The Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award 2002 of the Fusion Energy Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) was presented to Dr. Gianfranco Federici (ITER International Team, Garching, Germany). This award was given in recognition of his contributions in the area of theoretical and computational research on plasma-wall materials interactions that led to the design of the ITER divertor. The award was presented at the 15th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, held in Washington, DC, on November 17 to 21.