ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Education, Training & Workforce Development
The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
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.
December 18, 2023|3:00–4:00PM (4:00–5:00PM EST)
Available to All Users
Join ANS for a an expert panel discussion on "Creating a Safe, Secure, and Healthy Global Nuclear Industry."
With 20+ nations recently pledging to triple global nuclear energy capacity, ensuring that growth maintains or improves our global security and non-proliferation regime is paramount. As nations of varying experiences with nuclear energy begin to consider unprecedented expansions or novel endeavors, the need for more collaboration across national borders only grows alongside planning for security and safeguards. Experts within the safety, security, and non-proliferation community join ANS CEO Craig Piercy to discuss the challenges and aims of the future global non-proliferation regime and how we can all work together for effective and manageable controls.
J'Tia HartChief Science OfficerNational and Homeland Security Directorate, INL
Anagha IyengarDeputy Program Director for Analytics and Innovation, NNSA Office of International Nuclear Security
William TobeyFormer Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, NNSA
Craig PiercyANS Executive Director/CEO
J’Tia Hart is the director of Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Nuclear Nonproliferation Division. In this role, she leads a team of scientists, engineers, and researchers and oversees $150 million in programs that advance nuclear material detection and forensics methods; perform arms treaty verification activities; grow nuclear cybersecurity expertise and adoption; and develop nuclear security and safeguards technology.
Prior to this role, Hart served as the chief scientist for INL’s National and Homeland Security directorate. Her efforts focused on enhancing the research environment, developing scientists and engineers, and aiding the application of scientific and engineering discoveries of critical importance.
A nuclear engineer, Hart has actively worked within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex beginning at INL and continuing at Argonne National Laboratory and DOE headquarters. At DOE, she led multi-laboratory teams providing analysis of high-priority foreign nuclear programs for the agency’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. She later served as an executive intelligence briefer to the Secretary of Energy.
Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Florida State University and advanced degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has published academic articles and book chapters, and finished intelligence products on unconventional reactors, nuclear economics, the nuclear fuel cycle, and international energy development. She was named to the DOE’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee where she provides scientific, technical, and policy advise to the Secretary of Energy and the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
She is a strong advocate for women and underrepresented minorities and their participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Hart is the creator of the YouTube series, STEM Queens and partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science as Ambassador for STEM outreach to young women.
Anagha Iyengar joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) in 2014 where she has supported a variety of missions to include nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, export controls, and civil nuclear strategy development.
She currently serves as the Deputy Program Director for Analytics and Innovation in the Office of International Nuclear Security. In this role she oversees programs responsible for developing capabilities and tools to reduce risk of nuclear terrorism and other security challenges posed by emerging threats and technologies to include advanced reactors.
She previously worked for NNSA’s Office of International Nuclear Safeguards where she managed bilateral safeguards relationships with Sub Saharan Africa and Euratom to ensure peaceful uses of nuclear material. Iyengar also stood up a program focused on identifying and mitigating international safeguards risks posed by advanced reactors and helped initiate several U.S. industry partnerships focused on safeguards and security by design to help ease industry’s transition into global markets.
Iyengar also worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2016-2019 where she developed a spent fuel fast neutron emission tomography system for IAEA safeguards, taught courses on non-destructive assay techniques, and supported nuclear export control activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MS in Nuclear Engineering and a PhD in Energy Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
William Tobey directs the Office of National Security and International Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Avoiding Great Power Wars Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
From 2009-2021, Tobey was a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Tobey served as Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration from 2006-2009. There, he managed the U.S. government's largest program to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing, and disposing of dangerous nuclear material. He also served on the National Security Council Staff under three presidents, in defense policy, arms control, and counter-proliferation positions. He has participated in international negotiations ranging from the START talks with the Soviet Union to the Six Party Talks with North Korea.
Tobey also has a decade of experience in investment banking and venture capital.
He currently chairs the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, and the board of the World Institute for Nuclear Security. He is also on the executive committee of the nonproliferation division of the American Nuclear Society.