American Nuclear Society Names Five New Fellows

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Five Nuclear Leaders Receive Highest Honor for Significant Contributions to Nuclear Science and Technology

Audeen W. Fentiman

Five American Nuclear Society members are named Fellows for their significant achievements and contributions to nuclear science and technology.

Five members of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) have been designated ANS Fellows, the highest honor bestowed by the Society. Each received an award recognizing this achievement during the opening session of the ANS Winter Conference and Technology Expo, being held November 11-15 in San Diego, California. The designation of Fellow celebrates significant achievements and contributions to nuclear science and technology.

In making the announcement, ANS President Michael Corradini said, “As scientific society members, we are proud to be associated with these individuals who have done so much to advance nuclear science and technology by sharing their contributions so enthusiastically with their colleagues.”

The prestigious designation of ANS Fellow was awarded to:

Audeen W. Fentiman, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering, Purdue University -- For her pioneering national leadership in nuclear education and outstanding technical achievements in nuclear safety, waste management and national nuclear security.

Bojan Petrovic, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology -- For his original and significant contributions to advancing nuclear technology, including innovative design of Small Modular Reactors, investigation of advanced fuel cycles, and development of efficient and accurate methodologies for numerical simulation of nuclear systems using advanced deterministic and Monte Carlo transport theory models.

John C. Wagner, Group Leader, Design, Safety and Simulation Integration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- For his development and demonstration of hybrid deterministic - Monte Carlo methodologies that have enabled a transformational approach for consistent, accurate, and efficient Monte Carlo solution of the Boltzmann radiation transport equation, even over the full spatial domain of very large and complex problems.

Toshikazu Takeda, Director, Specially Appointed Professor, Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, University of Fukui -- For his pioneering contributions to development of advanced methodologies and codes for application to reactor physics of current and next-generation fast reactors including cross-section generation, cell homogenization, uncertainties estimation, 3-D transport algorithms, 3-D transport benchmarks, and formulation of uncertainty propagation in the Monte Carlo depletion.

X. George Xu, Professor and Head, Nuclear Engineering Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- For his ground-breaking research and technical leadership - in computational phantoms and Monte Carlo simulation methods for nuclear engineering, health physics and medical physics problems - that resulted in significant advancements in the field of radiation dosimetry and that impacted practices in radiation protection, imaging and radiotherapy, both nationally and internationally.

For more information about the conference, visit For more information on ANS honors and awards recipients, visit (photos of the honors and awards ceremony will be posted - scroll down for links).

Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,600 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences. They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.

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