Dr. Ayman Hawari, Distinguished University Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program, was elected as one of eight NC State fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His election is “For distinguished contributions to the field of nuclear engineering, particularly for the development of research reactor experimental facilities and fundamental contributions to the understanding of thermal neutron scattering”.
Hawari’s work covers various areas that are important for the design of advanced nuclear reactors, including thermal neutron scattering cross sections data generation, computational and experimental investigation of accident tolerant fuel, and the development of modern computational methods to support analysis of fuel testing experiments. He has served as the 2020-2021 chair of the National Organization of Test and Research Reactors (TRTR). He currently chairs Subgroup 48 on thermal neutron scattering data for the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and the US Cross Section Evaluation Working Group’s (CSEWG) subcommittee on thermal scattering.
AAAS was founded in 1848 and is the publisher of the well-known journal Science.
Further information about this year’s NC State and AAAS fellows can be found at: