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Materials Science & Technology
The objectives of MSTD are: promote the advancement of materials science in Nuclear Science Technology; support the multidisciplines which constitute it; encourage research by providing a forum for the presentation, exchange, and documentation of relevant information; promote the interaction and communication among its members; and recognize and reward its members for significant contributions to the field of materials science in nuclear technology.
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April 8–10, 2021
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
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Steven P. Nesbit
President of LMNT Consulting and an ANS member since 1989, is the next ANS vice president/president-elect
Steven A. Arndt
ANS Fellow and member since 1981, senior technical advisor at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Lori A. Braase
ANS member since 2016, program manager at Idaho National Laboratory
Anna S. Erickson
ANS member since 2005, associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard H. Lagdon
ANS member since 1983, chief engineer of nuclear operations and safety at Bechtel National
Luc G. G. Van Den Durpel
(Non-U.S. at-large member) ANS member since 2004, managing director of Nuclear-21 in Belgium
Harsh S. Desai
ANS member since 2011, who was named to fill the director position left vacant by Steve Nesbit's election as VP/president-elect