In selecting Debra the FPA Board recognizes her decades of leadership and outstanding contributions to the design of hohlraum targets for implosion experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The Board also notes the leadership she has provided for recruiting, training, and mentoring a diverse group of scientists needed for the design of a future generation of targets for NIF experiments.
In selecting Kathryn the FPA Board recognizes her track record of building and leading world-class programs at Idaho National Lab, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Board especially notes her recent participation in several recent fusion policy reviews and her current leadership of the US ITER Project team.
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.
Debbie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy can be reached at email@example.com