M-Turnyanskiy_150 Dr. Mikhail Turnyanskiy

  EUROfusion Workpackage Manager

  EUROfusion Program Management Unit



Short Bio

Mikhail Turnyanskiy is the Medium Size Tokamaks (MST) facilities enhancement manager and responsible officer for a number of work packages in the EUROfusion consortium Programme Management Unit. Prior to his current deployment he worked in various roles as the Senior Physicist and Project Manager in EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement) and CCFE/UKAEA Fusion. He has joined UKAEA fusion team in 1998 working on MAST, COMPASS-D and START tokamaks with main interest in plasma diagnostics (active expert on ITER diagnostic design review panels), fast ion physics and recently in advanced divertor configurations. He graduated with MSc degree in Nuclear Physics from St. Petersburg Technical University (Russia) in 1993 and was awarded PhD from University of Essex (England) in 1998 for plasma physics and diagnostics studies on START tokamak.

Presentation Title: EU Strategy to Fusion Power


Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme to date. The European fusion research programme for Horizon 2020 is outlined in the “Roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy” and published in 2012 [1]. As part of it, the European Fusion Consortium (EUROfusion) has been established and will be responsible for implementing this roadmap through its members. The European fusion roadmap sets out a strategy for a collaboration to achieve the goal of generating fusion electricity by 2050. It is based on a goal-oriented approach with eight different missions covering three periods, – the present European Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020, the years 2021-2030 and the time between 2031 and 2050. For each mission, it reviews the current status of research, identifies open issues, proposes a research and development programme and estimates the required resources. The Fusion Roadmap is tightly connected to the schedule of ITER, the key facility of the roadmap which is expected to achieve most of the important milestones on the path to fusion power. Thus, the vast majority of resources proposed for Horizon 2020 are dedicated to ITER and its accompanying experiments. The second period is focussed on maximising ITER exploitation and on preparing the construction of a demonstration power plant DEMO, which will for the first time supply fusion electricity to the grid. Building and operating DEMO is the subject of the last roadmap phase. A summary of the main aims of the Fusion Roadmap missions, the EUROfusion consortium strategy to set up an efficient Work Breakdown Structure and examples of collaborative efforts to address these challenges will be presented.
[1] F. Romanelli et al., Fusion Electricity – A roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy, European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) 2012, ISBN 978-3-00-040720-8

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