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ACerS Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division

Mission statement  

 

Our Mission: The Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division of ACerS explores applications of ceramics in nuclear energy production and medicine. Current uses of ceramics in this field include fuel and absorber materials for fission reactors as isotopic heat sources, and matrices for safe immobilization of nuclear and hazardous waste materials.

 

The Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division of ACerS explores applications of ceramics in nuclear energy production and medicine. Current uses of ceramics in this field include fuel and absorber materials for fission reactors as isotopic heat sources, and matrices for safe immobilization of nuclear and hazardous waste materials.

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 Meeting Spotlight  

 

June 14 – 19, 2015

International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (11th CMCEE)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, BC Canada

 

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Division leadership  

Chair: Josef Matyas  | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  |  Ph: (410) 547-9000 ext. 365 

Vice Chair: Raghunath Kanakala | University of Idaho | Ph: (208) 282-7828

Secretary: Yutai Katoh | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Ph: (865) 576-5996

Trustee: Linda E. Jones | Western New England University | Ph: (413) 782-1223

 

Awards   

 

NETD Best Paper Award

The NETD Best Paper Award is open to anyone who presents a paper in an NETD-sponsored symposium at the ACerS Annual Meeting/MS&T and submits the paper for publication in the proceedings. The award, which consists of an engraved plaque, is presented at the NETD Annual Business Meeting the year following the presentation of the paper.

 

The 2014 Best Paper Award was presented to Pavel Hrma, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for his paper: “Experimental Investigation and Mathematical Modeling of Cold Cap Behavior in High-Level-Waste Glass Melter” Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies III, Ceramic Transactions, 250, 137-145  

 

For more information on the Best Paper Award, contact Kevin Fox at Savannah River National Laboratory.

 


 

D.T. Rankin Award 

 

This award recognizes a member of the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division who has demonstrated exemplary service to the division. The award honors Tom Rankin’s memory and service to the division, and will be presented at the division business meeting held in conjunction with the ACerS Annual Meeting.

 

Recent award winners:

2014: Jim Marra, Savannah River National Laboratory 

2013: Vijay Jain,Savannah River Remediation  

2012: Dennis Bickford, Savannah River National Laboratory (retired)

2011:  John Marra, Savannah River National Laboratory

2010:  William R. Jacoby

2009:  George Wicks, Savannah River National Laboratory

2008:  T.B. Lindemer, GCR Fuel Consultant

 

Contact for nomination information:
Dr. S. K. Sundaram, Ph: (607) 871-2789

 

 

 

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