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60 Years in Motion: Short History of Nuclear Engineering Division

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Jovica Riznic

Fellow ASME Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission,
280 Slater, Ottawa, ON K1P 5S9, Canada
e-mail: Jovica.riznic@canada.ca

Romney Duffey

Fellow ASME
DSM Associates Inc.,
PO 125, 3270E 17th Street, Ammon, ID 83406
e-mail: duffeyrb@gmail.com

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received August 16, 2016; final manuscript received October 31, 2016; published online December 20, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Jay F. Kunze.

ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci 3(1), 010801 (Dec 20, 2016) (13 pages) Paper No: NERS-16-1091; doi: 10.1115/1.4035177 History: Received August 16, 2016; Accepted October 31, 2016

This paper presents a brief history of the ASME nuclear engineering division (NED) over the past 60 years. The technical interest of the Division naturally mirrored the main stages in nuclear-technology development and growth of the industry. This is reflected in how the NED evolved the technical content of its major international conferences, the role of ASME standards, and the value of international cooperation. The International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) series of conferences is covered as it occupies a special place in the ASME and NED history. The paper covers the birth and growth of the Division, its leadership, publications, and its flagship student program. It concludes with activities the NED is working on for the distant future.

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Chernobyl accident root causes [11]

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Evolution of fission reactor technology (Reprinted with permission from: www.gen-4.org)

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Meeting of the NED EC in 1980 (seating from left to right- Ken McMillan, Herb Tenning, Remco Wasznik, William McCown, Arnold Redding, Robert Stone, Richard Rippe)

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Excerpt from a first official correspondence between ASME and JSME

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ASME NED agrees to organize ICONE jointly with JSME

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ICONE-1 Flyer with Call for papers

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Opening ceremony at ICONE-13 in Beijing, 2006

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Growth of the ICONE as premier conference

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Cover page of ASME NED Journal on Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science

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Announcement of new series of concise monographs

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Westinghouse Medal

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Public acceptance of nuclear energy to provide electricity for the US



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