Richard Pearson - Supervisor: Prof Bill Nuttall
Background in Mechanical Engineering, having studied at Swansea University graduating with a first class with honours (BEng). I also have design engineering experience in the aerospace and defence industries. I am working with Professor Bill Nuttall of the Open University, Professor Bartok Glowacki of the University of Cambridge and the company Tokamak Energy in Oxford in researching nuclear fusion in small spherical tokamaks. My interests in this field of study include commercial viability of fusion, process heat applications, energy generation, heat transfer mechanisms, tritium and other consumable production, and the potential for using fusion for ventures such as hydrogen production or transmutation of radioactive actinides.