George M. Moore

George MooreScientist-in-Residence,
Adjunct Professor

[email protected]
Office: McGowan 208C
Monterey, CA

Areas of Research

  • Nuclear weapons
  • Illicit trafficking
  • Nuclear Security
  • Binding and Non-Binding Legal Instruments for Nuclear Security
  • Aviation Security Issues


From 2007-2012, Dr. George M. Moore was a Senior Analyst in the Office of Nuclear Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. At IAEA, he worked with the Illicit Trafficking Database (ITDB) and served as Scientific Secretary for the Director General’s Advisory Group on Nuclear Security (AdSec). He also served as Scientific Secretary for the development of the Agency’s Fundamentals of Nuclear Security document, the top-level document in the Agency’s Nuclear Security Series that will be published in fall 2012.

He is a former Fulbright Scholar (Netherlands) and a former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Special Fellow. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Nuclear) in California and was formerly an AEC-licensed research reactor operator. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and in a number of Federal Circuit and District Courts across the United States.

After graduation from Annapolis, Dr. Moore served as a naval officer until he resigned from the Navy as a lieutenant commander. He then worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in various assignments in areas relating to nuclear physics, nuclear effects, and radiation detection and measurement. He left LLNL and served as an in-house counsel at Northern California’s utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric, until he entered private practice with the San Francisco firm of Kenney & Markowitz where he specialized in litigation in the areas of aviation, recreational boating, product liability, intellectual property, and commercial law. Dr. Moore left Kenney & Markowitz in 2002 to return to LLNL where he worked in the Nuclear Assessment (NAP) program. He left LLNL in mid-2007 to join the IAEA.

Dr. Moore currently serves as an aviation legal expert for Plane & Pilot magazine. He holds a commercial pilot’s license (single engine land and sea) with an instrument rating.

Throughout his career, Dr. Moore has authored a number of technical papers and legal articles and has been a speaker at various meetings and training activities. He has been a member of a number of professional organizations and has often served as an officer in the organizations. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Golden Gate University School of Law where he taught Aviation Law, and he was also an adjunct faculty member of Golden Gate’s management program where he taught statistics and quantitative analysis for business decision making. He is a retired Captain, U. S. Naval Reserve.


Dr. Moore received a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of California’s Boalt Hall (Berkeley) School of Law and is a member of the California and Colorado bars.


CNS Work

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