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K-State Today

November 25, 2013

Engineering professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by Mary Rankin

The American Nuclear Society has selected J. Kenneth Shultis, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, to receive the 2013 Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was cited for his "numerous contributions over the last 50 years to the practice of shielding, shielding analyses, skyshine methodology and computer algorithms; the education of students through teaching and research; the training of professionals through short courses; the publication of textbooks and technical articles; and service to the profession."

Shultis joined the College of Engineering faculty in 1969 and is currently program director for the nuclear engineering program. His research and scholarship areas include Monte Carlo detector analysis, inverse problems, remote sensing, transport theory and radiative transfer, risk analysis, radiation protection and shielding, numerical analysis, radiological assessment and utility power analysis.

He holds both a master's degree and a doctorate degree in nuclear science and engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of Toronto.