Jul 4 – 6, 2022
Orto Botanico, Padova - Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

We are honored to welcome the following speakers on our event.

Elena Righi-Steele

Elena Righi-Steele

Head of Unit, DG RTD – Unit C.4 – Euratom Research

Elena Righi-Steele is currently Head of Unit 'Euratom Research' in the Directorate ‘Clean Planet’ of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission, overseeing all aspects of nuclear research and innovation policy and research related to Euratom, including fusion and fission research, as well as inter-institutional and international cooperation policy


Chiara Bustreo

Project Leader – EUROfusion Socio Economic Studies

Chiara Bustreo is an electric engineer, researcher at Consorzio RFX in Padova. Her research activities focus on the assessment of the role on nuclear fusion in future energy systems. Energy economics, energy technologies and energy systems modelling are the main topics of her research. Since 2016 she has been leading the EUROfusion work programme on Socio Economic Studies, aimed at the identification of economic and social conditions that can effectively support fusion deployment in a future global energy market.



Gianluigi Serianni

Responsible for Scientific Exploitation at ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility, Padova (Italy)

After several years experience in the diagnostics of the edge region of fusion plasmas, Dr. Gianluigi Serianni entered the field of high power neutral beams for plasma heating, addressing the physical, operational and diagnostic aspects, particularly in view of ITER injectors. He currently leads the scientific activities for the SPIDER facility.


Simone Peruzzo

Head of Technology & Engineering Development Program, Consorzio RFX, Padova, Italy

Simone Peruzzo received the Master’s and the PhD degrees in electrical engineering from University of Padova, Italy.
Since 1997 he has been interested in research activities in fusion science and technology, focused in particular on the design and exploitation of magnetic systems for fusion experiments such as RFX, JET and ITER.
He is currently Program Manager at Consorzio RFX and in charge of the RFXmod2 project - Design and realization of machine upgrades of the RFX-mod experiment.


Piero Martin

Piero Martin is professor of experimental physics at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Padova.

Fellow of the American Physical Society, he is currently serving as Chief Physicist of the new Divertor Tokamak Test facility (DTT), under construction in Frascati.

He is active also ins scientific popularization. His last book, “The 7 measures of the world” (Laterza 2021) is among the five finalists of the Galileo Award and will be translated in English by Yale University Press, German (Aufbau), Japanese (Asahi) and Chinese (Cheers)



Elena de la Luna

Elena de la Luna is a physicist, researcher in the Fusion National Laboratory (LNF) at CIEMAT (Madrid, Spain). The initial part of her work was focused on diagnostic development, mostly microwave diagnostics, but since 2004 her scientific career has been strongly linked to JET, the largest tokamak in the world located in the UK. Since then she has actively participated in the JET experimental programme as an expert in microwave diagnostics (radiometry) and diagnostics systems in general, pedestal physics and active ELM control studies. From 2019 to 2021 she became Deputy Task Force Leader for the Integrated Operation Scenarios in JET and was involved in the scientific definition, organization and execution of the Tritium and Deuterium/Tritium campaigns carried out in 2021 (August-December).