November 7, 2023
Dennis Whyte, the Hitachi America Professor of Engineering in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, came to MIT in 2006 and has been director of the PSFC since 2015. Over the past nine years, the number of students at the PSFC has grown tremendously, as have the types of partnerships and breadth of research. After stepping down at the end of 2023, Whyte plans to focus on teaching, research, and entrepreneurship at the PSFC. The Vice President of Research is forming a search committee to identify the PSFC's next leader; if a new director isn’t selected by 2024, an Interim Director will be appointed.