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Gerald Kulcinski

Gerald Kulcinski

Expert on the design of magnetic/inertial fusion reactors, nuclear materials, space technology, and environmental effects of nuclear energy

Associate dean for research, engineering; director, Fusion Technology Institute College of Engineering Work: 608-263-1601 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Fusion reactors, which will provide electrical energy for society in the mid-21st century, and now produce radioisotopes
  • Nuclear energy (fission and fusion) will solve many environmental problems associated with electricity generation
  • Valuable resources in space that could be helpful to society on the Earth


  • National Academy of Engineering, elected 1993
  • Hilldale Award in the Physical Sciences, 2009, and Grainger Professor Nuclear Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Member, NASA Advisory Council, 2005-2009
  • NASA Public Service Award, 1993
  • Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award, 1992
  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society, 1978