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FPN06-41

Navratil, Sauthoff to Receive Leadership Awards

May 18, 2006

Fusion Power Associates Board of Directors has selected Gerald Navratil (Columbia University) and Ned Sauthoff (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) as recipients of the FPA 2006 Leadership Awards. FPA Leadership Awards have been given annually since 1980 to individuals who have shown outstanding leadership qualities in accelerating the development of fusion. Previous recipients are posted at http://fusionpower.org

In selecting Dr. Navratil, the Board recongnizes both his many outstanding scientific contributions to fusion research and his community leadership. They especially note his role in founding and continuing to guide the University Fusion Association (UFA), his roles in organizing the fusion Snowmass meetings and the series of UFA-sponsored burning plasma workshops, his role in advocating burning plasma physics within the framework of the National Academies, and his role in defending a broad-based domestic fusion research program.

In selecting Dr. Sauthoff, the Board recongnizes both his many outstanding scientific contributions to fusion research and his community leadership. They note his many scientific contributions to tokamak research, his role in guiding energy and education policy within the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and especially the role he is playing in leading preparations for United States participation in the ITER project.

They can be contacted at:

navratil@columbia.edu
and
sauthoff@pppl.gov