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Goldston earns leadership award

Fusion Power Associates, a nonprofit group promoting research and education in the field of fusion energy, has given its 2001 Leadership Award to Robert Goldston, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab .

"You have provided forceful and effective guidance to a wide spectrum of fusion scientific topics and have helped put fusion back on the U.S. national political agenda," the award citation states.

Goldston was a co-recipient of the award along with Ron Parker, former director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Fusion Center and former leader of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Co-center in Garching, Germany.

In addition to recognizing Goldston's leadership in the broader fusion research community, Fusion Power Associates praised his "outstanding leadership" of the Princeton laboratory.

The Plasma Physics Lab is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is managed by the University. Its primary mission is to develop the science and technology for harnessing the power of nuclear fusion as a safe and abundant source of energy.

Goldston, who came to the Plasma Physics Lab as a graduate student in 1972, was named the laboratory's fifth director in 1997. He is a member of the board of directors of the Fusion Power Associates.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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