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Robert L. McCrory

Director Of The Laboratory For Laser Energetics
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Areas of expertise: Theoretical plasma and laser physics

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Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)
OMEGA Laser Facility
Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Robert McCrory


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Biography
Bob McCrory has made numerous contributions to inertial fusion beginning with his work on wavelength dependence of the hydrodynamic efficiency of laser-driven targets and hydrodynamic stability theory. He was awarded the 1995 Edward Teller Medal for his pioneering research and leadership in the use of lasers for controlled thermonuclear fusion. The Fusion Power Associates Board of Directors awarded him the 1996 Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership qualities in accelerating the development of fusion. The Board noted the key role he plays in the management councils of the national and international inertial confinement fusion communities and his important role in bringing an academic perspective to the national inertial confinement fusion program.