FPA 2018 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards Announced

September 6, 2018

FPA Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards have been given annually since 1987, in memory of MIT Professor David J. Rose, to recognize persons in the relatively early part of their careers who have shown both technical accomplishment and potential to become exceptionally influential leaders in the fusion field.

2018 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards will be presented to Chad Parish (ORNL) and to Wayne Solomon (General Atomics).

Chad Parish is recognized for "your many scientific contributions to advance microstructural characteristics of materials for fusion energy applications, including the surface morphology evolution of tungsten, and the productive collaborations you have established with other institutions in this important field of research".

Wayne Solomon is recognized for "your development of unique diagnostic capabilities and pioneering contributions towards the understanding of momentum transport and intrinsic rotation generation, and discovery of experimental access to the super H-mode regime, and for your leadership as the Deputy Director of the DIII-D National Fusion Program".

It is planned to present the awards at Fusion Power Associated 39th annual meeting and symposium, December 4-5 in Washington, DC. A list of previous recipients and information on the annual meeting is posted at http://fusionpower.org.