

Plenary Lecture: Security and Nuclear Nonproliferation
Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (March 21, 2012).

Panelist: Special Session on Iran and North Korea
Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (March 20, 2012).

Centrifuge Enrichment and the Control of Nuclear Proliferation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (March 16, 2012).

A Future for Export Controls
Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (March 16, 2012).

Uranium Enrichment: Is the genie out of the bottle?
The David Bradford Seminar in Science Technology & Environmental Policy, Princeton University (November 21, 2011).

Centrifuges: A new era for nuclear proliferation
Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (November 4, 2011).

Nonproliferation Strategy in the Centrifuge Age
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (October 4, 2011).

Nuclear 101: Uranium Enrichment
Managing the Atom Project, Harvard University (October 4, 2011).

Iran, Centrifuges, and the Future of Nonproliferation
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (April 4, 2011).

Technical Options for Limiting Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Program
Council on Foreign Relations (November 18, 2009).

The Iranian Nuclear Issue: Technical assessments and implications for political engagement
A roundtable convened by the Italian Foreign Ministry, Policy Planning Unit (June 19, 2009).

Detection of Covert Centrifuge Programs
American Physical Society Panel on Verification Technologies for a Disarming World (April 22, 2009).

Detection of Covert Reprocessing and Enrichment
AAAS Science, Technology and Security Policy lecture series, House Rayburn Office Building (May 12, 2009).

Closely Held Report Discounts Proliferation Risk of Lasers for Making Nuclear Fuel
Global Security Newswire, (May 24, 2012).

U.S. Congress Research Arm: Nuclear Agency Can Demand Proliferation Risk Assessments
Global Security Newswire, (May 16, 2012).

How About Not Bombing Iran?
The New York Times, Bill Keller Blog, (January 12, 2012).

A look at Iran tonight on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
The Charlie Rose Show, (February 11, 2010).

Small Step in Iran's Nuclear Effort Suggests Ambitions for a Weapon, Experts Say
The New York Times, p. A8 (February 10, 2010).

U.S. Sees an Opportunity to Press Iran on Nuclear Issue
The New York Times, p. A1 (January 3, 2010).

Iran Dramatically Expanding Centrifuge Installation
Uranium Intelligence Weekly, (June 8, 2009).

IRAN: Good news and bad news in U.N. report on nuclear program
The Los Angeles Times, Babylon & Beyond Blog (June 6, 2009).

Does the spread of nuclear power mean the spread of nuclear weapons?
Voice of America Korea, pre-recorded radio (May 13, 2009).

Allies' Clocks Tick Differently on Iran
The New York Times, Week in Review section, p. 1 (March 14/15, 2009).

News and Views: Iran's Centrifuge Program
Voice of America Persian News Network, live television broadcast (May 9, 2008).

Inside an Enigma: A Tantalizing Look at Iran’s Nuclear Program
The New York Times, Science Times section, p. 1 (Apr. 29, 2008).

The World Today: Commentary on U.S.-Russian Relations
BBC World Service, live radio broadcast (Sept. 26, 2003).

Franklin Fellow
U.S. Department of State (2010-2011)

J. William Fulbright Fellow
London, England (2003-2004)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
California Institute of Technology (1997)

JPLUS Scholar
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (1997)

Honorary Member
American Astronomical Society (1997)

Last updated: November 2012


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