Former Staff

Newman PhD

Senior Director for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities


Andrew Newman was senior director for nuclear fuel cycle activities at NTI. He focused on nuclear energy/waste and nonproliferation. He led NTI’s Developing Spent Fuel Strategies and Fuel Cycle of the Future projects and was one of the executive secretaries for the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

Prior to joining NTI, Newman was a research associate with Harvard University’s Project on Managing the Atom, where he conducted research into reducing the risks of nuclear theft and terrorism worldwide and addressing key constraints on the future development of nuclear energy globally. Previous to his post at Harvard, Newman spent three years with the Nuclear Science and Technology Office at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. Before that, he worked with RANSAC (now the Partnership for Global Security) in Washington, DC and in the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Department of Justice, Victoria, Australia.

Newman is also an adjunct research associate at Monash University, Victoria Australia where he holds a PhD in political science and lectured in international relations, arms control and US politics from 1997 to 2005.

Newman is the lead author of Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal (Routledge, 2016) and co-edited Japan, Australia and Asia-Pacific Security (Routledge, 2006). Journal articles include: “International Approaches to Spent Fuel Management: Challenges and Opportunities,” in the Universal Journal of Physics and Application (Vol.10, No.5, 2016) with Tom Isaacs and Alina Constantin; “‘An area previously determined to be the best adapted for such purposes’: Nevada, Nuclear Waste and Assembly Joint Resolution 15 of 1975,” in the Journal of Policy History (Vol. 24, No. 3, Summer 2012); “From HEU Minimization to Elimination: Time to change the vocabulary,” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Vol.68, No.4, July/August 2012) with Corey Hinderstein and Ole Reistad; and “Megatons to Megawatts” in a U.S. State Department publication, A World Free of Nuclear Weapons (2010).

He was part of the team which produced the report, Promoting Safe, Secure, and Peaceful Growth of Nuclear Energy: Next Steps for Russia and the United States (Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center and Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, 2010), was the working group lead for the Building Global Capacity report of NTI’s Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks project (launched July 2014) and is part of the NTI-CENESS Dialogue on the Future of U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation.


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A Step-by-Step Approach to Regional Spent Fuel Management Cooperation in the Pacific Rim

This report addresses the security and proliferation implications of accumulating spent fuel stockpiles, describes the benefits of regional cooperation, and lays out a three-step process to institutionalize and operationalize a research and development agenda for spent fuel management in the Pacific Rim.

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