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Maldonado Promoted to ANS Fellow

Professor Guillermo Ivan Maldonado has been promoted to Fellow by the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Maldonado’s election to the rank of Fellow recognizes the contributions he’s made to the advancement of nuclear science and technology through outstanding leadership as a teacher in the nuclear field. Fellow is the ANS’s highest membership grade to which only a small group of nuclear science and engineering professionals are elected.

As a newly elected Fellow, Maldonado will be recognized during the Opening Plenary of the ANS Annual Conference on June 17th in Las Vegas.

Becoming an American Nuclear Society Fellow

“Becoming a Fellow of ANS is a huge honor for me and a recognition for the many years I’ve dedicated to the field of nuclear engineering,” Maldonado said. “Most importantly, however, is the positive reflection this award has upon the many amazing students I’ve had the pleasure to mentor and whose outstanding contributions have always raised me up.”

The ANS is the premier organization for those that embrace the nuclear sciences and technologies for their vital contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2024, ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.

ANS membership is open to everyone and consists of individuals from all walks of life, including engineers, doctors, students, educators, scientists, soldiers, advocates, government employees, and others.

More About Maldonado

Maldonado was born in the United States but raised in Ecuador. He returned to the US as an exchange student at age 15, finished high school, and joined the National Guard to pay for college.

“Being the first-generation American and first college graduate of my family, it is remarkable that I’m now a full professor in one of the premier nuclear engineering programs in the US and being recognized with such a prestigious award,” Maldonado said. “ANS welcomed me as a young graduate student more than 30 years ago. The connections I made ultimately helped me with employment and career advancement opportunities throughout my life. I have tried to do the same with my graduate students.”


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