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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Eleven countries newly elected to IAEA board
Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the period 2021–2022. The election took place on September 23 during the plenary session of the 65th IAEA General Conference, in Vienna, Austria. The conference started on September 20 and will run through September 24.
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Honors and Awards Program
Bernadette L. Kirk
Mark DeHartTemitope TaiwoTerry ToddDr. Jess C. GehinDr. Robert N. HillDr. Alan S. IcenhourDr. Jose N. Reyes, Jr.Dr. Akio Yamamoto
University of Illinois Student Section (Best Section)University of Florida Student Section (Honorable Mention)University of Wisconsin – Madison Student Section (Honorable Mention)
Frank M. HeckendornII
Kurt A. Terrani
Small Local SectionsNortheastern New York (Best Membership)Pittsburgh (Best Meetings and Programs)Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Public Information)Northeastern New York (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsSavannah River (Best Overall)Best International SectionsJapan (Best Overall)
Larry R. FoulkeGilbert J. Brown
Advanced Test Reactor
Dr. Yinbin Miao
University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR)Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) Complex
Dr. Zahra Mohaghegh
Darby S. KimballStephen E. KuczynskiEdward D. KeeNicholas ThompsonDaniel J. Curtis
Dr. George H. Miley
Peter B. Lyons
Andrew O. Smetana
GraduateUniversity of California Berkeley: Near-Term Deployment Viability of Liquid-Fuel Molten Salt ReactorsSandra Bogetic, Andrew Greenop, Nils Haneklaus, Chris Poresky, Dan ShenAdvisor: Dr. Massimiliano FratoniUndergraduatePurdue University: Helium-3 Production Via Lithium Activation In An Accelerator-Driven ReactorP. Dressman, A. Jassem, T. Kyle, R. Nicholson, S. Sanders, D. ToneffAdvisor: Prof. Chan K. ChoiUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison: Design Report for the Molten-Chloride High Temperature Reactor (M-CHTR)Alex Gross, Andrew Maile, Jordan Rein, Advisor: Dr. John MurphyTexas A&M University: VASIMR – Interfaced High Temperature GasCooled Fast Reactor for Advanced Space Applications (VARGAS)Joe Kelsey, Andrés Morell-Pacheco, Tyler Hughes, and Nick WhitmanAdvisor: Dr. Pavel Tsvetkov
Dr. Nam Truc Dinh
Randall K. Edington
Dr. Luiz Carlos LealDr. Mark L. Williams
Dr. Kathryn D. Huff