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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
November 11–15, 2018
Joining Forces to Advance Nuclear
Orlando, FL|Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Daniel Churchman (Fleet Engineering Director, Southern Nuclear)
John D. Bess (R&D Nuclear Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory)
Assistant Program Chairs:
Robert Margolis (Principal Engineer, Florida Power & Light)
Gokul Vasudevamurthy (Scientist IV, General Atomics)
Embedded Topical Meeting
Leigh Winfrey (Associate Professor, University of Florida)
Trey Gebhart (Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
John Gilligan (Executive Associate Dean, North Carolina State University)
Arnold Lumsdaine (R&D Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Gregory Staack (Engineer, Savannah River National Laboratory)
Student Program Chair:
Lauren Garrison (Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Xu Cheng (Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
John C. Luxat (Professor, McMaster University)
Sofiane Benhamadouche (Expert Researcher, EDF R&D)
Sama Bilbao y Leon (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Elia Merzari (Nuclear Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory)
Piyush Sabharwall (Nuclear Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory)
Yong Hoon Jeong (Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
The second Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference (ANTPC) 2018 is rescheduled to take place
during the ANS Winter Meeting due to widespread flooding following Hurricane Florence. This Meeting is co-sponsored by
the American Nuclear Society's Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Fuel Cycle Waste Management Divisions. The goal is to
stimulate conversation among nuclear science researchers, facilities operators, and policy makers and provide a venue for
discussions on relevant policy and technical needs in nonproliferation.
John Mattingly (Associate Professor, North Carolina State University)
TECHNICAL PROGRAM COCHAIRs:
Rian Bahran (Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Margaret Harding (4 Factor Consulting, LLC)