CORVALLIS - Stephen Binney, a professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Oregon State University, has been named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society. The ANS Fellow designation acknowledges the extraordinary leadership of individuals in diverse nuclear disciplines relating to research, invention, engineering, safety, technical leadership and teaching.

Binney was recognized for his "distinguished service to nuclear engineering education and the engineering profession, for skillful mentoring and guidance serving multiple generations of undergraduate and graduate students, and for his vision of cooperation between university research reactors, creating the Western Nuclear Science Alliance, which serves as a model for other regional consortia to follow."

The American Nuclear Society is a professional organization of scientists and engineers devoted to the applications of nuclear science and technology, with 10,500 members from diverse technical disciplines, government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.

Binney is an expert in applications of nuclear instrumentation and nuclear techniques, radiation shielding and dosimetry, and environmental radiation monitoring. He has been on the OSU faculty in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics since 1973 and serves as administrator of the Western Nuclear Science Alliance.

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