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American Nuclear Society Isotopes and Radiation Division (IRD). Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Stephen P. LaMont, Chair June 2011 ~ Hollywood, FL. IRD Mission. (1) Develop the uses of I&R in scientific R&D and in industrial processes;

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American nuclear society isotopes and radiation division ird

American Nuclear SocietyIsotopes and Radiation Division (IRD)

Presentation to the

ANS Board of Directors

Stephen P. LaMont, Chair

June 2011 ~ Hollywood, FL


Ird mission

IRD Mission

(1) Develop the uses of I&R in scientific R&D and in industrial processes;

(2) Promote the advancement of knowledge of nuclear phenomena and techniques;

(3) Stimulate techniques, materials, equipment, and facilities that use I&R in research through the collaboration of industrial, governmental, medical, and educational institutions.


Ird governance update

Officers:

Chair: R. Gregory Downing

Vice-Chair: Lin-wen Hu

Secretary: Sam Glover

Treasurer: Ralph A. Butler

Board Liaison: Thomas L. Sanders

IRD Governance -UPDATE

Executive Committee (3-yr term)

Jack Brenizer, Jr.Ralph Butler

R. Gregory DowningMarc A. Garland

Sam GloverSteve LaMont

Sheldon LandsbergerLin-wen Hu

George MileyKenan Ünlü

Stephen Biegalski

Donald Hoffman, Ex OfficioRichard Lindstrom, Ex Officio


Division tg contributions to ans

Division/TG Contributions to ANS

  • IRD Generated and Submitted to the Public Policy Committee position statement #73, “Societal Benefits of Radiation.” Published on ANS website with other IRD generated Position Statements.

  • Active participation in NPC, SCNN, Standards

  • Non-Meeting Publications


Participation with other professional societies

*Participation with Other Professional Societies

National Organization of Test, Research, and Training Reactors (TRTR) - represents nearly 50 research reactors

IRD traditionally sponsors or co-sponsors one session at each national meeting devoted to research reactors

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) – co-sponsor for IRD Class I Safeguards Topical. INMM promotes best approaches and procedures for implementing all aspects of nuclear materials management

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

IRD Past-Chair is the ANS Liaison to AAAS Chemistry Division


Ird membership trends

IRD Membership Trends


Division tg services to membership

*Division/TG Services to Membership

  • Professional Development – series of workshops on activation analysis methods and applications

  • Vogt Scholarship – one $3000 award/yr

  • Peer Recognition/Awards

    • Radiation and Science and Technology award, and the Mashima Award. IRD supports the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA) Young Scientist Award.

  • Student Support – IRD Focused Paper

    • $1000 Best Paper; $700 Student Conf. (2010)

    • $750 Best Paper; $500 Student Conf. (2009)


Ird award budget information

*IRD Award Budget Information

BALANCE 3/31/09

$43,261

$39,999


Division tg meetings

Division/TG Meetings

  • National Meeting Participation

  • Topicals/Prior Two Years, Current Year, Future Two Years


Ird strategic succession planning

IRD Strategic/Succession Planning

  • 5 yr Strategic under development goes into place 2010

  • 2010 elected IRD officers just announced:

    • Two experienced ANS leaders for top positions (Ch./Vice Ch.)

    • A 2008 Ph.D. Nuclear Engineer graduate elected Treasurer

    • Secretary – (not on ballot until 2010 elections)

    • Four (4) new Executive Board Members

      Total will be 14 including officers


Ird communications

IRD Communications

  • Web: http://ird.ans.org/

    • Established 2003, items were updated following the June 2008 meeting in Anaheim, CA

    • Includes information on officers, minutes, committees, awards, events, meetings, and awards

  • E-mail: [email protected]

    • Used and useful

  • Newsletters are infrequent, but due in part to use of email such as the announcement of our previous Chairman receiving the Hevesy Metal – the “Nobel” of Neutron Activation Techniques in 2009.


Ird contributions to ans

IRD Contributions to ANS

  • IRD Generated and Submitted to the Public Policy Committee position statement #73, “Societal Benefits of Radiation.” Published on ANS website with other IRD generated Position Statements.

  • Society Leadership:

    • IRD Member and Next IRD Vice Chair was the ANS Technical Program chair – June 2008


Participation with other professional societies1

Participation with Other Professional Societies

National Organization of Test, Research, and Training Reactors (TRTR) - represents nearly 50 research reactors

IRD traditionally sponsors or co-sponsors one session at each national meeting devoted to research reactors

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) – promotes best approaches and procedures for implementing all aspects of nuclear materials management

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

IRD Past-Chair is the ANS Liaison to AAAS Chemistry Division


Ird services to membership

IRD Services to Membership

  • Professional Development

    • Tutorial Session “Neutron Activation Analysis – Status after Five Decades”, Annual Meeting, June 12, 2008.

  • Scholarships

    • IRD contributes to the endowment of the Vogt Scholarship Award.

  • Peer Recognition/Awards

    • IRD supports the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA) Young Scientist Award. Radiation and Science ant Technology award, and the Mashima Award

  • Student Support

    • IRD supports the ANS National Student conference by providing funds for best paper(s) in an IRD track.

    • IRD supports the student travel fund for the ANS meetings.

    • Plans to fund (endow) new student award with BMD


Ird meetings i

IRD Meetings I

  • National Meeting Participation

    • 2007 Meetings

      • 8 Organized

      • 7 Co-sponsored Sessions

    • 2008 Meetings

      • Annual: 5 Organized & 1 Co-sponsored Sessions

      • Winter: 2 Organized & 2 Co-sponsored Sessions

      • Embedded Topical: Isotopes for Medicine and Industry

      • Tutorial: Neutron Activation Analysis: Status after Five Decades-Tutorial


Ird meetings

IRD Meetings

  • National Meeting Participation

    • 2009 Meetings

      • MARC VIII April 2009 (Topical, Class 1) – Excellent Attendance!

      • This week: 3 Organized & 2 Co-sponsored

        • Nuclear Research Reactors: Utilization and Applications of Nuclear Methods.

        • Nuclear-Based Imaging for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

      • This 2009 Winter: 5 Organized and Co-sponsored Sessions

    • 2010-11 Meetings

      • 2010 ANS Winter : Embedded Topical: Isotopes for Medicine and Industry

      • 2011 MTAA-13 (class IV)


Summary i

Summary I

  • Areas of Success

    • IRD represents nearly 7.5% of full ANS Membership.

    • Awards:

      • Radiation Science and Technology Award

      • Mashima Award (joint Materials Sci. & Tech. Division)

      • Vogt Scholarship

    • Excellent and continuing growth of MARC Conference series

    • Excellent participation with other professional organizations

    • Successful ANS scholarships and peer awards

    • Strong, consistent financial statements and Award funding.

    • Plans to hold another embedded topical WM 2010 “Isotopes for Industry and Medicine” based on previous success in 2008

    • Excellent National Meeting participation representing a growing ANS presences – more than 30 organized or co-sponsored from 2007 to present.


Summary ii

Summary II

  • Appreciative of increase in Division funding.

  • Focus for Future Action

    • Track, stimulate, and support growth in

      • Radiochemistry

      • Neutron Activation Techniques

      • Neutron Beam Analytical Techniques

      • Nuclear Imaging Techniques


Ird budget information i

*IRD Budget Information - I

  • Expenditures are directed towards student awards, ANS conference, young scientist development awards and our embedded topical meetings.

  • Income from MARC Conference distribution (Class I) not yet distributed

  • Additional student support likely added to IRD 2009 budget


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