Schedule

The school consists of lectures, networking sessions, panel discussions and Q&As and will also include a visit to the UK’s fusion facilities at Culham Science Centre, as well as the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Rotherham. The first week in York will focus on the underpinning fusion science and technology. The second week in Oxford, will build on this first week, focussing more on the engineering applications, as well as societal impact. Both weeks will include a welcome reception and a dinner covered by the registration fee.

York Week 1 – 20th – 24th June

Lectures will take place at the Debye Lecture Theatre at the York Plasma Institute, University of York, with the dinner planned to take place on the evening of Tuesday 21st June at Malmaison in York. The provisional schedule for the week is outlined below:

Week 1: York
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:30 Arrival The Tokamak
Garry Voss, UKAEA
Tokamak Operational Scenarios
Fernanda Rimini, UKAEA
Plasma Heating and Current Drive Systems
Liz Surrey, Former Head of Technology, UKAEA
Nuclear/neutronics Analysis of Fusion Systems
Lee Packer, UKAEA
10:30-11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:00-12:30 Fusion Energy: the conditions & approaches
Howard Wilson, University of York
Inertial Confinement Fusion
Nigel Woolsey, University of York, Nick Hawker, CEO, First Light Fusion
Diagnostics and Control
Hartmut Zohm, Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics
Fuelling a tokamak
Rachel Lawless, UKAEA
Digital Approaches to Design in Fusion
Andrew Davis, UKAEA
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Closing Lunch
13:30-15:00 Plasma Physics for Fusion Industry
Nick Walkden, Fraser Nash
International Fusion Landscape
Steve Cowley, PPPL (US)
Visit – NAMRC, AMRC, UKAEA-Yorkshire Plasma Exhaust and divertor design in Tokamaks
Jan Coenen, FZ Juelich
Depart
15:00-15:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
15:30-17:00 Materials Science for Fusion Industry
Amy Gandy, University of Sheffield
Meet the Experts: International perspective

Aneeqa Khan, University of Manchester, Jiangang Li, ASIPP,  Steve Cowley, PPPL (US) & Alain Becoulet, ITER and Hartmut Zohm, IPP Garching

Visit – NAMRC, AMRC, UKAEA-Yorkshire Delegate Networking with each other and students
Welcome reception Dinner

 Oxford & Culham Week 2 – 19th – 23rd September

The second week will start at Culham Science Centre with an introduction and reminder of fusion energy concepts, before visiting the UKAEA research facilities. Transport will be arranged between Culham and Oxford on the Monday and Tuesday, which will be hosted by UKAEA at its Culham site. The rest of the week will be spent at Keble College at the University of Oxford. The provisional schedule for the week is outlined below:

Week 2: Culham Oxford
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00-10:30 Arrival Materials Technology for Fusion
Aneeqa Khan, University of Manchester
David Armstrong, University of Oxford
Breeding blanket design
Sam Murphy, University of Lancaster
Fusion Waste and waste management
Mark Gilbert, UKAEA
Systems Integration
Chris Waldon, UKAEA
10:30-11:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:00-12:30 Introduction to Fusion & Tokamaks
Ian Chapman, CEO, UKAEA
Magnets and Magnet Technology
Susie Speller, University of Oxford
Manufacturing for Fusion
Lee Aucott, UKAEA
System and Plant Maintenance
Rob Skilton, UKAEA
Fusion Powerplant safety and Regulation
(TBC)
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Closing Lunch
13:30-15:00 Visit Culham Site Heating and Current Drive Technology
Liz Surrey, Former Head of Technology, UKAEA
Socio-economics of Fusion Energy
Prof Niek Lopes Cardozo, Technical University of Eindhoven
Remote Applications
Barry Lennox, University of Manchester
Depart
15:00-15:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
15:30-17:00 Visit Culham Site Tritium and fuelling technologies
Damian Brennan, UKAEA
Meet the Experts: Fusion Commercialisation 

Paul Methven, UKAEA, STEP, David Kingham, Tokamak Energy, and Nick Hawker, First Light Fusion

Delegate Networking with each other and students
Welcome reception Dinner

Further information and biographies of the Fusion Industry School speakers are available here.