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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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OMEGA laser reveals findings on radiation-plasma interactions
A study recently published in Nature Communications brings a new perspective on how radiation travels through dense plasmas, potentially leading to a better understanding of the evolution of stars and the development of controlled nuclear fusion reactions. researchers led by investigators at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) achieved their findings by conducting experiments with LLE’s OMEGA laser system. This extensive system, which is 19 meters tall and 70 meters long, consists of 60 laser beams that can focus as much as 30,000 joules of energy onto a target for the study of nuclear and fluid dynamic events.
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OPENING PLENARY SESSION AWARDS
In recognition of his capable leadership of DOE-NE’s university programs, expanding their scope and size, and enhancing the engagement of the nuclear engineering academic community with national laboratories and industry for the betterment of the US innovative nuclear energy posture
For innovative research enabling an improved understanding of structural material performance limits in reactors, and for developing practical design strategies for new high-performance radiation-resistant materials.
In recognition of advancing nuclear science and technology in nuclear materials, irradiation damage and effects, mechanical properties, high temperature corrosion, stress corrosion cracking and electron microscopy.
For leadership in advancing understanding of nuclear fuels, establishing novel nuclear fuels characterization laboratory, and dedication to diversity in nuclear sciences
For dedication to nuclear science and technology research and the education and professional development of young researchers in the field of nuclear science and radiochemistry.
For his engineering and scientific contributions to the economic viability of safe nuclear power through novel fuel designs and understanding of chemical interactions under irradiation.
In recognition of establishing the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee.
For his visionary leadership in furthering public education about peaceful applications of nuclear technology through his role in creating Nuclear Science Week and myriad educational programs
For his many significant contributions and meaningful technical guidance, always blended with professionalism, which have improved the quality of the ANS-8 series of standards to enhance the foundation from which nuclear criticality safety in operations with fissionable materials outside of reactors can be ensured for succeeding generations.
In recognition of his consistent contributions in advancing student and young member participation in the Society through his dedication, service, and leadership.
In recognition for exemplary leadership, outstanding service, and notable outreach efforts promoting professionalism, positively representing nuclear technology to the public, and increasing young member engagement.
PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL SESSION AWARDS
For his significant contributions and dedication to the advancement of the U.S. commercial nuclear industry and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, supporting the full range of nuclear energy waste management, facility operations, and technology research missions.
For his leadership in driving change through enlightened and effective advocacy to move our country in the direction of a high energy, zero emissions future at affordable cost using clean energy sources including new and existing nuclear power plants.
For their courageous leadership of the worldwide effort to promote a strong and sustainable global nuclear safety and security framework and their proactive efforts to support the Ukrainian civilian nuclear facilities and workers during military conflict.
For their extraordinary devotion to the principles of safe and secure nuclear power plant operation in the face of the military attack on the Ukrainian nuclear power infrastructure. In particular, ANS acknowledges the dedication of the workers at the Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya facilities for carrying out their duties during foreign military occupation.
The Local Section Meritorious Award is presented to the ANS local sections that have conducted the most worthwhile events; have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year.
This year’s recipients are:
The Samuel Glasstone Award recognizes outstanding ANS Student Sections.
For his outstanding contributions to the promotion of nuclear regulatory programs to highest standards of safety, the set up the Generation IV International Forum as well as for expanding OECD Nuclear Energy Agency relations with members and institutions of different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The award will be presented at the INSC 02/2022 Meeting on November 15, 2022 in Camelback D.
For his work entitled: Nodal integral methods in general 2D curvilinear coordinates - applied to convection–diffusion equation in domains discretized using quadrilateral elements. (PhD thesis title: Nodal Integral Methods for Heat and Mass Transfer in Curvilinear Coordinates)
For his work entitled: Neural Network Acceleration of Genetic Algorithms for the Optimization of a Coupled Fast/Thermal Nuclear Experiment
The following are the finalists in the undergraduate category (in no particular order):
The Small, Uranium-based Molten Salt (SUMS) ReactorGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAuthors: Alex England, Sam Heflin, MaryEmma Hughes, Marina Polegenko, and Luke WellsAdvisor: Bojan Petrovic
(BWR) British Water ReactorUniversity of FloridaNavid A. Aslani, Madison N. Bushloper, Matthew B. Harper, Ginger Lucas, and Mitch MikaAdvisor: Dr. DuWayne L. Schubring
Design of a Machine Learning Tool for Predictive Emergency ResponsePurdue UniversityAuthors: Zachery Dahm, Sarah McCauley Kannapell, and William KelleyAdvisor: Dr. Shripad T. Revankar
SMRs and Thermal Energy Storage on Decommissioned Nuclear SitesUniversity of Massachusetts at LowellAuthors: Mustapha Zakeri, Ankit Mishra, and Lohith AnnadevulaAdvisor: Dr. Sukesh K. Aghara
For outstanding contributions to innovative research reactor applications to study radiation effect and transport of high-temperature molten salt for demonstrating Molten Salt Reactor concepts.
In recognition of INL’s dedicated Advanced Test Reactor workforce successfully completing ATR’s 6th core internals changeout - a complete overhaul and the most complex outage in its history.
The award will be presented at the the Nuclear Historic Landmark Award and Walter Zinn Medal Special Session.
For her novel contributions to high-resolution thermal-hydraulics experiments, and the development of innovative multiphysics and multiscale CFD-based computational tools for nuclear reactor applications. Award will be presented at the 20th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-20).
For his exceptional contributions to thermal-hydraulic theory and applications, experimental facility scaling, numerical methods, and verification and validation of software.
For his significant and impactful contributions to the advancement of rod bundle CHF, subchannel thermal-hydraulics, advance fuel design, and reactor safety.
The THD Technical Achievement Awards will be presented at the THD Award Ceremony Monday, November 14.
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