Many honors and awards were presented at the 2013 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting opening plenary session. Congratulations to four new ANS Fellows and several new honors and awards recipients, and thank you for your contributions to nuclear science and technology. Photos and citations:
Presented by ANS Immediate Past President Michael Corradini:
George F. Flanagan
Distinguished R&D Staff Member
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
For his leadership in the field of nuclear safety, especially in the area of liquid-metal-reactor safety, space reactor safety, and the safety of research reactors, employing applications of probabilistic risk assessment.
Professor, Nuclear Engineering Program
Director, Center for Risk and Reliability
University of Maryland
For his original contributions to the theory and practice of probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.
Thomas M. Sutton
BMPC-Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
For his original contributions in the development and application of advanced mathematical techniques to the solution of nuclear engineering problems, including the advancement of computational methods for reactor physics.
Mark S. Tillack
Research Scientist and Lecturer
University of California, San Diego
For his pioneering contributions in the field of fusion nuclear technology, including his research contributions and leadership activities in fusion nuclear technology R&D in both magnetic and inertial fusion energy.
Director, Nuclear Energy Policy
Office of International Economics
National Security Council
For excellence in communication and collaboration between the various instrumentalities of the federal government and the nuclear community aimed at strengthening U.S. nuclear safety, security, and trade policies.
Director, Legislative Programs
Nuclear Energy Institute
For serving as an effective facilitator and communicator between the nuclear science and engineering academic community and the nuclear industry in developing ongoing outreach to policy makers and other stakeholders on the importance of nuclear energy and its benefit to society.
Presented by Paul J. Turinsky, Chair of ANS Honors and Awards Committee
Arthur Holly Compton Award in Education
Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Nevada-Reno
For outstanding contributions to nuclear engineering education through teaching, research, and the writing of authoritative textbooks.
Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For outstanding contributions in revitalizing the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and developing efficient, scalable Monte Carlo reactor physics analysis tools.
Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award
Richard A. Meserve
The ND2 Group, LLC
For sustained outstanding statesmanship and contributions to the national and international civilian nuclear arena, promoting the development of safe and economic nuclear power, establishing policy and options to enhance the deployment and operation of nuclear facilities, used fuel disposition, and the scientific and legal structures needed for effective use of nuclear energy (presented at May 2013 NEI Nuclear Energy Assembly).
Special Award, Advancement of Beyond-Design-Basis-Accident Analysis and Management
Richard S. Denning
Ohio State University
For ground-breaking effort in the understanding of light water reactor accident progression and its consideration in a probabilistic context.
Standards Service Award
Elizabeth Briggs Johnson
For her pioneering work in the conduct of criticality experiments, the collection and dissemination of associated data, and for significant contributions as a founding member and quarter-century participant and secretary in the ANS nuclear criticality safety standards program (posthumous, accepted by granddaughter Autumn Higgins and daughter Ginger Garvin).
Don Miller Award
Dieter H. Wach
Retired, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit
Garching Institute for Safety Technology
For outstanding accomplishments in the fields of nuclear power plant instrumentation and control technologies.
Julius J. Persensky
Senior Human Factors Advisor
Idaho National Laboratory
For outstanding accomplishments in the field of nuclear power plant human-machine interface technologies (posthumous, accepted by Dave Desaulniers).
Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard E. Faw
Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Kansas State University
For numerous contributions over the past 50 years to the practice of shielding, shielding analyses, skyshine methodology, the education of students through teaching and research, the training of professionals through short courses, the publication of textbooks and technical articles, the creation of standards, and service to the profession (distributed to Dr. Faw in May 2013).
Meritorious Performance in Operations Award
Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor
For significant improvement in reactor facility operations, plant maintenance, and reliability as a neutron source for irradiation and scattering programs (to be presented at an upcoming ANS Operations and Power Division function).
Walter H. Zinn Award
Loyd A. Wright
Manager, Regulatory Performance
Southern California Edison
For over 30 years supporting the advancement of nuclear energy and nuclear science and technology, for leadership in the American Nuclear Society, for excellence in leadership roles at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and new leadership responsibilities while laying the foundation for future success (to be presented at an upcoming ANS Operations and Power Division function).
Samuel Glasstone Award
For the outstanding ANS Student Section of the past year
University of Wisconsin–Madison (accepted by Michael Corradini)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2nd place, accepted by Nathan Gibson)
President’s Plaque of Appreciation
Presented by incoming ANS President Don Hoffman to Michael Corradini
Again, congratulations to all award recipients and thank you for your outstanding service.