The physicist will be responsible for providing strategic vision and technical leadership for magnetic fusion programs in his new position, General Atomics said Friday.
Solomon joined the San Diego-based defense technology company in 2016 as deputy director for DIII-D, a national fusion research facility supported by the Department of Energy.
He also served as director of science and technology, helped develop the company’s long-range strategy for its MFE division and managed S&T and technology development initiatives under the energy group.
“A confluence of events has set the stage for rapid advances in fusion energy in the coming years, and I look forward to working with the team to secure an inspiring and rewarding future for everyone in MFE as we strive to make fusion energy a reality,” Solomon said.
He previously co-chaired the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics Community Planning Process and led the Long Range Planning Subcommittee of the Department of Energy’s Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.