Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation

    Our National Security Capabilities

    Addressing complex national security issues and meeting the world’s nuclear challenges.

    The Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division leads the LANL Global Security mission in: detecting and preventing the development or use of nuclear weapons and improvised nuclear devices; reducing and limiting nuclear arms and the spread of nuclear and radioactive materials, technology, and expertise; providing the capability and conducting critical, subcritical, and fundamental physics measurements to develop and maintain the Nation’s Nuclear Safety and Security Expertise, and; conducting research and development that supports the nation’s energy security.


    Nuclear Science in National Security

    Nuclear engineering is the field that deals with the safe, efficient, and innovative application of nuclear reactions, radiation-generating devices, and radioactive material for the advancement of humanity.

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    NEN Division Office