It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of General Guillermo Velarde, Founder and President of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion of Madrid, on January 12th, 2018. On behalf of the whole IB Consultancy Team, we send our deepest condolences to General Velarde’s family, friends and his colleagues at the Institute of Nuclear Fusion.
Over the last five years, we had the honor of welcoming General Velarde at numerous NCT Events in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The attendance by and collaboration with General Velarde always added value to the experience of the other participants, as well as the quality of the conferences. His inspiration and leadership in science contributed significantly to the mission of making this world a safer and more secure place.
General Velarde had a very successful career as a General in the Spanish Air Force that led him to become the President of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion of Madrid. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering, he acted as Director of the Division of Technology of the former Spanish Atomic Energy Commission. In 1982, he founded the Institute of Nuclear Fusion and in 1998 he received the Prize Archie H. Harms for his work in emerging nuclear energy systems.
General Guillermo Velarde will be greatly missed by us here at IB Consultancy along with those closest to him.
Rest in peace General Velarde,
The IBC Team