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Fusion Focused

Fusion Focused

By Ella Fox-Widdows
The Fusion Focused podcast aims to highlight inspiring experts within the Plasma Physics & Fusion Energy community, showcase the diverse careers available within the fusion field, talk with the guests about their scientific interests, and chat about why fusion is so cool!
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S1 E15: Dr Sam Gibson
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows chats with Dr Sam Gibson, a plasma Diagnostician at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, about her research using the motional stark effect diagnostic, Sam’s research collaborations in Australia and America and her research at CCFE going from an undergraduate summer intern to a plasma diagnostician! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
24:31
February 07, 2022
S1 E14: Dario Cruz
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dario Cruz, a PhD student at Ciemat, Madrid! Here you can listen to their conversation about Dario’s research into materials for fusion, his role as the Chair of the Student council of FuseNet, the barriers to commercial fusion, and Dario’s favourite city he’s lived in throughout his educational career!  Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
29:51
January 24, 2022
S1 E13: Dr Ana Koller
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Ana Koller, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching. Here you can listen to their chat about Ion cyclotron resonance heating, decency within the fusion community, fusion education in the Balkan countries and how Ana became interested in Physics through watching the cartoon Discoveries unlimited! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
29:37
January 10, 2022
S1 E12: Fabio Federici
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Fabio Federici, a PhD student at the University of York and based at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where they discuss bolometry, fusion research activity in Italy, and the link between fusion scientists and people who love hiking! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
31:00
December 27, 2021
S1 E11: Dr Ryoko Osawa
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Ryoko Osawa, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, and they discuss plasma simulations, fusion research in Japan, and Ryoko's experience starting a post doc at CCFE at the start of a pandemic!  Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
26:18
December 13, 2021
S1 E10: Guido Lange
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Gudio Lange, the Training and Education Manager at EuroFusion. In this episode you can hear their conversation about Guido's work at FuseNet and EuroFusion, the Motional Stark Effect plasma diagnostic technique, and Guido’s research into the economics of fusion! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09.
26:33
November 29, 2021
S1 E9: Erica Salazar
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Erica Salazar, a PhD student at the Massachusetts institute of Technology. They discuss Erica's research into high temperature superconductors, her work experience at General Atomics, ARC, SPARC and why it’s important for people from all backgrounds to get involved in fusion research! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
36:56
November 15, 2021
S1 E8: Dr Nick Walkden
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Nick Walkden, the Head of the Executive Office at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, where they discuss the role of the UKAEA Executive office, edge plasmas and plasma turbulence in fusion machines, and Nick gives some really great advice about ways of pursuing a career within the fusion field! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
29:56
November 01, 2021
S1 E7: Dr Kate Lancaster
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Kate Lancaster, a lecturer in the York Plasma Institute at the University of York. They chat about Kate’s research, laser plasmas, and feeling the fear and doing it anyway! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
42:11
October 18, 2021
S1 E6: Emre Yildirim
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Emre Yildirim, a PhD student on the UK Fusion CDT programme at the University of Manchester, where they chat about Emre’s research into materials relevant for fusion machines, opportunities they've had to work with the Fusion Industry Association, and what a day in the life of a PhD student looks like! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
48:18
October 04, 2021
S1 E5: Dr Kirsty McKay
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Kirsty McKay, a lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Here you can listen to their conversation about Kirsty's research into atmospheric pressure plasmas, low temperature plasmas and how they are linked to fusion, Imposter Syndrome and the necessity for diversity within fusion, with a couple of contributions by George the Parrot! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
25:53
September 20, 2021
S1 E4: Laura Wheatley
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Laura Wheatley, a PhD student on the UK Fusion CDT programme at the University of Oxford, where they talk about superconducting magnets, atom probe tomography, and why collaboration is so important for fusion research! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
25:60
September 06, 2021
S1 E3: Dr Alex Creely
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Alex Creely, the Head of Physics-Engineering Integration at Commonwealth Fusion Systems. Listen here to their chat about plasma turbulence, Alex’s fusion internships around the world and the Commonwealth Fusion Systems approach to fusion!  Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
33:14
August 23, 2021
S1 E2: Dr Aneeqa Khan
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Aneeqa Khan, a research fellow at the University of Manchester, where they discuss how Aneeqa fell into fusion research, the importance of Tungsten in fusion research, and Aneeqa’s experience as a post doc at ITER. Hope you enjoy! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
22:40
August 09, 2021
S1 E1: Dr Melanie Windridge
In this episode of Fusion Focused, Ella Fox-Widdows is joined by Dr Melanie Windridge, the Communications Consultant for Tokamak Energy, UK Director of the Fusion Industry Association, and founder of Fusion Energy Insights. Listen here to their discussion about Melanie's PhD research into plasma stability, how Melanie got involved with science communication, her adventures in the arctic, the importance of getting more women involved in fusion and Melanie’s new venture Fusion Energy Insights. Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
01:16:01
July 26, 2021
Fusion Focused S1: Trailer
Welcome to Series 1 of the Fusion Focused podcast! The podcast that highlights inspiring experts within the fusion energy community and showcases the variety of diverse roles with the fusion field! Connect with Fusion Focused on Instagram & Twitter, @fusionfocused Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/pryces/music-is License code: UKFIZQRLRSQAMP09
01:36
July 19, 2021