Rudy Stamm’ler Undergraduate Reactor Physics Scholarship

2017 – Gavin Ridley, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2016 – Miriam Rathbun, University of Pittsburgh

2015 – Travis Labossier-Hickman, University of Tennessee

Alan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Memorial Scholarship

2017 – Jessee Jones – North Carolina State Univeristy

2016 – Joel Kulesza – University of Michigan

2015 – Richard Vega – Texas A&M

2014 – Ryan Kelly – Texas A&M

2013 – Timothy Burke – University of Michigan

2012 – Jonathan Wormald – North Carolina State University

2011 – Paul Romano – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010 – Joshua Hykes – North Carolina State University

2009 – Emily Wolters – University of Michigan

2008 – Emily Wolters – University of Michigan

2007 – Massimiliano Fratoni – University of California, Berkeley

2006 – Bryan Toth – University of Michigan

2005 – Cindy Fung – University of Florida

2004 – Hany Abdel-Khalik – North Carolina State University

2003 – Troy Becker – University of Michigan

2002 – Shannon Bragg-Sitton – University of Michigan

2001 – Hany Abdel-Khalik – North Carolina State University

2000 – Jeffrey Densmore – University of Michigan

1999 – Jeffrey Densmore – University of Michigan

*1998 – Daniel Romero – University of New Mexico

*1997 – Erin Niven – McMaster University

*1996 – Mark Wyatt – University of Tennessee

*1995 – Curt Betts – Oregon State University

*1994 – Lisa Morgan – North Carolina State University

*1993 – Lisa Morgan – North Carolina State University

*1992 – Robert Penland – North Carolina State University

*1991 – Shawn Pautz – Arizona State University

*1990 – Curt Betts – Oregon State University

*1989 – Feffrey Bradfute – University of Cincinnati

*1988 – Maureen Wetzel – University of Maryland

*1987 – Darren Talley – University of Arkansas

*1986 – Rajesh Maingi – North Carolina State University

 

* Denotes years prior to the scholarship being co-named for Alan Henry

Michael J. Lineberry Memorial Scholarship

2017 – Kurt Harris – Utah State University

2016 – Scott Richards – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Michael Lineberry

At his death Michael Lineberry was the ANS Treasurer. Prior to becoming Treasurer he was an ANS Fellow and he served on numerous committees and boards. He was an active participant in the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, Reactor Physics, and the Education, Training and Workforce Development Divisions. He was also a recipient of the US Department of Energy E.O. Lawrence Award, which recognized his contributions as a nuclear energy researcher at Argonne National Laboratory.

A native of Pomona, California, Dr. Lineberry graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a B.S. in Engineering, and completed his M.S. degree from CalTech in Mechanical Engineering, where he also received his PhD in Engineering Science and Physics. He worked at Argonne National Laboratory in Idaho for 38 years, and retired in 2005 as a Senior Nuclear Engineer and a Division Director. In 2000, he had also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. At the time of his passing he was Professor and Chairman of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Idaho State University.

Paul Greebler

Dr. Paul Greebler, was a leader in ANS activities, an outstanding nuclear reactor physicist, and a true gentleman whose company all of his associates enjoyed.

Paul Greebler received his BS in Physics from the U of Colorado in 1944 and then joined the US Army signal Corp during WWII. He was discharged in 1946 and worked for Johns-Manville Corp as a senior research physicist from 1946 to 1955, primarily in the area of heat transfer technology. During this period, in 1954, he received his Ph D in Physics from Rutger’s University. Paul joined General Electric in 1955, and from that point until his death in 1983 Paul worked in the nuclear reactor engineering area with emphasis on reactor core design, critical experiment design and analysis, and reactor plant safety.

Although Paul was a major contributor to the overall technology of reactor design during the start of the peaceful nuclear power era, a significant technical achievement was his1960 discovery that the Doppler Effect could be a major safety element for the Fast Breeder Reactor. Prior to Paul’s work, the Doppler Effect was thought to be too small to effect reactor operation, and fast reactors of the time were designed on the basis of a zero Doppler coefficient, with dependence entirely on core expansion for a negative power coefficient. This led to limitations on the design of fast reactors, and to concerns about their commercial practicality.

Paul’s work led to the building of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor, SEFOR, in the late sixties; a project sponsored by the then Atomic Energy Commission, 17 utilities in the southwest, the Karlsruhe Laboratory of West Germany, and Euratom. Paul played a key part in designing the reactor and the experimental program, and in carefully precalculating the results of the tests. The final tests had SEFOR go prompt critical, with the Doppler Effect turning the power excursion around. Had one not seen Paul’s predictions beforehand, one would have thought his curves were copied from the experimental data.

Today, Breeder Reactor work throughout the world is formulated on the basis of the negative Doppler coefficient. Since it appears that the Breeder reactor may be vital to world welfare in the next century, Paul’s contributions in this area should not be forgotten.

Paul was selected for membership in the Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society in 1970, and received the ANS Distinguished Service Award in 1980. He has served the ANS as a member of its Board of Directors (1970-3); Technical Program Chairman (1969); Chairman of Reactor Physics Division (1971-2); Chairman, ANS-19 Standards Subcommittee (1972-7); member Reactor Safety Div. Executive Comm. (1980-3).

Paul was on a number of National Advisory and Planning Committees; he was co-editor of Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology (1965-8); became a Professional Engineer in California in 1976, and was the author of over 100 technical papers on reactor physics, heat transfer and nuclear safety. He has been a major asset to the development of nuclear power.

Rudolf (Rudi) Stamm’ler

Dr. Rudolf Johannes Jacobus Stamm’ler (known as Rudi) graduated from Technical University of Delft in 1958 with the equivalent of a Master of Science in Technical Physics, with a major in Reactor Physics. After of few years of pursuing a research career, he returned to Technical University of Delft to complete his PhD in 1968. From 1966 to 1985, Rudi joined ASEA.s Atomic Power Division (later on ASEA-ATOM) in Sweden as a reactor physicist. His key development project during this period was the highly successful PHOENIX lattice code, which is still used for production calculations at several international companies. Extremely lean, with a .very modern. programming style, PHOENIX was truly an engineering code, to be utilized by a wide range of users and not merely by a few experts.

In 1977, Rudi obtained a position as a Visiting Professor in Argentina, a task that extended throughout the next 5 years. During this time he taught reactor physics. The material of these classes became the subject of a fundamental book: Methods of Steady-State Reactor Physics in Nuclear Design. Covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of neutron transport calculations and including specific examples in the form of FORTRAN-subroutines, it became an essential reference for those working in that field.

In 1985, Rudi left ASEA-ATOM and moved to Norway joining Scandpower AS (later on Studsvik Scandpower) for whom he continued working until he passed away in 2008. He was in charge of the development of PHOENIX.s successor: the HELIOS lattice code, in cooperation with ABB-Atom (later on Westinghouse). Once again, HELIOS proved to be a huge success. Its geometrical flexibility made HELIOS suitable to a wide range of applications. It has been and continues to be used at a number of companies, laboratories and universities around the world.