Aerial evening view of central Oxford, UK Licensed



The IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) is a biennial conference with a focus on fusion excellence. SOFE2023 will be held in Oxford and it is only the second time that it has taken place outside of the US, the first time it has been in Europe. The event will be hosted by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and aims to bring the global fusion community together.


UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is the national research organisation responsible for the development of fusion energy.  

UKAEA’s programmes include the MAST-Upgrade (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) fusion experiment and the JET(Joint European Torus) fusion research facility, operated for scientists from around Europe in Culham, Oxford. STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) is UKAEA’s ambitious programme to accelerate the delivery of fusion energy, with plans to deliver a prototype powerplant producing net electricity in the 2040s in Nottinghamshire. 

UKAEA also undertakes cutting edge work with academia, other research organisations and the industrial supply chain in a wide spectrum of areas, including robotics and materials. 


Dr Heather Lewtas
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Sponsorship and Exhibits Chair
Iain Forcer
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Janice Cleverly
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Technical Chair
Professor Mike Gorley
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Events and Logistics Chair
Kate Conway
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Mini courses
Dr. Daniel Andruczyk
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign