Technical & Social Research

Plays an active role in policymaking and legislation development related to CBRN risk mitigation.
Advocates a networked approach that fosters robust partnerships and collaborations in the face of the threats of a networked world.
Provides a space for sharing knowledge, ideas, and expertise across borders and disciplines.

The CBRN Threat Office collaborates with academic institutions and research centers to participate in research and policy groups, and develop research studies and policy recommendations. The Office hosts visiting scholars, researchers, and interns for research purposes.

The main areas of research work include:


CBRN Security:

  • Combating illicit trafficking
  • Insider threats and security culture
  • Learning and education
  • New and emerging risks
  • Developing reliable systems and mechanisms as pre-emptive and preventive measures


Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament:

  • Norms, treaties, and the international law
  • Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and WMD free zones
  • Nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation
  • Human resources development for the state responsible authority to strengthen safeguard systems in developing countries


Science, Technology, and Security:

  • Cyber security
  • Development of an online transportable and sustainable mentoring tool for the development and support of a comprehensive Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Building a database software to track infectious agents
  • Digital image processing analysis for identification of infectious agents


Radiation Detection and Protection:

  • Optimisation of radiation detection instruments, data, and techniques
  • Engineering of detector materials and applications
  • Applied research in nuclear and radiological science