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Richard J. Thome

RJ Thome Consulting Services, LLC
Award Recipient

For continuing and significant contributions in the field of large scale applications of superconductivity, in particular:

  • for his supportive work on understanding cryogenic stabilization; for his contribution to the understanding of electromagnetic forces and stresses in the design of large magnet structures;
  • for his project work on magnetic confinement fusion, MHD power generation, magnetic levitation, launchers, and ship propulsion;
  • for his leadership of the ITER magnet design team in its early stages; and 
  • for his contributions to the education and mentoring of many engineers in superconducting technology and magnet system engineering, while working for General Atomics, MIT, Magnetic Corporation of America, and the AVCO Everett Research Laboratory.