Argonne National Laboratory

Hill named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society

November 17, 2016

Bob Hill, technical director of advanced nuclear energy research and development at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, was honored last week as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Fellow is the highest member status presented by the society and is granted for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of nuclear science and technology.

Hill is one of five people selected this round for Fellow status. The society noted Hill "... has provided a critical leadership role for United States fast reactor work for the last decade, with important contributions to both domestic and international programs."

Within the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne, Hill supervises research groups working on reactor physics analysis, advanced modeling and simulation, fuel cycle and systems dynamics modeling, criticality safety and nuclear data. He also serves as co-national technical director for the DOE Advanced Reactor Technologies Program, leading multi-laboratory research and development efforts on innovative reactor concepts.

He has worked at Argonne for 29 years, with research focus on reactor physics, fast reactor core design, plutonium disposition and waste management.

“I’d like to thank my Argonne mentors and co-workers who enabled this career achievement,” Hill said.

ANS is a not-for-profit international, scientific and educational organization made up of 11,000 members hailing from more than 40 countries. Since its founding 60 years ago, it has advocated for the advancement and promotion of nuclear science and technology.

The newly selected fellows were formally recognized at the ANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas earlier this week.

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