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Fusion Plasma Technology from Nuclear Power to Industrial Applications

Date, time & venue

2020-04-17;7:00-8:00 pm;“Zoom Online”


Fusion Plasma Technology from Nuclear Power to Industrial Applications


Date & Time:

17 Apr 2020 (Friday); 7:00-8:00 pm



Zoom Online

Meeting ID: 378 486 479

Meeting URL:

Deadline of Application:

10 Apr 2020


Program Highlights:

While nuclear fission has already been contributing to the world energy supply since 1950s, nuclear fusion has a potential to satisfy the world’s energy need for millions of years.  However, fusion is not yet commercially viable and the first demonstrate of commercial fusion power plant is some 50 years away.  The challenge in fusion is to effectively contain the high temperature plasma for sufficiently long time and without significant energy losses.  Concepts, such as fission-fusion hybrid, have also been put forward as an early application of fusion technology to maximize the energy production capability of fission while at the same time safely burn the fission radioactive waste products.  Some of these challenges will be discussed.

While high-temperature plasma technology for fusion still has many challenges to overcome, low-temperature plasma technology has been successfully developed for many other applications.  Some of these applications will also be discussed.


Speaker Biography:

Ir Prof. Herman Tsui is a nuclear engineer and worked on R&D of fusion energy in UK and USA.  Currently, he specializes in industrial application of plasma technology and has successfully applied it to air sanitization.  He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He earned a BSc degree in Nuclear Engineering from Manchester University and a PhD degree in Applied Physics from UMIST.


Registration and Enquiry

The seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required.  The number of participants will be limited to 50 and applicants will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Priority will be given to the members of Nuclear Division. For registration, please submit online application via the following weblink: applicants will be notified by email.


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