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Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
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Charting nuclear reactors
Not everyone in the nuclear industry is familiar with a series of 105 historic wall charts displaying detailed illustrations of nuclear reactors and their internal components, but Ronald A. Knief is. Knief, a retired professor of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of New Mexico and former principal engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, has spent decades collecting these educational items, which were originally published as foldout inserts in Nuclear Engineering International magazine from the 1950s through early 2000s.
Steve Johnson (Idaho National Laboratory)
Deputy General Chairs:
Andrew Zillmer (Idaho National Laboratory)
Amanda Robertson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Publications/Technical Programs Chair:
Sebastian Corbisiero (Idaho National Laboratory)
Cassie Sandoval (Idaho National Laboratory)
Young Lee (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Nate Gilliam (Idaho National Laboratory)
Saroj Kumar (The University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Austen Fradeneck (Idaho National Laboratory)
Sabah Bux (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Mike Houts (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)
Vedant Mehta (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Social Media Liaison:
Anna Lanzillotta (Idaho National Laboratory)
Harmon Veselka (Idaho National Laboratory)
TJ Harrison (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
George Ulrich (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Paul Ostdiek (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
Alexei Klimenko (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
R. Chris Robinson (Principal Technical Consultant, Y-12 National Security Complex | Pantex Plant)
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