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ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys presented David G. Franklin, Ph.D., with ASTM International William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal. As ASTM fellow, Franklin was recognized for achievements in nuclear fuel component performance through leadership and work on creep, corrosion, and hydriding and their consequences as well as his years of service to B10. Most of his career was spent researching, developing, and following cores in nuclear reactors.
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ASTM International William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal Presented to Dr. David G. Franklin
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys has presented David G. Franklin, Ph.D., recently retired manager at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nev., with the ASTM International William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal.
The William J. Kroll Zirconium Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in the scientific, technological or commercial aspects of zirconium production and utilization, and encourages future efforts, studies and research.
An ASTM fellow, Franklin was recognized for his outstanding achievement in nuclear fuel component performance through leadership and work on creep, corrosion and hydriding and their consequences and for his many years of service to B10. A member of ASTM and Committee B10 since 1976, he has also received the B10 Award of Appreciation and the ASTM Award of Merit for his contributions.
Franklin spent most of his career researching, developing and following cores in nuclear reactors in various managerial positions at Argonne National Laboratory, Combustion Engineering and the Electric Power Research Institute. He worked as a manager at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory for more than 20 years and retired in July 2010. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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