Presenter: Dr. Susan Hockfield
"As the associate director of research, development, and utilization at the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, our first awardee helped redirect the lab’s mission at a critical moment. Just as its existing program in medical and biological research was being phased out, she had the vision to see emerging opportunities in the field of nuclear materials. She took the initiative to build a team at MIT capable of supporting highly sophisticated research, which led to significant growth in the use of the reactor for in-core experiments. She also reached out to colleagues across the country, enabling MIT to take on an important role as partner of the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility, a program strongly supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. In setting the Nuclear Reactor Lab on the path to vibrant future, she has also helped to ensure that MIT will continue to attract the best graduate students in nuclear engineering."
"For your Innovative Solutions, congratulations Lin-wen Hu.”