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Awards and Honors: Dec. 10, 2008

Minervini honored by American Nuclear Society

Joseph V. Minervini, head of the Fusion Technology and Engineering Division of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, has received the 2008 Technical Accomplishment Award from the American Nuclear Society, Fusion Energy Division. Minervini was honored for technical accomplishments achieved in developing superconducting magnet technology for magnetic confinement fusion experiments; specifically for the development of large-scale cable-in-conduit-conductor (CICC) technology for the ITER magnets, as well as for the successful design, fabrication and testing of the Central Solenoid Model Coil for ITER, a joint international research and development project that aims to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power.

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