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Outstanding Service Award
Abilene Christian University
"for his support for the mission of ACU, the Department of Engineering and Physics, the NEXT Lab, and his humanitarian efforts.”
Dr. David Halbert is a highly deserving recipient of the Outstanding Service Award because of his support for the mission of ACU, the Department of Engineering and Physics, the NEXT Lab, and his humanitarian efforts. As a retired surgeon, Dr. Halbert has been finding ways to care for the poor of the world. His quest to address root causes of extreme poverty globally led him to research clean, safe, and affordable energy sources. After understanding the promise of advance molten salt reactors, he was instrumental in forming the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) lab. Dr. Halbert was the first to contribute funds to the project and continues to serve on the NEXT advisory board. Dr. Halbert has even written a book promoting and explaining the technology in laymen’s terms. This service is instrumental in helping the public better understand the benefits of advanced nuclear power. We thank David for his support and service.