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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
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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. Heckendorn, II
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
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
Kathryn D. Huff