Dr. Hashemian Presents Awards at the 2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
AMS President and CEO Dr. Hash Hashemian and Applications Engineer Mr. Adam Deatherage attended the 2023 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Conference and Expo from November 12 – 15, 2023. This year, the conference was held in Washington, D.C and the topic was Maintaining the Momentum which included several discussions on how the nuclear industry can maintain momentum in a rapidly changing energy and environmental landscape.
As Chairman of the ANS Honors and Awards (H&A) Committee, Dr. Hashemian had the pleasure of presenting this year’s Fellow, Top Tier, and National awards during the Opening Plenary. There were six members who were elevated to Fellow of ANS this winter:
- Sandra Dulla of Politecnico di Torino
- Shannon Bragg-Sitton of Idaho National Laboratory
- Carl Rick Grantom of C.R. Grantom P.E. & Assoc. LLC (CRG LLC)
- Andrew Klein of Oregon State University
- Elia Merzari of Pennsylvania State University
- Steven Nesbit of LMNT Consulting, LLC
Next, Dr. Hashemian presented the winners of this year’s Top Tier Awards, the Seaborg and Dwight D. Eisenhower Medals. The Seaborg Medal was presented to Dr. Luiz C. Leal of Oak Ridge National Laboratory for scientific excellence and mentorship in nuclear data, criticality safety, and reactor engineering. The Eisenhower Medal was presented to Hon. William Ostendorff, Sr. of the U.S. Naval Academy for many years of outstanding dedicated service to the worldwide nuclear community. AMS also hosted a dinner in honor of Bill Ostendorff and this special accomplishment.
There were also several National Awards that Dr. Hashemian presented:
- Debra Callahan of Focused Energy, Inc and Dr. Anna S. Erickson of the Georgia Institute of Technology received the E. Gail de Planque Medal
- Leigh Winfrey of SUNY Maritime College was given the Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award
- Andrew Whittaker of the University at Buffalo, SUNY received the Untermyer & Cisler Reactor Technology Medal
- J’Tia Hart of Idaho National Laboratory was given the Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award
- Bobbi Riedel of the University of New Mexico received the Landis Public Communication & Education Award
- Lane B. Carasik of Virginia Commonwealth University was given the Young Members Advancement Award
- Patrick J. Snouffer of Zeno Power Systems received the Young Member Excellence Award
- Jean-Francois Lucchini of Los Alamos National Laboratory was given the Standards Service Award
You can learn more about all the winners on the ANS website. Congratulations to everyone who received an award!