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David Rasmussen Announced as General Meeting Speaker

Print Date: 5/24/2024 3:10:40 PM

Rasmussen to present: “Beyond the Headlines: A Path to Practical Fusion Power”

The National Board welcomes Dr. David Rasmussen as a General Session speaker for the 92nd General Meeting on May 13 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Rasmussen has been a plasma research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 1981 and is the senior advisor to the US International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (US ITER) project.

US ITER is responsible for providing US contributions to build the ITER tokamak fusion device, a 35-nation collaboration currently being assembled in France.

Dr. Rasmussen’s areas of research and responsibility have included fusion plasma heating and fueling systems. He has more than 40 years of fusion and plasma science experience in plasma measurements and the technology development needed for magnetic confinement fusion and other plasma technology applications.

Dr. Rasmussen received a Ph.D. in applied science, specializing in plasma physics, from the University of California at Davis where his graduate work was a study of inertial laser fusion, wave plasma interactions.

General Meeting information, including registration, is available HERE.