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Fusion News: University of Rochester- Riccardo Betti Named Inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

Fusion News: University of Rochester- Riccardo Betti Named Inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

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Professor Riccardo Betti was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor at the University of Rochester. Robert L. McCrory was the director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetic (LLE) for three decades. Professor Betti is a leader in fusion energy research and conducts research in inertial confinement fusion and magnetic fusion. As reported by the University of Rochester in the article, “Riccardo Betti Named Inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor:”
“Riccardo is an internationally recognized leader in the domain of fusion energy research,” said Robert L. Clark, senior vice president for research and dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “It is very special for the University to have a scholar of his caliber be the inaugural holder of the Robert L. McCrory Professorship.”

“Professor Betti is an exceptionally talented scholar and I am honored with his appointment as the first scholar to occupy the Robert L. McCrory Professorship,” said McCrory, who also expressed his gratitude to Raymond J. Mayewski, M.D., professor of medicine and chief medical officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who was “instrumental in securing the funding for the McCrory Professorship from a grateful anonymous donor.” At the same ceremony, McCrory was himself named University Professor.