Welcome to the University of Tennessee's INMM Student Chapter

What is INMM?

INMM was formed in 1958 as a scientific and educational organization committed to advancing the quality of nuclear material practices worldwide, including the application of the principles of accounting, auditing, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and physical protection to the safeguarding of nuclear fuel and nuclear material. The INMM is a nonprofit organization and has been formally adopted over 33 nations.

INMM has aided in the promotion of best practices regarding nuclear materials management on a global scale by including representatives of the World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS) in the proceedings at the 50th annual INMM conference in Tucson. As a nuclear materials professional, one of the best opportunities for involvement in the discussions and to influence the direction of global policy is through active involvement with INMM.

The INMM is composed of six technical divisions:
  1. International Safeguards (the IAEA)
  2. Material Control and Accountability
  3. Nonproliferation and Arms Control
  4. Physical Protection
  5. Packaging and Transportation
  6. Waste Management

What's in it for you?

For starters, there's the opportunity to belong to an organization that's dedicated to keeping the world safe handling of nuclear materials across the planet. Second, you can witness firsthand how a career in nuclear materials management offers a level of personal satisfaction that's difficult to match. In addition, joining INMM gives you a lot of opportunities to network with professionals through chapter activities, technical division activities, and the INMM Annual Meeting.

Other benefits for students include:
  • Insight into the areas and careers in the six divisions described above
  • Sponsorship to travel to the Annual INMM meetings held every July throughout the U.S.
  • Invaluable networking capabilities with professionals throughout the world
  • Exclusive tours to nuclear facilities and programs in the East Tennessee area
  • Scholarship and mentorship opportunities available
  • Chance to take on a student leadership position
  • and FREE FOOD for attendees at the meeting!

About Joining INMM at the University of Tennessee

The UTK INMM is welcome to all majors and those who are both casually or seriously interested in nuclear materials management.   The nuclear materials management field is extremely important and has a wide base in a variety of fields. Among those who should consider attending events are those in:

  • Engineering
  • Political Science
  • Logistics/Business Administration
  • Computer Science
Membership to the UTK chapter is FREE, provided that the member registers with the overseeing INMM body.  Benefits of membership include meetings with expert speakers, inside information on internships and jobs, connections in the nuclear materials management community, and of course free food. Every meeting is geared toward introducing members to aspects of nuclear security and policy arenas. Membership will also  introduce you to a network with professionals and subject matter experts (SME) in the nuclear field, especially those from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The international INMM organization also has a scholarship and mentor program. 

If you have any further questions about the INMM organization please do not hesitate to email inmm.utk@gmail.com. More information can also be found at the INMM parent organization website www.inmm.org