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Canadian Workshop on Fusion Energy Science and Technology



On August 30, 2013, we will be hosting the Canadian Workshop on Fusion Energy Science and Technology (CWFEST-2013), on the north campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario, about 30 minutes east of Toronto.

This workshop is co-sponsored by both the CNS and IEEE-Canada, and is being held in conjunction with the SEGE’13 conference (Smart Energy Grid Engineering).

Room ERC 2056 in the ERC Building has been chosen.  It is a bit small, really suitable for only 60 people or less.  We are looking into getting a larger room that is close by, and we will put updated information on both the CNS and SEGE’13 websites.

We will have 4 speakers in the morning, and 5 or 6 speakers in the afternoon, representing a diverse representation of knowledge and expertise in Canada and abroad.

Registration fees are very low ($50, with discounts for students and CNS/IEEE members).

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in attending. The following speakers have been confirmed for speaking on the topic of  Fusion Energy Science and Technology

• Dr. Henry Xianjun Zheng, Chief Scientist, HOPE Innovations Inc., Mississauga, ON
– Fusion using focal region of multiple high current plasma beams.
• Mr. Michael Delage, VP, General Fusion, Burnaby, BC.
– Acoustically-Driven Magnetized Target Fusion.
• Professor Robert Fedosejevs, Depart. Elec./Comp. Engineering, U. Alberta
– Laser Inertial Confinement Fusion – Advanced Ignition Techniques.
• Professor Chijin Xiao, Department of Physics, University of Saskatchewan
– Magnetic Fusion and Tokamak Devices
• Mr. Pat Carle, Department of Physics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
– Plasma Diagnostics in Fusion Energy Research.
• Dr. Hamid Shahani, President, Norax Canada, Saint-Romuald, QC
– Engineering Issues in Fusion Reactor Design and Alternative Concepts.
• Mr. Richard Barnes, ANRIC Enterprises Inc., Toronto, ON
– Development of Standards in Fusion Reactor Technology.
• Dr. Hugh Boniface / Dr. Sam Suppiah, AECL – Chalk River Laboratories, ON
– Tritium Handling Technologies.
• Dr. Andrew Davis, Engineering Physics Department, University of Wisconsin
– International Perspectives on Fusion Energy Development
• Other speakers to be recruited (TBD), potentially from :
– Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Licensing Issues for Fusion Reactor Facilities




Professor Hossam Gaber (UOIT), Dr. Blair P. Bromley (AECL/CRL)


University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Oshawa, L1H 7K4
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