UKAEA CEO Professor Ian Chapman has today been named as a finalist in the prestigious 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
The annual awards, organised by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences, recognise innovative discoveries in a range of fields from microbubble engineering to the discovery of new planets; fossil dating to nuclear fusion.
Whilst Professor Chapman was personally delighted with the award, he was keen to see the bigger picture: “I know this is a cliché, but I do genuinely see this as an award for UKAEA,” he explained. “I think this recognition reflects the increased interest in, and awareness of, fusion. I am sure it will result in an ever-wider group of stakeholders being made aware of the transformative nature of what we are trying to achieve here at Culham.”