Jacopo Buongiorno, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, has been selected by the American Nuclear Society to receive the Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes significant technical contributions in engineering by an individual under the age of 40. Buongiorno won the award for his “pioneering research in multiphase flow and heat transfer in LWRs [light water reactors] and the development of related tools and data for reactor design and safety codes," according to the award citation.
The Landis Engineering Achievement Award was established to recognize outstanding accomplishments in which engineering knowledge has been effectively applied to yield an engineering concept, design, safety improvement, method of analysis or product utilized in nuclear-power research and development or commercial application. Emphasis is placed on achievements demonstrating a high degree of technical merit and ingenuity.
Buongiorno was presented with the award at the 2011 American Nuclear Society annual meeting in Florida in June.