ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
Award Recipient Photos
Honors and Awards Program
James F. StubbinsProf. Paul Philip Hood Wilson
Benjamin S. CollinsMassimiliano Fratoni
Prof. James P. BlanchardMr. Jack D. LawDr. Jaakko LeppânenDr. Joseph Y.R. RashidDr. Todd R. AllenDr. Roy A. AxfordMr. Emory D. Collins, PEMr. Karl N. FlemingDr. Lin-Wen HuDr. Jasmina L. Vujic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Best Section)Brigham Young University (2nd Place)University of New Mexico (2nd Place)University of Florida (Honorable Mention)University of Illinois (Honorable Mention) University of Wisconsin (Honorable Mention)Virginia Commonwealth University (Honorable Mention)
Dr. Wade Marcum
Prof. James F. Stubbins
Prof. Frank L. Parker
Small Local SectionsMichigan–Ohio (Best Public Information and Education)Northeastern New York (Best Section Management)Washington, DC (Best Membership and Meetings & Programs)Large Local SectionsSavannah River (Best Overall)
Richard P. Coe
Dr. Jin JiangDr. Belle Upadhyaya
Dr. Xiang Liu
Dr. Joseph Y.R. Rashid
Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility
French Local Section of the American Nuclear Society (SFANS)
Mr. Chad Kiger
Prof. Ling-Jian Meng
Prof. Nolan E. Hertel
Prof. M.M.R. Williams
Dr. James T. Rhodes
Dr. Robert D. Busch
UndergraduatePurdue University: HYPER: Hydrogen Production Electrolysis ReactorStudents: Anna Biela, Chris Copeland, Antony Damico, Adam Darr, Robert Kile, and Corey OhneckAdvisor: Drs. Martin Bertodano and Chan ChoiUniversity of Tennessee: Concept Reactor for Extraterrestrial Surface Power: PULSRStudents: Dan Floyd, Patrick Tidwell, Gavin Ridley, Walt TebbsAdvisor: Dr. Laurence F. MillerGraduateUniversity of Michigan: Multiplicity Counting of Distributed Sources for Safeguard ApplicationsStudents: Lauren A. Finney, Stefano Marin, Christopher A. Meert, Tingshuan C. Wu, and Jianxin ZhouAdvisor: Dr. Sara PozziColorado School of Mines: Design and Analysis of a Subcritical Assembly for On-Campus Nuclear Training and EducationStudents: Cliff Ghiglieri, Hannah Grover, and Joey LattaAdvisor: Dr. Jeffrey King
Dr. Si-Young Lee
Robert W. Youngblood
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Mr. Brett D. Rampal
Brian K. Grimes