Luis Delgado-Aparicio

Head of Advanced Projects

Dr. Luis Felipe Delgado-Aparicio, a native of Lima-Peru, earned a bachelor and licentiate degrees in physics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in 1997, and a master’s degree in Astrophysics from Princeton University in 2001. He obtained a second master’s in physics from The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and received his PhD in physics also from JHU in 2007. Most of his nuclear fusion work was carried out at the NSTX experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Luis Felipe became a scientist at JHU right away, but was soon recruited by Princeton University in 2009 to spent four years as a visiting scientist at The Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. Since his return to Princeton in 2013, Luis Felipe has won few awards in plasma physics and nuclear fusion including the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award in 2015, the General Atomics Torkil Jensen Award in 2016, the President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2018 and a Measurement Innovation Award from DOE also in 2018. Luis Felipe has lead experiments at the four major fusion experiments in the USA, and designs and builds nuclear fusion diagnostics for universities and national laboratories in the USA, China, France, Japan, and the international community at ITER, a 30B$ nuclear reactor being built in the south of France. He has written and published more than 140 scientific articles having more 1600 citations. Luis Felipe lives in Princeton, NJ with his family.

Biographical text courtesy Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) Consortium for Enabling Technologies and Innovation.