American Nuclear Society Recognizes Local Nuclear Engineer

Top Quote Internationally Renowned Dr. Charlotta Sanders Recognized for Nuclear Achievements and Contributions. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2011 - La Grange Park, IL - Dr. Charlotta E. Sanders of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) received the Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for her contributions and achievements to nuclear science and technology, ANS President Eric P. Loewen, PhD, announced today.

    In discussing the presentation of the award, Loewen said, "Dr. Sanders has dedicated her career to advancing nuclear science and technology and this award is our recognition of our gratitude. I speak for all of our members when I say I am proud to be associated with her and I extend our congratulations."

    The award was presented to Dr. Sanders at ANS's Annual Meeting, June 26-30, in Hollywood, FL. The citation reads in part "In recognition of her contributions to the response to events in Fukushima, Japan in order to ensure credible nuclear science and technology information was provided to the media, decision makers and general public."

    Dr. Sanders who has received advanced degrees from Texas A&M University and The Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) is a professor of Nuclear Engineering at UNLV and the owner of the consulting firm Sanders Engineering. Experiences include core analysis work and criticality safety training in support of AP1000 Technology Transfer to China for Westinghouse Electric Company; shielding design and criticality safety analysis for dry & wet storage of spent nuclear fuel; and nuclear engineering work in support of the National Enrichment Facility, as well as the Yucca Mountain Project. Dr. Sanders has written over 40 publications and is also a licensed professional nuclear engineer.

    Loewen concluded, "On behalf of everyone in the Society, we offer our thanks to Dr. Sanders who has worked so tirelessly to push forward the nuclear science and technology community."

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    Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,500 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences. They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.

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