AwareAbilty’s diverse team includes experts in a number of technical areas.

Dr. Greg Downing is a long-standing member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) ( He serves on the executive board of the Isotope and Radiation Division (IRD) and currently is the Treasurer of IRD. Dr. Downing has served as the Vice-President and President of both IRD and the Biology and Medicine Division (BMD).  He participates in several of the division’s technical committees as well as serving as the alternate liaison on ANS Standards Committee.  He routinely attends the ANS Public Policy Committee, as a co-author of IRD’s sponsored Position Statements. Dr. Downing has organized several ANS conference sessions and chaired several additional conference sessions.

ANS is a professional organization of scientists, engineers, and other professionals devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,000 members, from over 40 countries, come from diverse technical disciplines ranging from physics and nuclear safety to operations and power, and from across the full spectrum of the national and international enterprise, including government, academia, research laboratories, and private industry. Making it all succeed are a Board of Directors, 20 standing committees, 19 professional divisions, one technical group and two working groups, 32 local sections, over 35 student sections, liaison agreements with over 30 non-U.S. nuclear societies, and a headquarters staff of about 50 people.

ANS is national and international in its scope, making important contributions to the use of nuclear science and technology, and consequently to the larger society beyond ANS.