Honors and Awards
Each year the NCSD Honors and Awards Committee solicits written nominations for the Distinguished Service and Technical Excellence Awards.
For outstanding service in carrying out the activities of the NCSD, including leadership in governance functions, the development of its technical program, the organization of topical meetings, workshops and tutorials, professional consensus standards, and other functions performed by special committees.
For outstanding contributions in the development and application of nuclear criticality safety (NCS) technology. These contributions include, but are not limited to: 1) the performance and evaluation of experimental measurements pertinent to NCS, 2) the development of analytical and computational NCS methods, 3) notable NCS engineering applications such as the definition of upset conditions for complex fissile systems and/or the establishment of novel reactivity control strategies, 4) the development of the technical bases for effective and useful NCS guides, standards and regulations, and 5) the development and conduct of NCS education and training programs in these technical areas.
Past NCSD Award Winners
|Year||Distinguished Service Award Winners||Technical Excellence Award Winners|
|2019||Deborah A. Hill||David K. Hayes|
|2018||Douglas G. Bowen||Gary A. Harms|
|2017||Jerry E. Hicks||Cecil V. Parks, Stephen M. Bowman, Bradley T. Rearden|
|2016||Brian Kidd||Cecil Parks for John Milhalczo|
|2015||Mike Dunn for Cecil Parks||Forrest Brown|
|2014||Larry L. Wetzel|
|2013||Bonnie Rumble||Calvin Hopper|
|2012||Fitz Trumble for Rob Frost||Jerry McKamy for Steve Clement|
|2010||Michael Crouse for Fitz Trumble||Luiz Leal|
|2008||Calvin Hopper||Richard McKnight|
|2007||Michael Westfall||Robert Rothe|
|2006||Robert E. Wilson||David P. Heinrichs|
|2005||Hans Toffer||Thomas P. McLaughlin, Shean P. Monahan, Norman L. Pruvost Vladimir V. Frolov, Boris G. Ryazanov, Victor I. Sviridov|
|2004||Adolph Garcia||Jim Morman|
|2003||Mark DeHart||Jerry McKamy|
|2002||George Bidinger||Tom Reilly|
|2001||Robert Busch||Lester Petrie|
|2000||Francis Alcorn||Blair Briggs|
How to Submit Nomination
Anyone can nominate a deserving NCSD member. The NCSD Honors & Awards (H&A) Committee is soliciting written nominations from NCSD members. The submittal should indicate which award and include the name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of both the candidate and the sponsor. Up to 500 words of written narrative should describe how the candidate has met the criteria for the award in sufficient detail as to provide the information for the extended citation. The deadline for submitting a nomination is August 31.
The H&A Committee will confirm the qualifications of nominees and select the awardees by consensus. Submit nominations to Kristan Wessels at Kristan.Wessels@cns.doe.gov
Thank You to our 2019 Awards Banquet Sponsors
Nuclear Fuel Services & BWX Technologies, Inc.
Paschal Solutions, Inc.
21 Consulting Group, Inc.
K. F. Ecctive