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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Edward Jenner

Postdoctoral Fellow
Technology and International Security

Edward Jenner is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and International Security at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) in Washington, D.C. At this fellowship, Edward has focused on nuclear issues and their impact on great power competition. Prior to this fellowship, Edward was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Texas A&M, where he collaborated with Matthew Fuhrmann and Craig Marianno on research studying supply-side nuclear proliferation. Edward was also a senior nuclear reactor operator and assistant reactor supervisor at the University of California, Irvine. Edward received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Irvine. Edward’s primary research interest is nuclear energy and related nuclear issues. He seeks to understand how nuclear energy may abate climate change, and how effects of climate change and great power competition may impact nuclear proliferation through nuclear energy. He is also interested in related issues such as small modular reactors, floating nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel reprocessing, and climate change disinformation.

Plans for Fellowship: For this year’s fellowship, Edward plans on studying issues with floating nuclear power plants, small modular reactors, and the impact of both on great power competition. Edward also will expand on his research on climate change’s potential impact on nuclear proliferation.

Expertise & Interests

  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Climate change