FPA 2023 Leadership Awards

July 18, 2023

Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors has selected Johan Frenje (MIT PSFC) and Mickey Wade (ORNL) to receive its 2023 Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented at Fusion Power Associates 44th Annual Meeting and Symposium, December 19-20, in Washington, DC.

FPA Leadership Awards have been given annually since 1980 to recognize persons who have shown outstanding leadership qualities in accelerating the development of fusion as a commercial power source. A list of previous recipients can be found at http://fusionpower.org and click on Awards.

In selecting Johan Frenje the FPA Board recognizes the key role he played in providing critical diagnostics for the recent NIF ignition experiments and his contributions to the development of many key diagnostics and analyses for ICF/HEDP experiments over the years. The Board also recognizes his sustained mentoring of younger colleagues and Ph.D. students who will sustain fusion development for many years to come.

In selecting Mickey Wade the FPA Board recognizes his long history of positive and significant impact on the development of fusion energy. The Board especially notes the record of accomplishment by the DIII-D program during his four years as director there and that, since his arrival at ORNL, he has strengthened ORNL's role in the national fusion program and positioned ORNL to become a leading center for fusion energy development and deployment in the future.

Johan Frenje can be reached at jfrenje@psfc.mit.edu
Mickey Wade can be reached at wademr1@ornl.gov