Weston Monroe Stacey received two Certificates of Appreciation in 1981 and 1988 and a Distinguished Associate Award from the United States Department of Energy in 1990.
ATLANTA, GA, December 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Weston Monroe Stacey with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Stacey celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Stacey is a longtime Fuller E. Callaway of nuclear engineering and regents' professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Teaching on campus since 1977, during his tenure he also chaired the nuclear engineering and health physics program between 1986 and 1989. Since 1985, he has been serving as the director of the fusion research center. Guiding the graduate research of countless Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy students over the years, Dr. Stacey has developed and taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses in plasma physics, fusion and nuclear reactor physics, including Intro to Fusion Physics and Technology, Fusion Plasma Physics and Fusion Reactor Design.
An expert in nuclear engineering who has focused his research on plasma theory and the interpretation of plasma physics experiments, Dr. Stacey's more recent areas of study has focused on the physics of the tokamak edge pedestal and the physics of plasma rotation. Another major area of concentration has also been in the development of the concept of sub-critical fast reactors with fusion neutron sources for the transmutation of the transuranics in spent nuclear fuel.
Beginning in 1978, Dr. Stacey devoted an entire decade to serving as the vice chair of the International Atomic Energy Agency INTOR workshop that evolved into the current ITER project to build and operate internationally the first experimental fusion power reactor. Prior to his work in academia, he was an associate director of the applied physics division and director of the fusion power program at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago between 1969 and 1977. He also served as a manager for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady, New York, between 1966 and 1969 and as a nuclear design engineer between 1962 and 1964.
The author of more than 350 research papers, research monographs on reactor physics and 13 books on plasma physics, some of Dr. Stacey's recent works included "Nuclear Reactor Physics" in 2018, "Fusion Plasma Physics" in 2012 and "From Midway Church to Nuclear Fusion" in 2011. The impact of his research has been cited more than 6,000 times on ResearchGate and ISI Web of Science. He has also been interviewed multiple times by such organizations as the Economist and Science Illustrated. Furthermore, he has been an active presenter in his field, hosting more than 330 lectures all across the United States and abroad and has served as a consultant for several organizations, including the Grumman Aerospace Corp. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Stacey was also a visiting scientist for many years for the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego, California, and the Joint European Torus fusion experiment in England.
An elected fellow of the American Nuclear Society, Dr. Stacey served on the organization's board of directors from 1974 to 1977. He is also an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and longtime member of the American Society of Engineering Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, he notably served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps between 1959 and 1965. Dr. Stacey has held a Bachelor of Science in physics since 1959 and Master of Science in nuclear science since 1963 from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1966.
For his contributions as the vice chair of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Stacey received two Certificates of Appreciation in 1981 and 1988 and a Distinguished Associate Award from the United States Department of Energy in 1990. He later received a Research Award from Sigma Xi, a Distinguished Career Award from the Fusion Power Associates, as well as a Seaborg and Wigner Reactor Physicist Award from the American Nuclear Society. Earning over $11 million in grant money to fund his research, Dr. Stacey has also been showcased in more than 40 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Stacey has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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