Mechanical Engineering Foundation Professor Miles Greiner accepted the 2022 W. Edwards Deming Outstanding Training Award in a virtual ceremony Oct. 27 on behalf of a program at the University.
A collaboration between the University and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management Packaging Certification Program, the program was recognized in the category of Agile Management by Graduate School USA. Also recognized was the U.S. Navy’s Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Program Office, in the category of Human Capital.
Graduate School USA, which originated in the US Department of Agriculture in 1921, is a provider of professional development and training courses for the federal government and the private sector. It gives the award to a federal, state or local government organization that exemplifies excellence with an initiative or project that focuses on enhancing quality processes within that organization.
“Nuclear packaging is not a well-known specialty, but a wide variety of advanced technologies rely on it,” Greiner said.
Nuclear Packaging is used to protect people and the environment during the storage, transport and disposal of radioactive materials. These materials are essential for carbon-free nuclear power, defense, medical diagnostics and treatment, as well as other advanced science and practical applications.
“Advanced nuclear power is a key component of the Mechanical Engineering Department’s research portfolio,” Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Petros Voulgaris said. “We are proud to receive the Deming Training Award. It brings attention to the need for nuclear packaging professionals and researchers, as well as the great educational and research work that Professor Greiner is performing with his students and collaborators.”