Fusion Industry School Success

The first Fusion Industry School (FIS) was held at the University of York during 20-24 June, 2022. Over 30 delegates were welcomed by Prof Matthias Ruth, University of York pVC (Research), and enjoyed a stimulating set of presentations on a wide range of fusion science and technology issues that underpin the development of fusion as a commercial energy source. Prof Charlie Jeffery, VC of University of York, spoke at the dinner on the importance of fusion energy, and the importance of events like the Fusion Industry School for growing the supply chain as we progress into its industrialisation era. CDT students mixed with the delegates in a poster session, sharing their complementary experiences of working in academic and non-academic environments.

Feedback from the delegates was very positive, with 100% of them “Very satisfied” with the speakers, and all agreeing that FIS met their expectations.

“This school is essential for early and mid career scientists, engineers and regulators to grow a common understanding in a younger base of fusion expertise in the UK”, Justyn Crane (Optima Systems Consultancy Limited).

“It has given me a much broader understanding of fusion technologies and the issues raised.” Peter Williams (CRA Risk & Safety Consultancy)

FIS is organised jointly as a collaboration between the Fusion CDT and UKAEA, and we are now looking forward to the second week of this first event scheduled for 19-23 September, 2022 at Culham and University of Oxford.

Image above: Fusion Industry School delegates enjoy the drinks reception at Heslington Hall on the first day of the event.