INMM

Awards and Honors

Resolutions of Respect
Distinguished, Meritorious, Special Recognition, and Service Awards
Service Award Nomination Guidelines

J. D. Williams Student Paper Award

Resolutions of Respect

Resolutions of Respect for INMM members who have passed since the prior Annual Meeting may be requested and prepared by the Awards Oversight Committee with the assistance of a nominator for such a resolution.

Distinguished, Meritorious, Special Recognition, and Service Awards

The Special Service Recognition Subcommittee is responsible for reviewing nominations for prospective recipients that have been submitted for consideration of special service recognition from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. 

The identity of all nominees and those selected for award are kept confidential, until the awards are announced at the Annual Meeting. The nominator of a successful candidate for award will be notified under agreement of confidentiality. 

Vincent J. DeVito Distinguished Service Award


The Vincent J. DeVito Distinguished Service Award (DSA), named for the Institute’s long- time Secretary, recognizes individuals who have made long-term, noteworthy contributions to the nuclear materials management profession.  Eligible candidates are not required to be INMM members, but are expected to be internationally recognized for their contributions to nuclear materials management.
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Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award

The Edway R. Johnson Meritorious Service Award (MSA), named for a former INMM President and Technical Division Chair, recognizes individuals who have provided long-term, outstanding service to the Institute, as well as made noteworthy contributions to the nuclear materials management profession.  Eligible candidates are required to be members in good standing of the Institute. 

Charles E. Pietri Special Service Award

The Charles E. Pietri Special Service Award (SSA), named for the long-time Chair of the Technical Program Committee, recognizes individuals or organizations who have made a specific, noteworthy contribution to the Institute.  The award can also be given to an organization that has advanced the knowledge and effectiveness of the nuclear materials management field. The eligible organization does not have to be a Sustaining Member of the Institute in order to be considered, however, eligible individual candidates are required to be active members in good standing of the Institute.

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes members of the INMM who are 35 years of age or younger (as of the date of the nomination deadline) and who have made a singular outstanding achievement or a series of notable achievements in an area of nuclear materials management relevant to the Institute and its technical divisions.  Eligible candidates are required to be active members in good standing of the Institute.

Service Award Nomination Guidelines


To be considered for an award, individuals must be nominated by their peers. The nomination is submitted to the INMM Awards Committee for its recommendation and then to the INMM Executive Committee for approval. To nominate a candidate for any INMM award, please check the awards area for information.

  • Name of the award for which the individual or institution is being nominated.
  • Name and address of the nominee, including title if nominee is a person, or former title if the individual is retired.
  • Name, address and phone number of nominee’s company or organization.
  • Recent resume of individual nominee or history of institutional nominee.
  • Supporting information for eligibility. See specific nomination guidelines. Nominations should summarize the individual’s or institution’s accomplishments and contributions.
  • One sentence statement describing the specific contribution for which the award should be conveyed.
  • A minimum of five separate letters of support from peers representing the breadth of the nuclear materials management community or the related technical division.
  • Name, company, address, telephone, email address and fax number of the individual to contact about the nomination. This information is very important as the subcommittee may need to contact the nominator to request additional information.

J. D. Williams Student Paper Award

In 2003, the Student Award was officially named the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award to honor the memory of James D. Williams, INMM President in 2001-2002, for his energetic backing of young professionals and tireless support of the INMM to stimulate interest in, respect for, and proliferation of nuclear materials management principles. Students who enter this competition will be judged on their written papers and oral or poster presentations at the Annual Meeting. Winners will be determined by judges composed of the Awards Committee and Technical Division Chairs or their designees. Cash prizes for first place ($1,000), second place ($500) and best poster ($1,000) are awarded and announced during the Annual Meeting. See Judging Criteria here.