June 18, 2018 Blanchard named fellow of ANS Written By: Adam Malecek Departments: Engineering Physics Categories Awards The American Nuclear Society (ANS) has elected James Blanchard, Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor of engineering physics and executive associate dean for the College of Engineering, as fellow of ANS. Fellow is the highest member status presented by the society. ANS recognized Blanchard for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of fusion power through innovative and creative designs of the first wall, blanket, and divertor systems in extreme operating heat flux and neutron irradiation conditions. ANS formally honored Blanchard at the ANS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 18. Established in 1954, ANS is an international professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 10,000 members represent government, academia, research laboratories, medical facilities and private industry.