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Hashem M. Hashemian at a formal event

Hashemian named President Elect of ANS

Hashem M. Hashemian (MS/NE, ’77) was recently elected vice president/president elect of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Established in 1954, ANS is a global organization dedicated to developing and applying nuclear science and technology for public benefit through knowledge exchange, professional development, and enhanced public understanding. Its members consist of nuclear engineers, scientists, and practitioners who help design, develop, operate, and maintain nuclear facilities for electricity generation, medical isotope production, and national and international defense.

Hashemian, the 2016 Dougherty Award winner, will serve as ANS vice president for one year, starting in June 2024, and assume the position of ANS president in June 2025.
“I am humbled and honored to be elected ANS president,” said Hashemian, president and chief executive officer of Knoxville-based Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS). “I promise my fellow members and the general public that I will work tirelessly to promote the tremendous benefits of nuclear science and engineering.”

Hashemian’s Career

Hashemian is an internationally recognized expert in peaceful applications of nuclear energy and lectures frequently around the world on nuclear power plant operations, maintenance, and safety. He holds three doctorate degrees in engineering, including a PhD in nuclear engineering, a Doctor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering, and a PhD in computer engineering.

Hashem M. Hashemian speaking behind a podium at an ANS event

Hashemian has worked for the nuclear and aerospace industries and US government organizations, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, Air Force, Navy, and NASA.

He is the author of three technical books on nuclear power plant instrumentation and control system topics and is the author or co-author of 22 US patents and numerous standards and guideline documents. He is a fellow of ANS, ISA, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

In addition to running his company and his responsibilities within ANS, Hashemian will continue to serve the greater nuclear community in his various roles, such as serving on the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council under Governor Bill Lee and as a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee under the US Secretary of Commerce.

“As ANS president, I will focus on preserving the current fleet of US nuclear power plants and promote the development and deployment of the new generation of nuclear reactors,” Hashemian said. “I will also contribute to the current ANS attempts to attract the young generation to nuclear science and engineering, advance the diversity and inclusion objectives of our industry, and make ANS a more interesting and fun organization.”


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