Nomination Deadline

March 1

Presented at the

ANS Annual Meeting


Monetary Award

$1,000

Description

The Thermal Hydraulic Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual for sustained and exemplary service to the nuclear thermal-hydraulic profession. Service can be in the form of:

  1. Leadership in the thermal-hydraulic division (THD) of ANS.
  2. Leadership in national and international research and engineering programs related to thermal-hydraulics,
  3. Individual non-technical contributions that lead to the betterment and growth of the profession as a whole.
  4. Educational contributions aimed at the next generation of thermal-hydraulic engineers.
  5. Advocacy for thermal-hydraulic research and development.

Emphasis is placed on sustained, well-recognized, service contributions over a number of years but single exceptional one-time contributions may also be considered.

The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $1,000. It is presented at the ANS Annual Meeting.


Background

This award was established by the Thermal Hydraulics Division in 2020.

The THD has offered in the past a service award and technical award (the current Technical Achievement Award). The service award was later abandoned in favor of emphasizing the importance of the TAA. Given the recent growth of THD and the increase of individual contributors, THD established the Service Award is in the best interest of our members. In fact, given a large number of participants in the activities of THD this award seems necessary to balance the current award offering of THD which is skewed toward technical contributions. This award highlights the importance of the continued service contributions of our members, aimed at the growth of the thermal-hydraulic profession, and forming the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.


Selection Method

This award recognizes an individual for sustained and exemplary service to the nuclear thermal-hydraulic profession.

Emphasis is placed on sustained, well-recognized, service contributions over a number of years but single exceptional one-time contributions may also be considered.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must have been a registered THD member in good standing for at least the previous three (3) years.

The candidate must demonstrate an individual or sustained contribution in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership in the thermal-hydraulic division (THD) of ANS.
  • Leadership in national and international research and engineering programs related to thermal-hydraulics,
  • Individual non-technical contributions that lead to the betterment and growth of the profession as a whole.
  • Educational contributions aimed at the next generation of thermal-hydraulic engineers.
  • Advocacy for thermal-hydraulic research and development.

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

  • A letter of recommendation from the nominator
  • A narrative summary of about 500-1000 words, including accomplishments, period of activity, and significance of achievements
  • A list of ANS---supporting activities (including but not limited to presentations at ANS national and topical meetings, service on division committees, and dates of THD membership)
  • A list of publications (if applicable)
  • A brief chronological resume or CV
  • Letters of support (support letters recommended but not required; no more than five)

The THD Honors & Awards Committee, rather than the THD officers or Executive Committee, is responsible for reviewing the nomination packages and selecting an appropriate winner. If members of the THD Honors & Awards Committee are considered for the THD award, they recuse themselves from the selection process.


Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to honors@ans.org.

For more information, please visit the Thermal Hydraulics Division website.

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Honors and Awards
American Nuclear Society
555 N. Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526-5535


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