Enabling a future for fusion energy through research innovation
The Fusion Energy Division combines a diverse staff of nuclear scientists and engineers with the world-leading facilities of ORNL. FED experts are developing the understanding required for an attractive fusion energy source through domestic and international research efforts, pursuing near-term applications of plasma science and technology in support of national goals, and pursing advanced remote handling capabilities for hazardous environments.
The division consists of six research groups and oversight of the Material-Plasma Exposure Experiment. The collection of expertise and capabilities within FED allow for meeting vital research and development goals for various national fusion programs.