Stewart Prager is the sixth director of PPPL. He joined the Laboratory in 2009 after a long career at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. At Wisconsin, he led research on the “Madison Symmetric Torus” (MST) experiment and headed a center that studied plasmas in both the laboratory and the cosmos. He also co-discovered the “bootstrap current” there—a key finding that has influenced the design of today’s tokamaks. He earned his PhD in plasma physics from Columbia University.
Dr. Terry Brog has joined PPPL as Deputy Director for Operations as of June 20, 2016. Terry brings fantastic experience to PPPL. His most recent position has been the Strategic Program and Projects Director at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has previously served as the Chief Operations Officer for the Energy and Environment Directorate at PNNL. Terry earned a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Michael Zarnstorff is the deputy director for research at PPPL, where he oversees research that ranges from test- ing ideas for harnessing fusion to developing rockets for space flight. His job encompasses keeping projects aligned with DOE goals and envision- ing new research opportunities for PPPL. An award-winning physicist and a co-discoverer of the bootstrap current, he joined PPPL in 1984 and has been deputy director for research since 2009.
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