The Global and Regional Solutions Directorate, which works in synergy with the Basic Energy Sciences and Environment and Life Sciences Directorates, includes the following office and departments.
Conducts research and development related to nuclear technologies (reactors and accelerator-driven systems), reliability and risk assessment, and advanced modeling techniques for reactor simulation and energy systems.
Finds alternatives to fossil fuels and improves energy efficiency to meet our exponentially growing energy needs over the next century and beyond.
Carries out research and development, provides technical support, and builds prototype systems to further U.S. government initiatives and policies in nuclear materials safeguards and security, arms control treaty verification, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Material Protection Control and Accountability initiatives for nuclear materials in Russia and the NIS, and related national security areas.
Fosters commercial development of inventions and discoveries made at BNL through licensing patented technologies and by facilitating continued research and development of basic scientific findings.
Brookhaven National Lab has won an R&D 100 Award for a novel radiation detector, GammaScout. The compact system provides detailed spectroscopic and imaging information about the presence and distribution of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation in a sample or area.
Brookhaven Lab hosted a group of 12 inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducting a mock complementary access exercise during the first week in June. Since 2009, the chief IAEA facilitator for the course has been Safeguards Training Development Officer Kostadin Dinov, a Bulgarian nuclear engineer.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded the Technical Communities Globalization Medal to Upendra S. Rohatgi, a senior mechanical engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received the award for work helping to steer scientists formerly engaged in designing weapons of mass destruction toward more peaceful pursuits in science and technology.