• Professor Emeritus Ron Parker

    Professor Emeritus Ron Parker

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Parker recognized for outstanding career contributions to fusion development

Professor Emeritus Ron Parker

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering professor emeritus honored by Fusion Power Associates.

Nuclear science and engineering professor emeritus Ron Parker was awarded the Distinguished Career Award by Fusion Power Associates (FPA) at the organization's 32nd annual meeting and symposium in Washington on Dec. 14-15.

In selecting Parker, the FPA board recognized his decades of career contributions to fusion research and development, including his many scientific and technical contributions to fusion development, the leadership he provided to the evolution of the Alcator program at MIT, his leadership of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center and his contributions to the evolution of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project.

FPA Distinguished Career Awards have been given annually since 1987 to individuals who have made distinguished lifelong career contributions to fusion development.

Topics: Awards, honors and fellowships, Faculty, Fusion, Nuclear science and engineering, Plasma Science and Fusion Center


Congratulations on your award. Although your award was on fusion, I assume you are also an expert on fission. As such I was wondering if you could explain to me the shunning of LFTRs by the nuclear establishment. Please read info at flibe-energy.com and there is a lot more information at energyfromthorium.com.

To me, this technology should be the number one goal of all governments and organizations interested in producing safe, non-polluting, low cost energy with no long term radio-active waste. But it is not. Is there something wrong with this that I do not understand?

Thanks, and Merry Christmas

Roy Harvie

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