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07:30 08:30 01:00 Registration open for short courses. Light refreshments
08:30 18:00 09:30 Short courses (see programme), includes lunch and light refreshments  
12:00 19:30 07:30 Registration open for exhibitors and delegates
12:45 17:15 04:30 Tour of Culham (to/from Conference Venue). All those taking a tour of Culham will need to allow time to register for the conference before getting on the bus
18:00 20:00 02:00 Complimentary drinks reception at Examination Schools
Start End Length South Writing School North Writing School (larger sessions will be streamed into this room) East Writing School
08:00     Open for registration tea/coffee and Danish pastries
09:00 09:40 00:40  Opening Ceremonies    
09:40 10:20 00:40 Plenary – Update on ITER achievements, challenges, and path to operations; Kathryn McCarthy, ORNL  
10:20 11:05 00:45 Break (tea/coffee/biscuits) and posters
      SESSION – Divertors and PFC (1) SESSION – Operation/Maintenance, Remote handling and Power supplies SESSION – Tritium, Fuelling, Exhaust, and Vacuum Systems (1)
11:05 11:35 00:30 Invited: Engineering Challenges of Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) Steady-State High Heat Flux Components; Aftab Hussain, ORNL Invited: ITER Hot Cell Facility and Remote Handling, Magnus Gohran, ITER Invited: Overview of UNITY blanket testing station; Santori Konishi, Kyoto Fusioneering
11:35 11:55 00:20 B 66 – A full-field validation study of a DEMO divertor monoblock under high-heat-flux conditions; Adel Tayeb, UKAEA J 476 – ITER Remote handling systems testing and commissioning developments; Emmanuel Brau, ITER Organization L 93 – The Fuel Cycle Simulator of the EU-DEMO Fuel Cycle; Jonas Schwenzer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
11:55 12:15 00:20 B 231 – STEP Divertor – Architecture, Integration and Technology Development Plans; Alan Barth, UKAEA J 74 – Implementation and future designs of a collaborative robot inside the DIII-D tokamak; Karl Schultz, General Atomics L 213 – STEP Fuel Cycle Development Activities for a Compound Cryopump to Separate Tritium from Seeding Impurities for Recycle to the Tokamak; Antulio Tarazona, UKAEA
12:15 12:35 00:20 B 456 – The long-pulse and impurity seeding experiments under the EAST Quasi-snowflake configurations; Kai Wu, Institute Of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences J 167 – Preliminary remote handling analysis and validation of the electrical connectors bridge for the IFMIF-DONES High Flux Test Module; Gabriele Benzoni, Politecnico di Milano L 313 – Irradiation Effects on Tritium Transport in Aluminide-coated Stainless Steel; David Senor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
12:35 12:55 00:20 B 75 – In situ growth and replenishment of PFC coatings with real-time material injection for enhanced steady-state plasma operation; Florian Effenberg, PPPL J 379 – Automated Solution for Remote Superbolt Servicing of ITER Port-Plug Flanges in Engineering Practice; Kaiqiang Zhang, UKAEA L 318 – The conundrum of fuelling fusion without fission; Thomas Scott, University of Bristol
12:55 14:55 02:00 Lunch and Poster Session
14:55 15:35 00:40 Plenary – Fusion Energy’s Apollo – How STEP plans to stimulate a new industry for a new technology; Paul Methven, UKAEA  
15:35 16:20 00:45 Break (tea/Coffee/traybake) and posters
      SESSION – Next Step Devices, DEMOs, Power Plants & socio-economic studies (1) SESSION – Blankets and Tritium Breeding SESSION – Safety, Regulation and neutronics 
16:20 16:50 00:30 Invited: Developing a fast, low-cost, and repeatable system to decarbonise the global coal fleet with fission and fusion by 2050; Kirsty Gogan, TerraPraxis Invited: CHIMERA Facility Overview, Construction Status and Challenges Overcome; Tom Barrett, UKAEA Invited: Overview on Safety Regulation for Fusion; Sehila M Gonzalex de Vicente, CATF
16:50 17:10 00:20 E 628 Next-step low-aspect-ratio tokamak design studies at PPPL; Jonathan Menard, PPPL  D 449 – DEMO Breeding Blanket R&D in Japan: Its Progress, Issues, and Prospects for Development with TRL Criteria Definition; Hiroyasu Tanigawa, National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology F 395 – The UK Government’s plans for fusion regulation; Edward Lewis-Smith, UK Government – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
17:10 17:30 00:20 E 264 – The integrated STEP Prototype Powerplant; Jonathan Keep, UKAEA D 621 – Optimal Use of Beryllides for Fusion Reactor Blankets; Paul Humrickhouse, ORNL F 95 – Fusion Design Codes & Standards: ASME BPVC Section III Division 4; Thomas P. Davis, Oxford Sigma Ltd
17:30 17:50 00:20 E 371 – Overview of Progresses on CFRAT project; Jiangang Li, Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS D 429 – Design status and R&D activities for the Supercritical CO2 Cooled Lithium-Lead Blanket of CFETR; Songlin Liu, Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) F 417 – Environmental and Safety Studies for Advanced Fusion Energy Systems: the ESSENTIAL approach; Massimo Zucchetti, Poltecnico di Torino
17:50 18:10 00:20 D 209 – Catalysing development of commercial fusion industry through investment in the UK STEP Programme; Dan Wolff, UKAEA D 368 – Simulation of Helium Flow Visualization Apparatus for Studies of Blanket Cooling in Fusion Reactors; Yuqiao Fan, ORNL F 622 – OpenMC: A one-stop-shop for fusion neutronics;  Ethan Peterson, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
18:15 19:45 01:30 Walking tour of Oxford – departs from the Conference venue
19:30 22:00 02:30 Women in Fusion Dinner – off-site at the Randolph Hotel
Start End Length South Writing School North Writing School (larger sessions will be streamed into this room) East Writing School
08:00     Open for registration tea/coffee and Danish pastries
08:30 09:00 00:30 Award talk – 40 years of High Heat Flux Engineering: A Career Perspective; Dennis Youchison, Fusionex LLC  
09:00 09:40 00:40 Plenary – Digital twin development  of Virtual Tokamak Platform; JM Kwon, Korean Institute of Fusion Energy  
09:40 10:25 00:45 Break (tea/coffee/biscuits) and posters
      SESSION – Tokamak and Non-tokamak Fusion Experiments (1) SESSION – Materials (1) SESSION –  Diagnostics and Instrumentation (1)
10:25 10:55 00:30 Invited: The DIII-D National Fusion Facility, supporting ITER and the Reactor Path; George Sips, General Atomics Invited: Plasma facing materials and related test facilities and requirements for material and component qualification; Dr Gerald Pintsuk, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH Invited: Variable-Radii-Spiral Optics for X-Ray Spectroscopy: Dramatically Improved Performance Through Complex Shaping and Advanced Fabrication, Novimir Pablant, PPPL
10:55 11:15 00:20 H 119 – JET: 40 successful years of fusion research; Fernanda Rimini, UKAEA G 373 -Overview of Operational Results from Helium and Hydrogen PMI with Li-based surfaces in HIDRA, Daniel Andruczyk, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign C 101 – Time-resolved multi-kilovolt electron and ion temperature measurements of field reversed configuration plasmas; David Kirtley, Helion
11:15 11:35 00:20 H 12 – New TF/OH Magnet Bundle Design for the NSTX-Upgrade Fusion Device; Dang Cai, PPPL G 69 – Finer-scale residual stress characterisation in laser-welded Eurofer97 steel for fusion plant; Tan Sui, University Of Surrey C 187 – Gas Raman: The Detection of Fuel Cycle Gas; Jessica Gabb, IS Instruments
11:35 11:55 00:20 H 219 – An overview of the Demo4 spherical tokamak HTS magnet system in construction at Tokamak Energy; Graham Dunbar, Tokamak Energy Ltd G 481 – Characterisation of Deposition Layers and Void Formation in the JET divertor with the ITER-Like Wall; Robert Kerr, University of Oxford C 246 Recent innovation in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in-situ extreme micromechanical tests for nuclear fusion; Nicholas Randall, Alemnis AG
11:55 12:15 00:20 H 335 – Translating Physics Limits to Millimeters;  Simon McIntosh, ITER Organization G212 – IVC materials: Full-field deformation mechanics for multi-scale performance assessments; Dr Allan Harte, UKAEA C 290 – Initial operation of the scintillator-based Fast-Ion Loss Detector rotary and reciprocating system in MAST-U; Juan F Rivero Rodriguez, UKAEA
12:15 14:15 02:00 Lunch and Poster Session
14:15 14:55 00:40 Plenary – Recent EAST experimental results and CRAFT R&D progress for CFETR in China; Prof Yuntao Song/Prof Jiangang Li
14:55 15:35 00:40 Plenary – Strategy and progress of JA DEMO development Yoshiteru Sakamoto, National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology
15:35 16:20 00:45 Break (tea/Coffee/traybake) and posters
      SESSION – Next Step Devices, DEMOs, Power Plants & socio-economic studies (2) SESSION –  Project Management, Systems Engineering and Virtual Engineering SESSION – MIXED session
16:20 16:50 00:30 Invited: Innovative concepts in the DTT Neutral Beam Injector; Piero Agostinetti, Consorzio RFX Invited: Status of Plant Construction in ITER Tokamak Complex Buildings, Ingo Kuehn, ITER Invited:  Spherical Tokamak Power Management; Stevie Wray,  UKAEA
16:50 17:10 00:20 E375 – Commonwealth Fusion Systems’ High-Field Path to Fusion Energy; Dan Brunner, CFS K 249 – Digitisation of Through Life Plant Information Management – From Scientific Experimentation to Operational Plant; Melvin Temple, Melvin I 421 – The ITER Plasma Control System architecture for First Plasma and beyond; Luca Zabeo, ITER Organization
17:10 17:30 00:20 E 153 – Magnetized Target Fusion at General Fusion; Michael Laberge, General Fusion K 251 – Recent developments in image-based simulation for fusion applications and a component batch case study tested at UKAEA’s HIVE facility; Llion Evans, Swansea University I 537 – Overview on the applicability of the ITER/NPP-like technologies to the DEMO Plant Electrical System and promising alternatives; Alberto Ferro, Consorzio RFX
17:30 17:50 00:20 E 191  Transitioning from Top-Down to Bottom-Up Cost Assessments in Fusion; Matthew Butcher, UKAEA K 543 – Digitising the Nuclear Sector: Towards a Data Exploitation Plan; Salvador Pacheco-Gutierrez, UKAEA D 406 – An alternate design to liquid metal blankets; Mohamad Abdallah, Tokamak Energy
17:50 18:10 00:20 E 100  Operational Plans for the SPARC Tokamak;  Alexander Creely,  Commonwealth Fusion Systems K 582 – Implementation of CFETR plasma control simulation verification platform; Heru Guo, Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences E 41 – Enriched Lithium for Tritium Breeding in Fusion Energy Devices – Technology and Supply Chain Development; Jamie Townes, UKAEA
18:15 19:45 01:30 Walking tour of Oxford – departs from the Conference venue
18:30 03:00 21:30 Your Professionals Reception – the Varisty Club
Start End Length South Writing School North Writing School (larger sessions will be streamed into this room) East Writing School
08:00     Open for registration tea/coffee and Danish pastries
08:30 09:00 00:30 Award talk – Closing the fusion technology gap of advanced plasma-facing materials for a fusion pilot plant and beyond; Jean Paul Allain, PSU  
09:00 09:40 00:40 Staus and prospects for fusion development in Europe; Gianfranco Federici, EUROfusion  
09:40 10:25 00:45 Break (tea/coffee/biscuits) and posters
      SESSION –  Divertors and PFC (2) SESSION –  Heating and current drive SESSION – Tritium, Fuelling, Exhaust, and Vacuum Systems (2)
10:25 10:55 00:30 Invited: Development of High Intensity Steady Neutron Sources HINEG; Dr Qi Yang Invited: Present status of SPIDER upgrades;  Diego Marcuzzi, Consorzio RFX Invited: Progress in maturation of critical technologies for the EU DEMO fuel cycle; Christian Day, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
10:55 11:15 00:20 B 403 – Advances in Liquid Metal Technology at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions at Illinois; David Ruzic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A 218 – European Gyrotron Development for Advanced Operation Regimes in Nuclear Fusion Experiments and in DEMO; Stefan Illy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology L 341 – Tritium Safety and Sensitivity Analysis of Tritium Extraction eXperiment (TEX) PbLi Loop Using MELCOR-TMAP; Matthew Eklund, Idaho National Laboratory
11:15 11:35 00:20 B 158 – Design, research and development of front-face remote handling targets for CFETR divertor; Tiejun Xu, ASIPP A 301 – Option-Engineering assessment of the STEP Heating and Current Drive System; Mark Henderson, UKAEA L 365 –  Experience and plans in the mitigation of helium leakage risks within the cryostat of ITER, the Achille’s heel of the super conducting tokamak; Robert Pearce, ITER Organization
11:35 11:55 00:20 B 377 – Erosion and global impurity transport from tungsten-coated, V-shaped small angle slot divertor in the DIII-D tokamak; Gregory Sinclair,General Atomics A 131 – Performance and Modulation Characteristics of a 120kV, 100A CW/Pulsed High Voltage Power Supply for Gyrotron Testing with Modulated Current; Simon Keens, Ampegon Power Electronics AG L 591 – Development of piston driven mechanical pellet launcher for hydrogen pellets; Dr Jyoti Shankar Mishra, Institute for Plasma Research , Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India 
11:55 12:15 00:20 B 462 – Medium Heat-Flux Cyclic Testing of EU-DEMO lattice limiter mock-up in HIVE facility; James Paterson, UKAEA A 532 – Designing new efficient mirror cooling for the transmission line of fusion reactor ECRH systems, based on Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces; Laura Savoldi, Dipartimento Energia “Galileo Ferraris”, Politecnico di Torino L 661 – Tritium Research at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Walter Shmayda, University of Rochester, Lab for Laser Energetics
12:15 14:15 02:00 Lunch and Poster Session
13:30 14:55 01:25 Satellite – Nuclear fusion: Talking about what’s beyond the science; EUROfusion, Socio-Economic Studies Group (Room 15)
14:15 14:55 00:40 Plenary – Wendelstein 7-X in the steady-state regime, Assembly, Commissioning and Operation; Prof Hans-Stephan Bosch, Max.Planck-Instut für Plasmaphysik
14:55 15:35 00:40 Plenary – The Global Fusion Industry in 2023 – An overview of the plans, timelines, and investment in commercial fusion;  Andrew Holland, Fusion Industry Association
15:35 16:20 00:45 Break (tea/Coffee/traybake) and posters
16:20 18:10 01:50 Private Fusion Panel session  
      Tokamak Energy – Warrick Matthews   
      General Fusion – Michel Laberge   
      Commonwealth Fusion Systems – Daniel Brunner   
      Hellion – David Kirtley     
      TAE – Artem Smirnov    
18:30 for 19:00 23:00 03:15 Gala Dinner – St Catherine’s College
Start End Length South Writing School North Writing School (larger sessions will be streamed into this room) East Writing School
08:00     Open for tea/coffee and Danish pastries
08:30 09:00 00:30 Plenary -Summary from Nonproliferation Workshop; Dr Michael Ford, PPPL  
09:00 09:40 00:40 Plenary – Current status of JT-60SA operation and future upgrade; Sam Davis, Fusion for Energy  
09:40 10:25 00:45 Break (tea/coffee/biscuits)
10:25 12:15 01:50 DEMO panel workshop  
      EU – Gianfranco Federici (F4E)  
      US – Richard Hawryluk (DOE)  
      Japan – Dr Yoshiteru Sakamoto (National Institute for Quantum Science and Technology  
      China – Professor Jiangang Li, ASSIP    
      Korea – Dr. Suk Jae Yoo, President of Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (KFE)  
12:15 13:30 01:15 Lunch
      SESSION – Tokamak and Non-tokamak Fusion Experiments (2) SESSION – Materials (2) SESSION –  Diagnostics and Instrumentation (2)
13:30 14:00 00:30 Invited: From Z to a Next Generation Pulsed Power Facility; Daniel B Sinars,  Sandia National Laboratories Invited: Status of Research on Lithium-6 Enrichment and Development of New Technology Using Ionic Conductor; Dt Kenji Morita, National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology Invited: Engineering Challenges ITER Diagnostics; Mike Walsh, ITER
14:00 14:20 00:20 H 331 – Recent Advancements in the DIII-D Plasma Control System;  Martin Margo, General Atomics G 647 – Small-Specimen Testing Technique Development for Fusion Materials Qualification and Design Rules Validation: Progress and Challenges; Yiqiang Wang, UKAEA C 374 – The Conceptual Design of DTT Diagnostics in Support to the Technical and Physical Programme; Dr Andrea Murari, DTT Scarl
14:10 16:00 01:50 Satellite – Next Steps to Global Fusion Partnerships; Kyoto Fusioneering, Fusion Industry Association (FIA), Fusion for Future (
14:20 14:40 00:20 H 606 – Progress in the design and construction of DTT tokamak area;  Gian Mario Polli, DTT S.c.a r.l. and ENEA G 373 ITER In-vessel Coils Conductor Manufacturing and Irradiation testing program; Anna Encheva, ITER Organisation C 488 – Solving engineer challenges for multi-energy soft and hard x-ray imaging
  diagnostics for long-pulse (1000 s) profile measurements at WEST; Luis Delgado-Aparicio, PPPL
14:40 15:00 00:20 H 87 – Results from the Development Programme of the CHIMERA Heating System; Petros Efthymiou, UKAEA G 59 – US Requirements for Fusion Prototypic Neutron Source and Role of Computational Materials Modeling for Materials Qualification in Fusion Environment; Brian Wirth, University of Tennessee, Knoxville C 576 – Applications and Future Directions of CVD Diamond in Fusion Plasma Neutron Diagnostics; Tim Mollart, Element Six
15:00 15:20 00:20 H 110 – Fusion Magnet Quench Risk Increase With Radiation Damage; Jacob John, UKAEA G 326 – Materials and technology pathways for the ARC fusion power plant; Cody Dennett, Commonwealth Fusion Systems C 600 – Control, Data Acquisition and Communication at W7-X for the 2022/23 campaign (OP2.1); Axel Winter, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik
15:20 15:50 00:30 Break (tea/Coffee/traybake)
15:50 16:30 00:40  Plenary – Target gain at the National Ignition Facility; Alex Zylstra, NNLL  
16:30 17:10 00:40  Plenary – Technical and organisational challenges of the JET TT and DT operation; Dragoslav Ciric, UKAEA  
17:10 17:40 00:30 Closing ceromonies    
16:00 21:00 05:00 Tour of Culham (to/from Conference Venue)
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08:00 14:00 06:00 Tour of Culham (to/from Conference venue )
09:00 11:00 02:00 Oxford Walking tour (meet outside conference venue)  
12:30 16:30 04:00 Tour of Culham (to/from Conference venue )