El-Genk receives American Nuclear Society award

September 15, 2015

Mohamed S. El-Genk, Regents' Professor of Nuclear, Mechanical, and Chemical and Biological Engineering, has received the 2015 American Nuclear Society Thermal-Hydraulics Technical Achievement Award.

The award is "in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the understanding of terrestrial and space reactor thermal hydraulics phenomena and for his impact on the thermal hydraulics community as a researcher, educator, and leader."

El-Genk, the founding director of the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies at UNM, is a nationally- and internationally-recognized expert and scholar with many key contributions to the technologies of space nuclear power and terrestrial nuclear reactors. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, and an associate fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.