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.
As a service to the members of the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science and the Journal of the American Ceramic Society that are relevant to the nuclear industry.
In honor of Earth Day 2018, the theme for this quarter’s articles selected from the ACerS journals is “Working towards greener manufacturing.” Smarter synthesis methods, reducing production temperatures, and minimizing waste are not only good for our planet, they are good for the bottom line. We invite you to enjoy these articles, which are free to read until June 30, 2018 and suggest you take a look at the articles selected for all the divisions.
After June 30, ACerS members can access the articles by logging in to www.ceramics.org.
Dense nanocrystalline UO2+x fuel pellets synthesized by high pressure spark plasma sintering
Two‐step synthesis of zirconolite‐rich ceramic waste matrice and its physicochemical properties
The effect of sintering atmosphere and C/U on UCO microspheres by internal gelationprocess with carbon black
Hydrothermal synthesis of silicon oxide clad uranium oxide nanowires
Chair: Jake Amoroso | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-4727
Vice Chair: Cory Trivelpiece | Savannah River National Laboratory
Secretary: Phil Edmondson | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advisor: Kevin Fox | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-8462
ACerS Board of Directors Division Liaison: William E. Lee | Imperial College London
President’s Council of Student Advisors Delegate: Levi Gardner | University of Utah
|Division Rules and Reports|
The Outstanding Student Researcher (OSR) Award recognizes exemplary student research related to the mission of the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division (NETD) of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS).
The award is open to U.S. and international graduate and undergraduate students actively engaged in research related to the NETD. Specifically, applicants must have submitted an abstract to the annual conference in the year for which the applicant is applying. It is strongly encouraged that undergraduate submissions present extracurricular projects only, i.e., research conducted outside the normal scope of one’s coursework.
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NETD established the Best Student Presentation Award for student presentations made at NETD-sponsored symposia during the Annual Meeting of the Society, held in conjunction with MS&T.
The award is open to any undergraduate or graduate student making an oral presentation. Students do not need to apply for the award, instead two NETD judges will attend all student presentations (those marked as student presentations in the abstract submission site) to evaluate them and determine the winner. The winner will be notified after MS&T.
One award of $250, plus a certificate, will be given per year.
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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:
2017: Alex Cozzi, Savannah River National Laboratory
2016: Theodore M. Besmann, University of South Carolina
2015: S.K. Sundaram, Alfred University
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
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NETD Student Stipend
The Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division of The American Ceramic Society is sponsoring two stipends in the amount of $500 each to help fund students in attending MS&T combined with the ACerS Annual Meeting. These stipends are targeted at deserving students with current or future interests in the nuclear and/or environmental fields of ceramic and materials engineering. Student participation in NETD sponsored symposia through an oral or poster presentation is encouraged but not required. The nomination form should be completed by any student and recognized by a faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance. Complete the nomination form online or download the form.