ACerS Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division
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.
June 14 – 19, 2015
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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
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.
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: