Peter D. Hedgecock Award - Guidelines



    Establishment of the Peter D. Hedgecock Award

    This Society Recognized Committee Award was established in 1995 by ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applicationsin honor of Peter D. Hedgecock. This award replaces the E10 Award of Merit.

    Peter D. Hedgecock

    Born in Dover, England in 1931, Mr. Hedgecock received his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, University of London in 1954. Upon graduation, he emigrated from England and joined Avro Aircraft of Canada, Ltd. Mr. Hedgecock's introduction to the nuclear field came in 1960 while working for the Hawker-Siddeley Group where he investigated the corrosion behavior of Zircaloy fuel cladding and participated in studies to thermally insulate the Zircaloy pressure tubing in the CANDU heavy water moderated reactor. He immigrated to the US in 1968 and worked on the development of the High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) with the General Atomic Company in California. He subsequently held important positions with the Washington Public Power Supply System, the consulting engineering company Nutech, and finally with Aptech Engineering Services, Inc. During this time, Mr. Hedgecock became an internationally known expert on radiation damage to nuclear reactor vessel materials.

    Mr. Hedgecock joined ASTM in 1972 and was very active until his untimely death in 1992. He authored or co-authored numerous papers, chaired various task groups and participated actively in many meetings and symposia. Mr. Hedgecock was Chairman of Subcommittee E10.02 on Behavior and Use of Nuclear Structural Materialsfrom 1981 until his death, and was honored by ASTM in 1987 with the Award of Merit. His lasting contributions to Committee E10 are recognized in the Peter D. Hedgecock Award. This award has been established to recognize members who have provided similar sustained personal contributions to the work of Committee E10 in the development and/or use of consensus standards in the field of nuclear technology and its applications.

    Award Criteria

    Any member of Committee E10 is eligible to receive the Peter D. Hedgecock Award. A nominee will be judged upon the member's sustained and exceptional contribution to the development and use of consensus standards in the field of nuclear technology and its applications. The award recognizes outstanding personal performance in service to Committee E10 or to one of its technical subcommittees. Though not a prerequisite, an unusually long and productive service within E10 will be considered on its own as a significant item in the evaluation process.

    Selection Process

    The selection of the candidate will be made by the Executive Subcommittee E10.90 based on nominations submitted by the subcommittee chairmen or by any E10 member. Names and profiles of candidates must be submitted in the Candidate Profile format (provided below) to the Chairs of Subcommittee E10.92 Honors & Awards and Committee E10 by December 1 or May 1 for consideration at the spring or summer Executive Subcommittee meetings, respectively. The Chairs of E10.92 and E10 will then review the nominations to verify compliance with the award criteria, circulate the submissions to all members of the Executive Subcommittee at least 2 weeks prior to their upcoming meeting, and place the discussion of the Hedgecock Award (but not the names of the candidates) on the meeting agenda.

    Selection of the recipient of the award shall be based on merit. A maximum of one person may be honored in a calendar year and there is no requirement to bestow the honor each year. The candidates and the submissions shall be discussed at the E10.90 meeting, but if one of the candidates is present, the discussion shall be deferred and handled by telephone, mail or e-mail. Between 2 and 4 weeks after these discussions, the Committee E10 Chair shall send a ballot to each member of the Executive Subcommittee with ballots to be returned to the Committee E10 Chair within 15 days. Approval of the nominee will be based upon 66% affirmative vote on the returned ballots. When a member has received approval for the award, this shall be announced. At the next Main Committee meeting following the ballot, if the recipient is on hand, the award will be presented by the most senior ASTM official available. 

    Format of the Award

    Large plaque on 4th floor

    ASTM logo and a circular metallic photograph of Peter Hedgecock placed on each side of an oblong brass plate bearing the following inscription:



    To Recognize Those Members Who Have Made A Sustained And Exceptional Contribution To The Development And Use Of Consensus Standards In The Field Of Nuclear Technology And Its Applications

    Recipient and the award date. 

    Individual recipient plaque

    (ASTM International Logo)

    Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications

    Peter D. Hedgecock Award

    Presented to


    In recognition of your sustained and exceptional contribution to the development and use of consensus standards in the field of nuclear technology and its applications

    Signature                                                                                Signature

    ASTM President                                                                  Committee E10 Chair 

    Financial Support

    The large wall plaque for permanent display at ASTM Headquarters has already been fabricated and paid for. The cost of the individual plaques and their inscriptions will be deducted from the General Fund of Committee E10.

    Candidate Profile

    Section I - Nominee

    Name, Title



    City, State, Zip, Country

    Section II - Citation

    Provide a brief description of the nominee's overall contributions toward the development and use of consensus standards in the field of nuclear technology and its applications.

    Section III - Qualifications

    Describe the nominee's contributions to ASTM and Committee E10 that provide the justification for this award. Indicate the nominee's E10 term of membership and positions held. Describe specific contributions to writing or revising standards and indicate the importance of these contributions. Describe other contributions to committee efforts, such as helping to implement or publicize standards, conducting round-robin tests, etc. Where relevant, include a description of the nominee's other notable professional activities and achievements.

    Section IV - Biography

    Give a brief biography of the nominee. Include such information as date and place of birth, education and professional career accomplishments. Indicate the nominee's specific area of expertise, for example " Mr. xx has a BS degree in nuclear engineering and is a recognized expert in neutron dosimetry applications."

    Include positions in other professional organizations and the nominee's contributions in the field of nuclear technology and its applications.

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