Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Annual Conference or PHYSOR


Meeting Registration


The Reactor Physics Division Early Career Reactor Physicist Award recognizes early career members of the RPD who have made significant contributions in the field of reactor physics.


  • Must be 39 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.
  • Must have been an RPD member in good standing for at least three years
  • The nominee must have published in a peer-reviewed journal at least four full papers of high technical quality covering new and significant work in the area of reactor physics in which the candidate must have been the lead author.
  • Publications may include, for example, peer-reviewed journal or conference publications, such as Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Technology, PHYSOR, etc.
  • The candidate must demonstrate that they have done technical work in the area of reactor physics that is new and significant.

This award consists of a plaque and a letter signed by the chair of RPD recognizing the candidate’s achievement of distinction. The Reactor Physics Division will cover the meeting registration for either the ANS Annual Conference or a Reactor Physics Topical Meeting (such as PHYSOR) at which the award is presented.


This award was established by the Reactor Physics Division (RPD) in 2013.

Selection Method

The recipient will be selected by RPD Honors and Awards Committee. The committee will review, judge, rank the nominations, and pick the winner. In the event a nominee does not win the award, the nomination may be resubmitted one more time before the nominee’s 39th birthday.

One award may be given per year, conditional upon receipt, approval, and selection of a successful nomination package. One person receives the award and may receive the award only once.

Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of recommendation from the nominator
  • A list of publications
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Two (2) letters of support are required (no more than five)

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

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