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Townsend Receives Rockwell Award

Lawrence Townsend.Research Professor and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus Lawrence Townsend received the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for his “contributions to space radiation protection, developing nuclear interaction models, radiation transport tools, methods estimating doses in space, and dedication as a professor and mentor.” The award was presented virtually last month during the 14th International Conference on Radiation Shielding and 21st Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division held in Seattle, Washington.

ANS presents the award no more than once yearly, and recipients are chosen based on long-term or lifetime achievement in research, technology development, or education in the fields of radiation protection, shielding, or dosimetry. Recipients are expected to have been long-time members of the society, authored publications, and made significant contributions to the state of the art in the radiation protection and shielding area.

Lawrence has been an active ANS member since 1995 and was named a Fellow of the society in 2005.