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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
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Dr. J. Wesley Hines
Julie G. Ezold
Dr. Richard A. MeserveDr. John H. Hamre
Dr. Jeremy T. BusbyProf. Jin JiangDr. Stephen G. JohnsonMr. William D. Magwood, IVDr. Rajesh MaingiDr. James A. MormanDr. Robert W. Youngblood
University of New Mexico (Best Section)University of Idaho (Second Place)University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Third Place)University of Wisconsin (Honorable Mention)
J. Wesley Hines
Carl A. Willis
B. John Garrick
Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar
Oak Ridge/Knoxville (Best Membership)Eastern Washington (Best Meetings and Programs)Savannah River (Best Public Information and Education)Savannah River (Best Section Management)
Harold L. (Lee) Dodds, Jr.
Callaway Energy CenterAmeren Missouri
Prof. Poong Hyun SeongDr. Lewis F. Hanes
Caleb P. MasseyMajdi I. Radaideh
Anna S. Erickson
Steven L. StammEric P. LoewenThe Navigating Nuclear Subject Matter Expert Team
Sen. James E. RischU.S. Senator for Idaho
Prof. Areg Danagoulian
Patricia D. Paviet
Mr. Marvin S. Fertel
Jim KinseyMark Holbrook and Wayne Moe
James FlorenceIan B. Wall
UndergraduateUniversity of Tennessee: Equilibrium Core Design of a NuScale Designed Small Modular Reactor using CASL's Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA)Students: Michael Hines, Molly Underwood, Andrew Naylor, Madeleine Burrell, Logan Clowers, and Kalie KnechtAdvisor: Dr. G. Ivan MaldonadoRensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Design of a Zirconium Critical BenchmarkStudents: Ngai To Yu, Chad Meece, Robert Jacob, Gabriella Bruno, and Ryan O'NeillAdvisor: Prof. Yaron DanonGraduateColorado School of Mines: Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactor for Waste TransmutationStudents: Yerkebulan Ali, Brian Arko, Jonathan Karpesky, and Adam ParlerAdvisor: Dr. Jeffrey KingUniversity of Idaho: Design of Molten Salt Nuclear Battery (MSNB)Students: Eugene Engmann, John Peterson, James Richards, Derreck Blight, Winfred Sowah, and Joseph WarnerAdvisor: Dr. Richard N. Christensen
Shripad T. Revankar
Prof. Xian-Tu HeDr. Patrick Mora
James A. RippleSouthern Nuclear Operating Company
Ryan G. McClarren
Alyse S. Huffman
Paul P. Wilson
Ann S. Bisconti