August 26, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. – Vijay Jain, Senior Advisory Engineer for U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR), is this year's Rankin Award recipient for his dedicated service.
The Rankin Award recognizes a member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division (NETD) who has demonstrated exemplary service and leadership to the division. This award was established is in memory of Tom Rankin of the Savannah River Site. Rankin, a former employee for the Savannah River National Laboratory, was a longtime member of the NETD who served as Chair and Trustee for a number of years. Jain's past history with Rankin and the ACerS made him grateful for the award, he said.
"Tom Rankin was a mentor to me when I joined the ACerS, even dating back to my West Valley days," said Jain. "I am proud to receive this award in Tom's honor."
An award committee annually determines the recipient of the award.
Jain serves on the Board of Directors of the ACerS, was elected Fellow of the ACerS in 1998, and has served as a Chair and Trustee of the NETD. Jain has also chaired organizations of major international meetings and symposiums for the ACerS.
Jain will be presented with the award at the NETD Business meeting at the Materials Science and Technology Conference, Montreal, Canada in October 2013.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is comprised of a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
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