2005 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award

Citzens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ned E. Bibler is the recipient of the 2004 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award. This award is given annually to honor scientists or engineers from the Savannah River Site (SRS) whose lifetime scientific contributions have been exceptional. The award was presented at CNTA's 13th Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet on November 18, 2004.

Dr. Bibler is a Senior Advisory Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), where he has worked since 1965. He is an internationally recognized expert on radiation chemistry, with emphasis on effects of radiation on materials. In particular he has made major contributions to the science of radiation effects on nuclear waste forms, including the borosilicate glass high-level waste form produced at SRS's Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). He also developed a durability test for the DWPF waste form that was accepted as the national standard by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Dr. Bibler has been active in national and international technical societies, including the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society. He organized two international conferences, The Materials Research Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management and the International Waste Management Symposium. In 2002, Dr. Bibler was awarded the Orth Award, the highest technical achievement award presented by SRNL. He has about 140 publications and technical papers.

A native of Bucyrus, Ohio, Ned obtained a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Denison University in Granville OH, plus a Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry and Ph.D. degree in Radiation Chemistry from Ohio State University.

Dr. Bibler is in demand as a speaker at university symposia and technical society conferences. He has served on technical panels of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Notre Dame University's Radiation Chemistry Data Center, which he chaired in 1989-1990. He has been a mentor to many young scientists and engineers, and his advice is widely sought at SRS and at other nuclear laboratories.

At the Lecture, Dr. Todd Crawford presented Dr. Bibler with an inscribed crystal bowl.

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