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Honors & awards

JieXi Zhang, a graduate student in Physics working at the PSFC Waves and Beams division receives an award.

JieXi Zhang, a graduate student in Physics working at the PSFC Waves and Beams division at the PSFC, was the winner of the best student paper award at the recent North American –Particle Accelerator Conference, held in Pasadena, CA in September, 2013. Learn more about this conference.




Temkin named IEEE Plasma Science and Applications Award winner

Richard J. Temkin cited for contributions to the field of high power gyrotrons and their applications

Miklos Porkolab receives Hannes Alfvén Prize

Professor cited for contributions to fusion energy development and the physics of plasma waves

Joseph Minervini, Division Head and Senior Research Engineer at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, has received the 2013 IEEE Council on Superconductivity Award for Continuing and Sustained Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity.

Rich Petrasso receives honored the 2013 Edward Teller Medal

Richard D. Petrasso, head of the High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) Division of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), received the 2013 Edward Teller Medal for his division’s work in inertial confinement fusion and high-energy-density physics.

PSFC "Team Loki" honored with 2013 Infinite Mile Awards


ted baker darrin ernst john wright

Ted Baker

Darin Ernst John Wright

The PSFC's Ted Baker, Darin Ernst and John Wright have received Infinite Mile Awards from the Offices of the Provost and the Vice President for Research, and the Dean of Graduate Education.

The Infinite Mile Award recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions within their own organizations to help ensure that the Institute carries out its mission, i.e., to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. A testimonial to their hard work, taken from the Infinite Mile Awards website, sums up the recent contributions of "Team Loki."

"The team of Ted Baker (Systems Analyst), Darin Ernst (Research Scientist) and John Wright (Research Scientist) was nominated for their tireless contributions to the design, acquisition, assembly, and maintenance of the 600 core Loki computing cluster at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Ted, John, and Darin worked together to come up with an extensible, state-of-the-art design that has proven to be highly reliable and attractive to users. The team has devoted endless hours and days preparing documentation on the cluster, upgrading software, and helping students and research staff to interpret results of gyro-kinetic codes, magneto-hydrodynamic codes, and electromagnetic field solvers in the complex parallel computing environment of Loki."






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