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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.

 

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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  

April 17 – 21, 2016

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy (MCARE 2016)

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort  |  Clearwater, FL USA

 

April 24 – 26, 2016

5th Ceramic Leadership Summit, in conjunction with Ceramics Expo (CLS 2016)

Cleveland, OH USA

 

April 26 – 28, 2016
2nd Ceramics Expo
Cleveland, OH USA

 

June 26 – July 1, 2016

9th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HTCMC 9)

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel  |  Toronto, Ontario Canada

 

August 21 – 26, 2016

International Congress on Ceramics (ICC6)

Dresden, Germany

 

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Division leadership  

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

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

Secretary: Jake Amoroso | Ph: (803) 819-4727

Trustee: Kevin Fox | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-8462

 

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.

 

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:

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

 

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

 


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. DEADLINE EXTENDED! Nominations must be submitted to Dr. Allen Apblett no later than September 7, 2015.

 

 

Job opportunities  

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