Title: Nuclear Engineer, Physicist
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Charles Madison Ferrell, Nuclear Engineer and Physicist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear engineering and physics.
A celebrated figure in his industry, Mr. Ferrell has amassed more than 65 years of professional excellence. A consultant in the field since 1995, he formerly served the U.S. National Research Council as a nuclear engineer from 1974 to 1995. Prior to this appointment, he was a radiological physicist with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission from 1956 to 1974. He commenced his career as a physicist and physical scientist with the U.S. Army Chemical Corps from 1951 to 1954.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Ferrell earned a Bachelor of Science from Salem College in 1950. He subsequently completed postgraduate coursework at such academic institutions as Vanderbilt University, West Virginia University, and the University of Maryland. Among his other notable achievements, he was responsible for the design of instrumentation to measure thermal radiation from nuclear tests, the study of gamma radiation shielding, the evaluation of radioactive sealed sources and devices for atomic energy commission licenses, and the evaluation of shipping casks for spent reactor fuel. He has also been the coauthor of five U.S. Nuclear Regulatory publications.
In recognition of his contributions to the scientific industry, Mr. Ferrell won a U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Radiological Physics Fellowship in 1954 and 1955. In addition, he has won various volunteer service awards, as well as the James E. West Fellow Award and Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. The recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Outstanding Community Service Award by the City of Gaithersburg in 2004, he was named to the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 2001. Mr. Ferrell has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.