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FPA 2002 Awards Announced

July 23, 2002

Fusion Power Associates Board of Directors announces the recipients of its 2002 Awards in the categories of Leadership, Distinguished Career and Excellence in Fusion Engineering. Current and previous recipients are also posted on the FPA web site.

FPA Leadership Awards have been presented annually since 1980 to individuals who have shown outstanding leadership qualities in accelerating the development of fusion. Three individuals have been selected to receive this award in 2002:

Prof. Jeffrey P. Freidberg, Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT, is selected in recognition of "the many scientific contributions you have made to fusion research and to the education of students, as well as the leadership you have provided to a series of studies and panels of the US Department of Energy's Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee."

Prof. Richard D. Hazeltine, University of Texas at Austin, is selected in recognition of "the many scientific contributions you have made to fusion research, as well as the leadership you have provided to the Institute of Fusion Studies as its Director, to the USDOE Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee as its Chairman, and to the national fusion effort over many years."

Dr. John D. Sethian, US Naval Research Laboratory, is selected in recognition of "your leadership of the Electra laser program and especially your leadership in organizing and coordinating a systems approach to the national High Average Power Laser Program."

FPA Distinguished Career Awards have been presented annually since 1987 to individuals who have made distinguished, lifelong, career contributions to fusion development. Three individuals have been selected to receive this award in 2002.

Prof. James D. Callen, University of Wisconsin at Madison, is selected in recognition of "the countless scientific contributions you have made to fusion research, as well as the leadership you have provided to the national fusion theory effort, over many decades."

Dr. Guenter Grieger, Federal Republic of Germany, is selected in recognition of "your many career contributions to both the scientific and managerial aspects of fusion research. In addition to being the heart and soul of stellarator research over many decades, you also took time to provide leadership to the European Union's overall fusion research program."

Prof. Sadao Nakai, Japan, is selected in recognition of "your many career contributions to both the scientific and managerial aspects of inertial fusion research, especially as director of the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University."

FPA Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards were established in 1987 in memory of MIT Professor of Nuclear Engineering David J. Rose and are presented to individuals in the early part of their careers who have shown both technical accomplishment and potential to become exceptionally influential leaders in the fusion field.

The 2002 recipient of this award is Prof. Ryosuke Kodama of the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University. Prof. Kodama is selected in recognition of "your technical leadership for a series of important experiments associated with the potential of fast ignition of inertial fusion targets and your overall potential to be an exceptionally influential leader in the fusion field."