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ANS Appoints Dr. Leigh Winfrey as Fusion Science and Technology Journal Editor

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has appointed Dr. Leigh Winfrey of the University of Florida as the new editor-designate/editor for its Fusion Science and Technology (FST) journal. Dr. Winfrey began her term on October 1, 2017, and will begin as the editor in the new year.

Dr. Winfrey is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and is in the university's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where she is also director of the B and E Applied Research and Science (BEARS) Laboratory.  Research in the BEARS Laboratory focuses on plasma-materials interactions, plasma-fluid interactions, fusion reactor materials, fusion reactor safety, spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste management, high-velocity projectile launch, micro-thruster design, gas turbine engine flow control and novel materials synthesis.  Prior to joining the University of Florida faculty, Dr. Winfrey was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Physics from North Carolina State University, with minors in Nuclear Engineering. She received a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Dr. Winfrey will succeed Dr. Nermin Uckan at the end of the year as FST editor. Dr. Uckan has been FST editor since July 2001 and will work with Dr. Winfrey for several months to ensure a smooth transition.

ANS Director of Scientific Publications Rick Michal said, "We appreciate the passion Dr. Uckan has given to the Fusion Science and Technology journal over the past 16 years. Her dedication has made the journal a highly-respected resource and a leader in the industry. ANS looks forward to working with Dr. Winfrey as she begins her appointment."

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