Argonne National Laboratory

Taiwo named American Nuclear Society fellow

June 14, 2016

Temitope Taiwo, deputy director of Argonne's Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division, was named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) at the 2016 annual meeting Monday June 13.

Taiwo has been a nuclear engineer at Argonne for more than 25 years and has conducted or supervised research in a variety of critical areas, including the design and analysis of nuclear fission systems, fuel cycle and waste management systems. He has led numerous projects at Argonne and has played leadership roles in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs involving multiple national laboratories.

"This is a great honor for me to be selected by ANS as a Fellow," Taiwo said. "The ranks of ANS Fellows include some of the greatest names in the history of nuclear engineering. To join that list is humbling and gratifying."

Taiwo was nominated for fellow status due to his "scientific or technical leadership in a nuclear enterprise of substantial scope." He was singled out for his leadership in the advancement of Argonne reactor and fuel cycle analysis methods and his co-leadership role in the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's national program to evaluate the merits and challenges of advanced fuel cycles and associated technologies.

Taiwo received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 and came to Argonne in 1990. In 2011 Taiwo won the Award of Excellence from the Nigerian Institute of Physics, and he has been the co-winner of various Best Paper Awards.

Taiwo has published over 200 technical reports and  journal or conference papers.

"Dr. Taiwo has been a great asset to Argonne and the nuclear energy community as a whole," said Jordi Roglans-Ribas, director of Argonne's NE Division. "He has demonstrated the type of leadership and innovative thinking that make this honor well deserved."

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.

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