Programme 2024

Fusion Industry School 2024

The Fusion Industry School will run it’s third annual event in 2024.  The programme will include lectures, panel sessions and networking, and delegates attending the Oxford week will also be offered a site tour of the UKAEA national fusion facilities.

York: Monday 17th – Thursday 20th June 2024
Oxford: Monday 30th September – Thursday 3rd October 2024

The aim of the Fusion Industry School is to introduce you to the breadth of fusion energy. Thus, while the lectures will be technical, we will endeavour to ensure they are accessible to delegates from a range of backgrounds. Nevertheless, we anticipate that those with a physical sciences or engineering degree, or equivalent experience, will benefit most. No specific knowledge of fusion energy will be assumed. The programme is optimised for delegates attending both weeks, but you will still benefit if you are only able to attend one.

Panel Session 2023: Sabina Griffiths (ITER), Siwoo Yoon (Korea Institute of Fusion Energy), Hartmut Zohm (IPP Garching), Matt Hill (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

Planned Lecture Topics

We are in the process of confirming the programme for this year, please see a list of planned lecture topics below.  Please note these topics are not exhaustive and are subject to change. You can also view the programmes and speakers from previous lectures here: Previous Events

York Week – Monday 17th – Thursday 20th June 2024
(focus on fusion science and technology)

Click to view – Provisonal Schedule for York 2024


Oxford Week – Monday 30th September – Thursday 3rd October 2024
(focus on engineering applications)

The UK fusion programme in the international landscape
Materials Technology for Fusion
Tritium and Fuelling Technologies
Magnets and Magnet Technology
Manufacturing for Fusion
Breeding Blanket Design
System and Plant Maintenance
Socio-economics of Fusion Energy
Fusion Waste and Waste Management
Systems Integration
Site tour of the UKAEA national fusion facilities
Panel session – topic to be confirmed


The school is split into two sessions.  The first week in June will be in a York City Centre venue, hosted by University of York. The second week will be hosted by University of Oxford Materials Department and UKAEA and will include an afternoon at Culham Science Centre and four days at the University of Oxford.


The school fee is set at £1100 per person for each week (exempt from VAT), covering all aspects of the programme, such as refreshments and lunch each day, as well as the formal school dinner and reception. Note that this fee does not include accommodation and evening meals, other than the formal dinner. Any surplus funds will be used in support of future Fusion Industry School events, as well as to fund initiatives that support the ambitions of the Fusion CDT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy.