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American Nuclear Society honors two fellows
La Grange Park, IL (June 10, 2008)
- The American Nuclear Society (ANS) honored two nuclear professionals by bestowing on them the status of ANS Fellow during the Annual Meeting being held in Anaheim, California, June 8-12, 2008. These individuals have made significant accomplishments in the fields of nuclear science and engineering. The prestigious designation of ANS Fellow acknowledges the extraordinary leadership of nuclear professionals in different disciplines relating to research, invention, engineering, safety, technical leadership and teaching.
The ANS Fellows honored are:
, a Special Advisor to the Chairman/CEO of Centre de Saclay, is being honored for his outstanding leadership in designing France's new strategy for future nuclear energy systems, which has deeply influenced the international GEN IV and GNEP initiatives. For outstanding contributions as Chair of the GEN IV International Forum, toward the sustainable development of nuclear energy worldwide, and for his essential contributions as President of the French Nuclear Society (SFEN) toward furthering the collaboration between the ANS and SFEN.
Kord S. Smith
, the Vice President for Technical Development with Scandpower, Inc., is being honored for his significant fundamental contributions to reactor analysis methods in three dimensional core simulations. Many of his methods, particularly the analytic nodal method and nodal homogenization theory, are widely adopted in modern core analysis codes. His systematic implementation and successful commercialization of the methods advanced LWR core design methodology.
The Society's highest honor was bestowed on Bouchard and Smith during the ANS Awards Luncheon today. A certificate of distinction is presented at the ANS Annual and Winter Meetings. Bouchard and Smith will join the elite group of people listed on the ANS webpage at www.ans.org/honors/fellows