CISAC’s Rodney Ewing Wins 2018 Robert Cahn Award for research, impact

RODNEY C. EWING, Frank Stanton professor in nuclear security and co-director at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), was named winner of the 2018 Robert Cahn Award by the Journal of Nuclear Materials and the committee of NuMat 2018, the Nuclear Materials Conference.

Rodney Ewing
Rodney Ewing (Image credit: Rod Searcey)

The annual award recognizes a scientist with a high scientific profile in the field of nuclear materials who has both the ability to communicate science to a broad audience and a demonstrated interest in breaking down barriers between different scientific disciplines.

Ewing – also a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in the School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences at Stanford, the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan, and a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico – primarily researches the study of radiation effects in materials.

His body of work defined a new research field involving radiation-induced damage in solids from the radioactive elements present in their crystal structures. It has been recognized for its significant impact on the design of nuclear waste forms for containing high-level radioactive waste.

Professor Ewing will receive the award in Seattle at the Nuclear Material Conference (NuMat) in October 2018 where he will open the conference with the Robert Cahn Award Keynote Lecture.

Read more about the 2018 Robert Cahn Award on the Elsevier website