Dr. Vickram Singh is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research focuses on international nuclear energy development and its impacts on nonproliferation policy. His areas of interest also include Generation IV nuclear reactor technology, safeguards and verification, nuclear counterterrorism, and energy security.
He was a student participant in the Plutonium Technology Demonstration Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2012-2015. His work at ORNL focused on the optimization of neptunium fuel target properties used to produce Pu-238 in support of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) deep space missions.
Vickram holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada – Reno and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. His doctoral dissertation investigated the deployment of electroanalytical and spectroscopic techniques for nuclear material monitoring in molten salt systems utilized in the domestic nuclear weapons complex and Generation IV nuclear fuel cycles. During his doctoral studies, he was a Nuclear Power Fellow funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.