FPA Special Award to Francis Thio

September 17, 2023

Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Special Awards have been given periodically since 1980 to recognize individuals who have made special contributions to the cause of fusion power development. The list of previous recipients can be found on the FPA web site https://fusionpower.org and click on Awards.

A Special Award is being provided to Francis Thio.

The Award recognizes his long service as a Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Program Manager for Innovative Confinement Concepts, Exploratory Plasma Research and High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas and his seminal role in encouraging ARPA-E to initiate efforts in fusion energy research and development.

The Award will be personally presented to him at Fusion Power Associates 44th Annual Meeting and Symposium, "Pilot Plants for Fusion Power" December 19-20 in Washington, DC. The current agenda and registration information for this meeting is available on request from fusionpwrassoc@aol.com

Francis can be reached at: francis.thio2@gmail.com