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NERS Professor Sara A. Pozzi named IEEE Fellow

Professor Sara A. Pozzi recognized for contributions to neutron detection techniques and neutron transport Monte Carlo methods.| Short Read
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Professor Sara A. Pozzi has been named a Fellow with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) effective January 1, 2020. Prof. Pozzi is a faculty member with the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and the Department of Physics at the University of Michigan. She is being recognized for contributions to neutron detection techniques and neutron transport Monte Carlo methods. These contributions enable advances in nuclear safeguards, nonproliferation, and homeland security, as well as medical physics.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. To learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

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