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Sobes Stands Out with Early Career Award from ANS

Vladimir Sobes.Assistant Professor Vlad Sobes has received the Early Career Reactor Physicist Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). This award was established in 2013 to recognize early career members of the Reactor Physics Division who have made significant contributions in the field of reactor physics.

“Vlad’s ambition and excellence has elevated our program in the short time he’s been a faculty member in our program,” said Department of Nuclear Engineering Head Wes Hines. “This award represents what we knew to be true, and we’re grateful that the ANS recognizes his achievements as well.”

Specifically, Sobes earned the award for Technical Leadership in Nuclear Data and Contributions to Reactor Physics in the Areas of Sensitivity and Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis.

“I am very grateful to all of those who have been my mentors, advisors, collaborators and friends over these early years of my career,” said Sobes. “It has been a pleasure to work with the nuclear community around the globe. I think that one of the keys of early career success is having good mentorship and support from the professional community.”

Some of the selection criteria include at least four full papers of high technical quality covering new and significant work in the area of reactor physics, and the nominee must be 39 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.

Established in 1954, ANS is an international professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 9,500 members represent government, academia, research laboratories, medical facilities, and private industry. ANS’s mission is to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.