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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series: Spherical Tokamaks

Compact Spherical Tokamak – Rob Slade, Tokamak Energy

Monday 19th October, 1-2pm

Tokamak Energy is aiming to change the way the world generates power by developing a scalable fusion solution that will give the world an attractive new base-load power source that is plentiful, safe, cost effective, secure and clean. Their target is to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion as an energy source by 2030. Rob Slade, Director of Technology Development, will give a talk on the ST-F1 with a focus on the high temperature superconducting magnet technology.

Rob Slade, Director, Technology Development, Tokamak Energy

After receiving a degree in Physics from Bristol University in 1986, Rob started work at Rolls Royce developing gas turbine instrumentation. An interest in electromagnetics led to employment at Oxford Instruments developing downhole NMR instruments using permanent magnets, then high field NMR using superconducting magnets and dynamic nuclear hyperpolarization methods.

After a spell a Siemens Magnet Technology developing whole body MRI, he moved to New Zealand where he developed an extremity MRI scanner using High Temperature Superconducting coil technology. In 2016 he returned to the UK to develop HTS magnet technology for plasma confinement in fusion devices.

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Registration and hosting of the webinar is via the Institute of Physics.

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series

The UK Government has recently announced a £40m investment to bring forward next generation nuclear energy technology. These “Advanced Modular Reactors” (AMRs) have the potential to unlock new applications for nuclear technology in the carbon-neutral economy of the future – going beyond grid electricity to include the supply of heat, production of Hydrogen, power to communities and industries in remote parts of the world and supporting intermittent renewable supply by storing energy.

In this series of Webinars we will hear from the companies developing the technology – the three projects selected for BEIS funding and Moltex Energy who are forging ahead with first deployment in Canada.

You can register for the other webinars in this series via our events listing: southwestnuclearhub.ac.uk/events

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