Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32Recognizing Expertise Michael Tonks and Richard Williamson were awarded the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Materials Science & Technology Division’s (MSTD) Special Achievement Award in June 2016. Tonks, a former INL staff member, is currently serving as assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State. Williamson is a researcher at INL who, along with Tonks, developed the BISON-MARMOT fuel performance codes. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed an outstanding book, an innovative concept or an entity or product that has had significant impact on the direction or success of nuclear materials technology. Technology INNOVATION Performing safety testing on nuclear fuel A promising new nuclear fuel is one step closer to qualification after undergoing safety testing at INL. The so-called TRISO fuel, or tristructural isotropic- coated particle fuel, was tested under simulated high-temperature accident conditions. Rigorous testing is required before new fuels can be licensed for reactor vendors. 20 Jack Law received the 2016 Robert E. Wilson Award from the Nuclear Engineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is a prestigious award for outstanding chemical engineering contributions and achievements in the nuclear industry. He is only the fourth person from INL (or predecessors) to receive this award. This cutaway of an experimental fuel pellet for a High Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR) clearly shows the individual TRISO fuel particles embedded in the graphite matrix of the fuel. In the HTGR design, each individualTRISO fuel particle is encased in multiple layers that provide extremely durable containment for fission products.