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October 29, 2015

Dunn to receive radiation science and technology award

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Bill Dunn, professor and head of the mechanical and nuclear engineering department, and the Steven M. and Kay L. Theede chair in engineering at Kansas State University, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Nuclear Society Radiation Science and Technology Award.

Established in 1967, the award recognizes outstanding creative applications of radiation sciences and engineering principles. Qualification of recipients is based on meritorious scientific and engineering achievement that has important implications for radiation science and technology.

The award is recommended by the society's Isotopes and Radiation Division to the Honors and Awards Committee, and will be presented to Dunn during the American Nuclear Society winter meeting Nov. 8-12 in Washington, D.C.

Dunn was named mechanical and engineering department head in 2014 after serving as interim department head since 2013. He also directs the Radiation Measurement Applications Laboratory, where he and his students conduct research into nondestructive testing, quantitative analysis, threat detection and other applications of ionizing radiation.