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 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
A Method for Determining Bulk Density, Material Density, and Porosity of Melter Feed During Nuclear Waste Vitrification
Thermal properties of simulated Hanford waste glasses
Chair: Yutai Katoh | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Ph: (865) 576-5996
Vice Chair: Jake Amoroso | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-4727
Secretary: Kumar Sridharan | University of Wisconsin
Advisor: Kevin Fox | Savannah River National Laboratory | Ph: (803) 819-8462
|Division Rules and Reports|
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.
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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.
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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:
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.