Fusion Frontiers Week returns to the YPI!

The Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop took place at York Plasma Institute (YPI) from 25 to 29 April 2022. This annual workshop explores the frontiers of fusion research and the interfaces with related disciplines and features presentations from world-class international fusion scientists. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Fusion Frontiers workshop was held online via Zoom in 2020 and 2021. It was fantastic to see all the Fusion CDT cohorts back together at YPI, enjoying a great week of learning, collaborating (and socialising!).

Our thanks go to this year’s speakers:

Gilles Cartry, Aix-Marseille University
Jenny Cane, UKAEA – STEP project
Sophia Henneberg, Max Planck Institut für PlasmaPhysik – Garching
Thomas Puetterich, Max Planck Institut für PlasmaPhysik – Garching
Llion Evans, Swansea University
Detlev Reiter, Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Zulfikar Najmudin, Imperial College London
Annie Kritcher, US National Ignition Facility (NIF)
Tony Donne, EUROfusion
Annemie Bogaerts, University of Antwerp.

When the speakers finished on Wednesday lunchtime, the Fusion CDT students then led their own conference for the rest of the week. This student conference was organised by a committee of volunteers. The programme included; talks given by the Fusion CDT students about their research, a poster presentation session, an ED&I workshop and dinner at a restaurant in York.

The poster session on Thursday afternoon was judged by Professor Roddy Vann (Fusion CDT Programme Director), Laura Wheatley, Bob Davies and Liam Douglas Mann. After much deliberation, the winner of this year’s poster prize was Nour Hammoud with her poster titled “Impact of Simultaneous W Deposition and He Plasma Exposure On Mechanical Properties of Tungsten“. You can view the winning poster here – congratulations Nour.

We are already looking forward to Frontiers Week 2023!

Image above: Fusion CDT Students in the Debye Lecture Theatre, York Plasma Institute on the final day of the student conference.