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Campbell chosen for program to help advance US-Korea collaborations

ORNL researcher Anne Campbell will present a paper in Korea next year on materials support of carbon-free nuclear energy. Credit: Adam Malin, U.S. Dept. of Energy



Anne Campbell, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, recently won the Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, or TMS, and has been chosen as the first recipient of the Young Leaders International Scholar Program award from TMS and the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, or KIM.

The award aims to promote young members’ activities and strengthen collaborations. Every year, TMS and KIM will identify one young leader to travel to the other organization’s meeting and present a paper.

“I am very honored to be selected as the inaugural recipient of this award,” Campbell said. “The collaborations between researchers in the United States and Korea will certainly lead to the deployment of advanced nuclear reactors that will assist with worldwide reduction in carbon emissions. I will use this opportunity to support the continuation of current, and the development of new, collaborations between our country and South Korea for materials needs of future carbon-free energy sources.”

Campbell has been an R&D staff member in the Advanced Nuclear Materials group in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division since 2016. Her current research involves understanding the effects of irradiation and other extreme environments on materials properties.

She will travel to Korea in October 2024 to attend the KIM Fall Conference and present a paper on materials research in support of carbon-free nuclear energy. Her presentation will discuss the research at ORNL that is supporting the rapid deployment of small modular reactors that use graphite to moderate neutrons. The KIM Fall Conference covers a wide range of topics, including metals, high polymers, ceramics magnetic materials and electronics.

The Young Leaders International Scholar Program is jointly operated by TMS, the Federation of European Materials Societies, the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials and KIM. Recipients are chosen by the members of the TMS Membership Diversity and Development Committee. The award is funded by the TMS Foundation. TMS is a professional organization for materials scientists and engineers that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.

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