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Bob Ellis: New chief engineer has designed components for fusion experiments around the world

It is possible that no one at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory  (PPPL) has deeper roots here than Bob Ellis. The son of a well-known physicist, Ellis has spent almost four decades designing and overseeing construction of components of some of the world’s biggest fusion experiments, from PPPL’s Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) and the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U),  to the Joint European Torus in England and the Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion reactor in South Korea. 

Head of NSTX-U research is appointed deputy director for research at PPPL as former deputy director moves to new strategic planning position as chief scientist

Jon Menard, the head of research on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has been named the new PPPL deputy director for research. He replaces Michael Zarnstorff, the deputy director for the past decade, who becomes the chief scientist at PPPL, a position that will oversee strategic scientific planning. 

Head of NSTX-U research is appointed deputy director for research at PPPL as former deputy director moves to new strategic planning position as chief scientist

Jon Menard, the head of research on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has been named the new PPPL deputy director for research. He replaces Michael Zarnstorff, the deputy director for the past decade, who becomes the chief scientist at PPPL, a position that will oversee strategic scientific planning.

Craig Ferguson, a leader with more than two decades of experience at national laboratories, is named PPPL deputy director for operations and chief operating officer

Craig Ferguson, a leader with more than 25 years of experience at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories and other federal facilities, will become deputy director for operations and chief operating officer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) after a nationwide search. He will begin on Feb. 4. 

Craig Ferguson, a leader with more than two decades of experience at national laboratories, is named PPPL deputy director for operations and chief operating officer

Craig Ferguson, a leader with more than 25 years of experience at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories and other federal facilities, will become deputy director for operations and chief operating officer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) after a nationwide search. He will begin on Feb. 4.

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