Dr. Charlton is an associate professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department and serves as the director of the Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute at Texas A&M University. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of Texas and a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has over 200 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Among his many awards, Dr. Charlton was named the George Armistead Jr. ’23 Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University in 2005 and was awarded the Special Service Award from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management in 2010. Dr. Charlton is recognized as one of the leaders in the technical area of nuclear security education and research, teaching courses on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security system design, nuclear forensics, and nuclear materials measurements. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University.