ANS Professional Division News

Notes & Updates from the ANS Professional Divisions

Robotics and Remote Systems Division

Robotics & Remote Systems DivisionThe 3rd International Joint Topical Meeting on Emergency Preparedness & Response and Robotics & Remote Systems will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., on August 7-10, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted by December 10, 2010.

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Thermal Hydraulics Division

Per Peterson of the University of California at Berkeley has been selected for the 2010 Thermal Hydraulics Division (THD) Technical Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of thermal hydraulics phenomena of significance to advanced nuclear reactors and for his impact on the thermal hydraulics community. He will deliver an award lecture at the THD Awards Session on November 9, 2010, during the ANS Winter Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

Elia Merzari and Hisashi Ninokata of the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been selected for the 2010 THD Best Paper Award for their work on “Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of the Flow in a Rod-Bundle,” presented at NURETH-13 in October 2009 in Kanazawa, Japan.

The 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-8) is being held soon, on October 10-14, 2010, in Shanghai, China (

The 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-14), scheduled for September 25-29, 2011, in Toronto, Canada, is receiving abstracts (due November 11, 2010). Please visit for more information.

THD plans to organize the following sessions in the 2011 ANS Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Fla.:
1. Next Generation of Safety Analysis Code
2. Licensing Applications of Best Estimate Codes
3. General Thermal Hydraulics
4. Computational Thermal Hydraulics
5. Experimental and Computational Two-Phase Flow
6. Thermal Hydraulics of Small Modular Reactors

For more information on American Nuclear Society Professional Divisions, please visit the ANS website.

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