11th ITER International School

View the AGENDA here.

Congratulations to the poster prize winners

The judges were extremely impressed by the overall quality of the posters. This made the process of identifying winners very difficult, and of ordering them first-second-third impossible. Below is our best effort at identifying the best of the best:

Tuesday afternoon poster session winners

Giacomo Dose (University of Rome)

Reducing the thermal stresses inside the PFCs using FGMs: a methodological analysis

Alvin Garcia (UC Irvine)

Conceptual design of DIII-D experiments to diagnose the lifetime of spin polarized fuel

Brian Leard (Lehigh University)

Hybrid Model Predictive Control for Plasma Regulation Incorporating Pulse-Width-Modulation Dynamic Constraints Arising in Neutral Beam Injection

Thursday afternoon poster session winners

Laura Dittrich (KTH Royal Inst of Tech)

Accelerator-Based Quantification and Depth Profiling of Hydrogen Isotopes and Impurity Atoms in Wall Materials From Controlled Fusion Devices

Rebecca Masline (UC San Diego)

Energy and particle balance during plasma detachment in alternative divertor configurations

Simon Van Mulders (EPFL)

Full-discharge simulation and optimization with the RAPTOR code, from AUG to ITER and DEMO

Are you a graduate student, post-doc, or early career scientist or engineer working in fusion? If your answer is "yes" to any of these then IIS2022 is for you!

Your research area doesn't need to be scenarios and control for this to be an interesting and educational experience.


The 11th ITER International School will be held from July 25-29, 2022, hosted by the US Burning Plasma Organization, University of California San Diego's Center for Energy Research, and General Atomics.

It will take place on the UC San Diego campus at Atkinson Hall on the Engineering campus. More information can be found on our Venue page.

Geisel Library at UC San Diego

The subject of this year's school is "ITER plasma scenarios and control" with a scientific programme coordinated by Peter de Vries (ITER Organization), David Humphreys (General Atomics) and Chris Holcomb (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). As the start of ITER operation approaches, it is timely to address this challenging multidisciplinary topic: the development of integrated operating scenarios and required plasma control to facilitate the ITER goals, particularly for plasmas self-heated by fusion-born alpha-particles.

School Goals

The ITER International School aims to prepare young scientists and engineers for working in the field of nuclear fusion and in research applications associated with the ITER Project. The adoption of a "school" format was a consequence of the need to prepare future scientists and engineers on a range of different subjects and to provide them with a wide overview of the interdisciplinary skills required by ITER.

School History

The first ITER School was organized in Aix-en-Provence, France, in July 2007 and focused on turbulent transport in fusion plasmas. Nine successive schools have followed on a variety of subjects: magnetic confinement (Fukuoka, Japan, 2008); plasma-surface interactions (Aix-en-Provence, 2009); magneto-hydro-dynamics and plasma control (Austin, Texas (US), 2010); energetic particles (Aix-en-Provence, 2011); radio-frequency heating (Ahmedabad, India, 2012); high performance computing in fusion science (Aix-en-Provence, 2014); transport and pedestal physics in tokamaks (Hefei, China, 2016); physics of disruptions and control (Aix-en-Provence, 2017); and the physics and technology of power flux handling (Daejeon, Korea, 2019).

Find out more about past schools here.

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