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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.

Credit: Claus Rebler; Flickr; CC BY-SA 2.0

 

 

 

Publication Highlights

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 Glass Science and the Journal of the American Ceramic Society that are relevant to the nuclear industry. These articles will be unlocked until September 30, 2017.  After that time, ACerS members can access these articles after logging in to www.ceramics.org.

 

Weathering of ancient and medieval glasses – potential proxy for nuclear fuel waste glasses. A perennial challenge revisited
 
           Robert B. Heimann
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijag.12277/full

 

A Method for Determining Bulk Density, Material Density, and Porosity of Melter Feed During Nuclear Waste Vitrification
 
           Zachary Hilliard, Pavel Hrma
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.13919/full

 

Thermal properties of simulated Hanford waste glasses
 
          Carmen P. Rodriguez, Jaehun Chun, Jarrod V. Crum, Nathan L. Canfield, Ewa C.E. Rönnebro, John D. Vienna, Albert A. Kruger
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.14786/full

 

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Division Leadership

Chair:  Jake Amoroso | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-4727

Vice Chair: Cory TrivelpieceSavannah River National Laboratory 

Secretary: Phil Edmondson | Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

Division Rules and Reports  

NETD Rules

NETD Annual Report 2012-2013

NETD Annual Report 2013-2014

NETD Annual Report 2014-2015

NETD Annual Report 2015-2016

NETD Annual Report 2016-2017

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, contact:
Dr. Kevin Fox, Savannah River National Laboratory

 

NETD Best Student Presentation Award

 

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.  

 

For more information, contact:
Raghunath Kanakala, University of Idaho


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:

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

 

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.  

 

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