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Dr. Kenneth Peddicord
Dr. Kenneth Peddicord, recipient of the Alvin M. Weinberg Medal. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

Dr. Kenneth Peddicord, professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2021 Alvin M. Weinberg Medal from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). The award recognizes an individual for outstanding international technical and policy leadership in nuclear science and technology over a sustained period of several years. 

For nearly 50 years, Peddicord has advanced nuclear technology on an international level. His technical interests include nuclear engineering education and training, human resources and nuclear workforce development, and small modular reactors.

The nomination was prepared and submitted by Dr. Warren F. Miller Jr. to honor his lasting work and seconded by several of Peddicord's colleagues. “A hallmark of his activities has been the consistent and innovative inclusion of students, both at the university and high school levels, in international activities,” said Miller. “The breadth and scope of Dr. Peddicord’s activities have been extraordinary. He is an outstanding candidate for the Alvin Weinberg Medal.”

The award was established in 1995 to honor Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg, one of the founders of the American Nuclear Society and their fifth president, to provide recognition for contributions to the understanding of the social implications of nuclear technology.

The award consists of an engraved medal and a monetary award of $2,000, which will be presented to Peddicord during the opening plenary of the ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo in Washington, D.C.