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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 Downing Marc A. Garland

Sam Glover Steve LaMont

Sheldon Landsberger Lin-wen Hu

George Miley Kenan Ünlü

Stephen Biegalski

Donald Hoffman, Ex Officio Richard 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

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: ird@list.ans.org
    • 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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