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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.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Finland in Front: The World’s Likely First Spent Fuel Repository Moves Toward Licensing
The year 2024 is shaping up to be a historic one for Posiva, the waste management organization owned by Finland’s two nuclear power plant utilities, Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima. The company is looking to receive regulatory approval of its operating license for the Onkalo deep geological repository for high-level radioactive waste by the end of the year.
The Vincent J. Esposito Graduate Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Thermal Hydraulics Division (THD) for students enrolled in their first year of a post-baccalaureate program (Graduate Certificate, Master's or Ph.D.) of study in Thermal Hydraulics or Reactor Safety or proposing to enroll in such a program within 12 months of application.
Vincent J. Esposito A nuclear fuel and safety analysis expert, Dr. Vincent J. Esposito was recently recognized by ANS for his 50-year commitment as a member. Joining the Society in 1969, he has served on the Public Policy Committee and Executive Committee of the Mathematics and Computation Division and is now a participant in the Fuel Cycle & Waste Management and Thermal Hydraulics divisions. Vincent also represented the Society as its Congressional Fellow in 2013 and has chaired and spoken at ANS local section and national meetings.Currently, an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Vincent retired from Westinghouse where he spent over 40 years of his career in a variety of engineering and management roles. His last 10 years were spent as a vice president of the company’s Asian nuclear fuel business.During his time with Westinghouse, Vincent was involved in discussions with the Department of Commerce, the State Department, and the Department of Energy regarding nuclear fuel issues. He also assisted in the recovery efforts following both the Three Mile Island and the Fukushima Daiichi accidents. Vincent represented Westinghouse on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Fuel Task Force, focusing on uranium and enrichment as it related to the Russian Suspension Agreement.
Vincent’s national and international knowledge and experiences assisted him in landing the Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship with ANS. One of his references for the position, University of Pittsburgh Director of Nuclear Engineering John Metzger, praised Vincent’s work stating, “his experience encompasses an extremely broad range that will provide a rich and unique resource… there is no better way for our industry’s message to be heard on the Hill.”In 2013, as the ANS Congressional Fellow in Washington D.C., Vincent assisted in the preparation of questions addressing Yucca Mountain as a viable final repository, worked on decreasing the time frame for the U.S. export license process of transferring nuclear technology to a foreign entity, and pursued activities related to industry radiation standards for low doses/dose rates. He also reviewed publications on the Fukushima accident to determine specific regulatory and safety lessons learned.
Thermal Hydraulics Professional Division (THD)
A selection committee will be established by the Thermal Hydraulics Professional Division
Graduate (Masters, Ph.D., or Graduate Certificate Program) Must be a First Year Student in a Post-Baccalaureate Program or enrolling in such a program within 12 months of application.
1 awarded annually @ $3,000/each
Additional considerations will be given to those candidates who:
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