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Parker recognized for outstanding career contributions to fusion development

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering professor emeritus honored by Fusion Power Associates.
Professor Emeritus Ron Parker
Professor Emeritus Ron Parker
Photo: Despoina Chatzikyriakou

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.

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