Dr Georges VENDRYES, Honorary Vice-President, French Atomic Energy Commission, received the “INS Eminent Scientist Award 2007”


Dr Georges VENDRYES, Honorary Vice-President, French Atomic Energy Commission, received the “INS Eminent Scientist Award 2007” on 24th November 2008 in Mumbai, bestowed by the Indian Nuclear Society (INS).

Dr Georges Vendryes, Honorary Vice-President, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-“Commissariat à l’énergie Atomique), received the “INS Eminent Scientist Award 2007” on 24th November 2008, in Mumbai, bestowed by the Indian Nuclear Society (INS). This is the first time that this award is being given by the Indian Nuclear Society. It recognizes Dr. Vendryes’ exceptional career, a large part of which was spent at the French Atomic Energy Commission, and pays tribute to his international reputation in the field of science and technology..

Born in 1920, Dr. Georges Vendryes graduated as engineer from the Polytechnic School and the National School of Civil Engineering, Paris, France. He also holds a Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Paris University. After having worked for the French government, he joined the CEA in 1948 and started his first experiments under the supervision of Prof Frederic Joliot-Curie. After serving in different positions at the CEA, where he worked on neutron transport experiments, and research and development of different types of reactors, including the area of controlled thermonuclear fusion, he was appointed Director of the Nuclear Reactors Department of the CEA in 1971, then Adviser to the CEA Administrator General from 1983 to 1988.

Dr. Vendryes is Officer of the Legion of Honour and Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit. He is also the recipient of prestigious international awards, such as the Enrico Fermi Award from the United States, the Japan Prize from the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan. He is member or fellow of several erudite associations, namely German, American, Chinese and European nuclear energy associations, as well as the National Engineering Academy, United States.

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