and plasma physicist Mordy Rosen is one of two recipients
of the prestigious Edward Teller Medal for 2001. The medal,
awarded by the American Nuclear Society (ANS), recognizes pioneering
research and leadership in inertial fusion sciences and applications.
the former X Division leader and now its chief scientist, is recognized
internationally for major contributions to the development of
laboratory soft x-ray lasers. He has also contributed to the design
and analysis of high-energy-density and inertial-confinement-fusion
experiments. These complex experiments have been used to study
electron and radiation transport and the properties of hot dense
matter. This workalong with that of many othersprovided
an important foundation for the national science-based stockpile
stewardship effort and contributed to Department of Energy approval
of the National Ignition Facility being constructed at Livermore.
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Stefano Atzeni of the University of Rome La Sapienza
and the Italian National Institute for the Physics of Matter is
the other winner of this years Teller Medal. He and Rosen
join a select group of 18 scientists from 9 countries who have
been awarded the Teller Medal in previous years.
Hossain, an engineer in the New Technology Engineering Division,
was recently honored with the title of fellow by the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
qualify as an ASCE fellow, a civil engineer must be an active
member of the society for at least 10 years, be a legally registered
engineer, and demonstrate notable achievements in the advancement
of the engineering profession. Hossains achievements include
distinguished service as chairman of the ASCE Working Committee
on High Level Radioactive Waste Repository, for which he received
an ASCE Certificate in 1991.
advance to fellow, Hossain had to be nominated by a specialty
committee of ASCE and three ASCE fellows. Promotion to fellow
is one of the highest honors given by ASCE.
joined the Laboratory in 1992, working on projects related to
natural hazard mitigation for nuclear facilities. He was the principal
investigator for the Nuclear Regulatory Commissions Advanced
Light-Water Reactor project and the principal author of the Department
of Energy standard on seismic classification of structures, systems,
and components. He was also a key contributor to DOEs standard
on aircraft crashes on hazardous facilities, the Tornado Hazard
Characterization project, and the project
to develop seismic design criteria for the Yucca Mountain project.
In 1998, Hossain began working for Livermores Hazard Mitigation
Center and was named a codirector