Local entrepreneur and community patron, Dr. Hash Hashemian was recently inducted to the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department Hall of Fame. The Department of Nuclear Engineering honored this inaugural class at the department’s awards banquet dinner held at Calhoun’s on the River on April 18, 2017. The Hall of Fame recognizes nuclear engineering graduates or those who have sustained a positive relationship with the department. The 2017 inductees all have made exceptional contributions to the nuclear engineering community through their technical innovations, scholarly activities, and leadership. The first class includes Dr. Hashemian, Dr. Pietro F. Pasqua, Dr. Wayne Coleman, Dr. Ken Piety, and Jessie Hill Roberson.
Dr. Hashemian earned his first degree in 1973 from the National University of Iran with a B.S. in Physics. His educational and professional career took him to the United States in 1974 where he earned his M.S. degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since then, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the nuclear power industry, specifically as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMS Corporation.