Igor Moric is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Program on Science and Global Security (SGS) at Princeton University. Prior to joining Princeton, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the MIMAC and PandaX dark matter detectors at Tsinghua University in Beijing and SJTU in Shanghai, respectively. During his PhD at CNES and Paris Sorbonne he worked on characterization and optimization of the space atomic clock PHARAO. He also holds an advanced master in “Space Systems Engineering” from ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse.

Research Interests

Innovative approaches in both technology and policy are required to increase transparency and completeness of information on global nuclear stockpiles, facilitate effective control of fissile materials and nuclear weapons, and verifiably stop new production. My research goal is to develop new monitoring and verification technologies that can have immediate application, enable new diplomatic processes and lead to full nuclear disarmament. My current research focuses on evaluating how high-resolution and rapid revisit time commercial satellite sourced imagery can support nuclear nonproliferation and verification of compliance with treaty commitments.


Y. Tao, I. Moric, et al., Track Length Measurement of 19F+ ions with the MIMAC Directional Dark Matter Detector Prototype, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 985, January 2021.

Tao Y., I. Moric, et al., Dark Matter Directionality Detection Performance of the Micromegas-based TPC-MIMAC Detector, Chinese Physics C, 2020.

P. Laurent, I. Moric, et al., Qualification and Frequency Accuracy of the Space Based Primary Frequency Standard PHARAO, Metrologia, 57 (5), September 2020.