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Dennis Whyte

Dir. of Plasma Science & Fusion, MIT
Whyte is the Hitachi America Prof. of Engineering at MIT, Director of the MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center, and a prof. in the MIT Dept. of Nuclear Science & Engineering. His research focuses on accelerating the development of magnetic fusion energy systems. He leads the SPARC project to demonstrate net fusion plasma energy gain and the Lab. for Innovations in Fusion Technology. He earned his B. Eng. from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD from the Université du Québec. He served as Dept. Head of MIT Nuclear Science & Engineering from 2015-2019 and has been a committee member on three NAS studies. He has published over 350 papers and has won numerous awards, including the IAEA Nuclear Fusion Prize (2013) and the Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award (2018).
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Dennis Whyte
Dir. of Plasma Science & Fusion, MIT