Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Status of magnetic fusion energy research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Dr. Stanley Milora


Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Weston Stacey


An overview is presented of the research and development conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Department of Energyís Office of Fusion Energy Sciences. These activities take advantage of the broad capabilities of the Laboratory overarching the science and technology issues represented by ORNLís fusion sciences core competencies: plasma theory and advanced computing, plasma enabling technologies, burning plasma-related experiments and deployment of enabling technologies, fusion materials science, and support of the U.S. contributions to the ITER Project. An emphasis is placed on developing solutions for the scientific and technological challenges facing the ITER burning plasma experiment and follow on facilities that must employ the high performance materials and components that are required for power production.


Dr. Stanley Milora is a Distinguished Research Staff Member in the Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He led ORNLís Fusion Energy Division and fusion program from 1999-2013 and has served as Director of the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences Virtual Laboratory for Technology since 2005. He is Chief Technologist for the U.S. ITER Project Office and is a member of the ITER Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Dr. Milora holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.