Rapp recognized as a fellow of American Nuclear Society

26 June 2020

Juergen Rapp, a distinguished R&D staff scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Fusion Energy Division in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, has been named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of nuclear science and technology. 

The society recognizes Rapp “for technical leadership in fusion plasma surface interactions, including the development of impurity seeding to mitigate fusion power exhaust, and in the development of experimental facilities for studying plasma surface interactions at Magnum-PSI (Netherlands) and proto-MPEX (USA).”

He is a chief scientist on the Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment. In recognition of his leadership of the facility and for his work in power exhaust and plasma material interactions in fusion, he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2017.

Rapp joined the Lab in 2011 where he began developing the MPEX project. Prior to ORNL, he worked at the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; the Joint European Torus at Culham, UK; and the Research Center in Juelich, Germany.