© 2019 by Titans of Nuclear. Produced by the Energy Impact Center: www.energyimpactcenter.org

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Phil’s background in nuclear engineering and personal journey in the nuclear field

  • Phil’s work as Director of Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems at Oak Ridge

  • A deep dive into spallation and how it occurs

  • The Spallation Neutron Source

  • The process of conceptualization to commissioning for SPN

  • The evolution of the fusion industry over the last 40 years

  • Requirements and inherent challenges in achieving fusion

  • Different types of pellets and their uses

  • Strategies for mitigating damage to the wall of the fusion reactor vessel

  • The ITER Home Fusion Experiment

  • Challenges in developing fusion across both national science approaches and private fusion companies

Phil Ferguson

Director of Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems, Oak Ridge National Labs