University of Wisconsin
Fusion Technology Institute
Gerald L. Kulcinski, Director
Founded in 1971, the Fusion Technology Institute investigates and assesses technological problems posed by controlled thermonuclear fusion reactors. The education of graduate students provides research personnel for the national fusion program, industry, and educational institutions. The FTI has performed more than $70 million in research for federal, state and industrial organizations, graduated 164 Ph.D. candidates, and published over 60000 pages of reports.
FTI Ph.D. Graduates
The Fusion Technology Institute is host to the largest program in the United States for advanced degrees in fusion engineering. 164 Ph.D. candidates have been graduated to date.
MFE/IFE Energy Studies
FTI personnel have been designing conceptual MFE and IFE power plants and experimental facilities since 1971, using both magnetic (40) and inertial (24) confinement.
Inertial Electrostatic Confinement
Goals of the FTI IEC program are to investigate advanced fuels and develop short-term non-electric applications of nuclear fusion.
UW Neutronics Center of Excellence
The UW NCOE is the recognized nationwide leader in neutronics, radiation shielding, activation, and radwaste management areas of research.
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Fusion Technology Institute · University of Wisconsin · 439 Engineering Research Building · 1500 Engineering Drive
Madison WI 53706-1609 · Telephone: (608) 263-2352 · Fax: (608) 263-4499 · Email: email@example.com