LLE Scientist Selected for Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

The Fusion Power Associates Board of Directors has selected LLE Staff Scientist Dr. David Turnbull as a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award. He was chosen for  “outstanding contributions to and pioneering experiments on plasma photonics and laser–plasma instability research and demonstrated leadership abilities,” as well as having a large number of high-impact publications reflecting both theoretical and experimental skills, leading to significant advances in fundamental understanding and important applications. FPA Excellence in Fusion Engineering Awards have been given annually since 1987, in memory of MIT Professor David J. Rose, to recognize persons in the relatively early part of their careers who have shown both technical accomplishment and potential to become exceptionally influential leaders in the fusion field.