Plenary and Invited Talks

From the Technical Program Committee:

The 2013 Symposium on Fusion Engineering comes at a time of heightened interest worldwide in planning the steps toward fusion energy. This conference will help to advance the international technical discussion concerning the engineering of current projects such as ITER and NIF, but also of next-step programs and facilities on the roadmap to the realization of fusion. We are pleased that so many distinguished experts from the world fusion community have agreed to anchor the agenda with plenary and invited talks on topics at the forefront of fusion engineering.  We hope that the community will further strengthen the conference with excellent contributed papers.

Hutch Neilson
Chair, Technical Program Committee

Plenary Talks

Dr. Carlos Alejaldre
ITER
Lessons learned from ITER licensing
Dr. Remmelt Haange
ITER
ITER Engineering Integration Challenges
Dr. Max Karasik
Naval Research Laboratory
Inertial Fusion Energy with Direct Drive and KrF Lasers
Prof. Thomas Klinger
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Wendelstein 7-X Construction and Research Directions
Dr. Gyung-Su Lee
National Fusion Research Institute
Korean Fusion Roadmap: K-DEMO Design and R&D Plan
Dr. Ed Moses
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
NIF Results and Future Plans
Dr. Francesco Romanelli
European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
EU Fusion Roadmap
Mr. Bill Spears
Fusion for Energy
JT60SA Construction and Research Directions
Dr. Mike Ulrickson
Sandia National Laboratory
Some Lessons Learned From the ITER In-vessel Component Design Process
Prof. Yuanxi Wan
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Design and Strategy for a CFETR

Invited Talks

Experimental Devices
Richard Buttery
General Atomics
DIII-D Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Shinsaku Imagawa
National Institute for Fusion Science
LHD Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Michel Laberge
General Fusion
Acoustic Magnetized Target Fusion
Jonathan Menard
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
NSTX/NSTX-U Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
William Morris
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
MAST/MAST-U Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Yeong-Kook Oh
National Fusion Research Institute
KSTAR Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Yuntao Song
Institute for Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
EAST Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Wolfgang Treutterer
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Real Time Control of Plasma Performance on ASDEX Upgrade and its Implications for ITER
Mickey Wade
General Atomics
DIII-D Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
Dennis Whyte
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alcator C-Mod Accomplishments/Plans in Support of Fusion Next-Steps
 
Fusion Development: R&D Facilities, Next Steps and Power Plants
Riccardo Betti
University of Rochester
Progress Toward Hydro-Equivalent Conventional Ignition and Shock Ignition for Direct Drive ICF
Gianfranco Federici
European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
EU DEMO Design and R&D Studies
Juan Knaster (presented by Mario Pérez)
IFMIF / EVEDA
IFMIF: Steps Toward Realization
Tony Taylor
General Atomics
Readiness / Risks for Fusion Next-Steps
Brian Wirth
University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Opportunities for Fusion Materials Science and Technology Research Now and During the ITER Era
 
Plasma-Material Interactions, First Wall, and Divertors
Osman El-Atwani
Purdue University
In-situ TEM Irradiation-Driven Damage on Nanostructured Tungsten Materials as Potential Future Burning Plasma Device PFC Surface Coatings
Arnold Lumsdaine
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
W7X High Heat-Flux Divertor Components
Guangnan Luo
Institute for Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tungsten-Copper Divertor Development for EAST
Rudolf Neu
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Tungsten Experiences in ASDEX Upgrade and JET
Alan Peacock
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
W7X High Heat-Flux Divertor System
David Ruzic
University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
Latest Developments on Liquid Li at UIUC and Recent Experiments in China
 
Chambers, Blankets, and Shields
Lorenzo Boccaccini
Karlsrühe Institue of Technology
Roles of EU TBMs on DEMO Power Extraction and Tritium
René Raffray
ITER
ITER Blanket Engineering Challenges and Solutions
 
Magnets
David Everitt
U.S. ITER
ITER Central Solenoid Design and R&D
Michael Kalish Princeton Plasma
Physics Laboratory
Design and Manufacturing Studies for ITER In-Vessel Coils
Steve Raftopoulos
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
NSTX Upgrade Magnet Design & Fabrication
John Smith
General Atomics
ITER CS Magnet Fabrication Issues
 
MFE Plasma Heating and Current Drive
Mark Henderson
ITER
ITER Heating and Current Drive Systems
Manfred Thumm
Karlsrühe Institue of Technology
Recent Advances in the Gyrotron Development Activities Worldwide
 
IFE Drivers
Thomas Awe
Sandia National Laboratory
Magnetically Driven Implosions (MDIs) for Inertial Fusion Energy with Pulsed Power
 
MFE Plasma Fueling
Larry Baylor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pellet Injectors for Fueling, Disruption Mitigation, and ELM Control
Steve Combs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
A Review of Pellet Injection Technology and Applications
 
IFE Target Fabrication and Injection
Abbas Nikroo
General Atomics
Target Fabrication for Inertial Fusion Energy and for NIF
 
Exhaust and Vacuum Systems
Christian Day
Karlsrühe Institue of Technology
Exhaust Pumping of DT Fusion Devices – Current State-of-the-Art and a Potential Roadmap to a Power Plant
 
Tritium Processing, Breeding and Containment
Walter Shmayda
University of Rochester
Evaluation of Tritium Capture Systems
Scott Willms
ITER
ITER Fuel Cycle
 
Power Supply Systems
Charles Neumeyer
U.S. ITER
ITER Power Supply Innovations and Advances
Diagnostics, Data Acquisition, Control and Protection
Andreas Werner
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Cutting Edge Concepts for Control and Data Acquisition for Wendelstein 7-X
Fabrication, Assembly, Maintenance, and Availability
Ken Blackler
ITER
ITER Assembly, Maintenance, and Availability
Torsten Brauer
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
W7-X Precision Metrology
Doug Loesser
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
ITER Diagnostic First Wall Design
Carlo Sborchia
ITER
Design and Manufacture of the ITER Vacuum Vessel
 
Safety & Environmental Engineering
Gyunyoung Heo
Kyung Hee University
Korean Activities on Fusion Safety
Susana Reyes
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
IFE Safety
 
Systems Engineering & Project Management
Tom Anklam
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
IFE Systems Engineering
Victor Bykov
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Numerical Modeling in the Construction of Wendelstein 7-X
Olaf Neubauer
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Engineering Approaches to Numerical Modeling in the Development Process of Complex Structures for Fusion Devices