HFICD Newsletter

Save the Date: 13th NPIC-HMIT Conference

July 15-21, 2023

We are excited to announce to the members of the HFICD information regarding the 2023 Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT) Conference.  Building on the success of the virtual conference in June 2021, the next NPIC & HMIT will be a combined topical meeting with the 18th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis Meeting (PSA 2023). Please mark your calendars now, and join us in Knoxville, Tennessee July 15 thru 21, 2023. As a member of this division, please consider submitting a paper on your efforts in our field. We encourage you to be a part of this experience, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

Newsletter Overview


Hello, HFICD Members,

This past year has been an eventful one, and it has been no different in the Human Factors and Instrumentation and Controls Division (HFICD) of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Thankfully, the Spring 2022 newsletter is here to keep you informed on what is happening in HFICD. Over the last year or so, the division has hosted two virtual webinars, submitted several captivating articles in the August 2021 Nuclear News issue on instrumentation and control (I&C), announced several new division award winners, and successfully held its first virtual Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT) conference. On the following pages, the division is pleased to congratulate all of our 2021 award winners, with Dr. Ronald Boring and Dr. Rizwan Udden winning the Don Miller award, Dr. Sacit Cetiner winning the H.M. Hashemian Mid-Career award, and Dr. Fan Zhang winning the Ted Quinn Early Career award. The newsletter also includes some highlights from the recent HFICD webinar hosted last October, and I encourage you to visit the ANS website to watch both webinars we’ve developed if you missed them. I’m also excited to announce a new feature we are adding to the HFICD Newsletter, a Young Member Spotlight! Ryan Spangler at the University of Pittsburgh is our first spotlight, and we are looking forward to highlighting many of the valuable young members of our division in the future. Lastly, I hope to see many of you in person at the ANS Summer Meeting in Anaheim next month.

I hope that you enjoy the newsletter and thank
you for being a part of HFICD!

Best Regards,

Adam Deatherage
AMS Corporation
HFICD Communications Committee Chair

Congratulations to the 2021 Division Award Winners:

Don Miller Awards:
Ronald L. Boring
Rizwan Uddin

H.M. Hashemian Mid-Career Award:
Sacit M. Cetiner

Ted Quinn Early-Career Award:
Fan Zhang

Uhrig Fellow:
Vincent Pagloni