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Fusion - powering the future?

Come and learn all the latest on Nuclear Fusion … Bringing the Sun Down to Earth!

With concerns over climate change increasing, the hunt for alternative sources of energy has never been more important.  The UK Atomic Energy Authority, based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, is playing a leading role in developing a new source of energy – nuclear fusion. 

Fusion of hydrogen nuclei is the process that powers the Sun – harnessing this on Earth offers a clean, abundant and safe source of electricity.  UKAEA operates JET, the world’s largest fusion experiment on behalf of European partners and also has it’s own more compact fusion experiment – MAST Upgrade.  It also has vibrant technology programmes in robotics, materials, fuel breeding an component testing – all key challenges for future fusion power stations.

They should be starting up in the next thirty years – harnessing the power of the Sun for all of us here on Earth!


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


12 Jun 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 06/12/2019 18:00 06/12/2019 21:00 Fusion - powering the future? Covering what fusion is, the present status of research into the science and technology of putting fusion on the grid and future plans. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


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Dr Joe Milnes

Dr Joe Milnes

JET Operating Contract Senior Manager - Culham Science Centre, UK Atomic Energy Authority

After receiving his Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2000, Dr Joseph Milnes joined the Neutral Beam Division as a graduate Mechanical Engineer.  He rose to become Head of the Engineering Design Unit within the Central Engineering team at UKAEA.

In 2012, he was appointed the MAST Upgrade project leader – steering this complex project through the whole of the procurement and construction phase.  With construction recently ending, Joseph has recently been appointed the senior JET Operation manager for UKAEA.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.


18:00  Arrival and registration

18:30  Lecture begins

19:30  Q&A

20:00  Networking reception

21:00  Close