Dr. Lin-wen Hu, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab, was honored with the 2022 Radiation Science and Technology Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Isotopes and Radiation Division (IRD), presented during the ANS Winter Meeting on November 15th.
The award recognizes meritorious research or development leading to a particularly significant industrial application and is presented to a nominee who has demonstrated outstanding creative applications of radiation sciences and engineering principles. The results of the recipient’s research must be practically established as well as previously published in an established scientific journal.
Dr. Hu’s remarkable contributions to innovative research reactor applications to study radiation effects and transport of high-temperature molten salt for demonstrating Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) concepts received recognition for the award. Dr. Hu is an expert in nuclear technology research development and applications; including research and test reactor design, safety, applications, and advanced nuclear reactor development and demonstration. She is a lifetime member and ANS fellow, and has served in several professional divisions and on advisory committees.