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.


Sergio Orlandi

Sergio Orlandi is graduated in Nuclear Engineering in Pisa on June 1980,
certified190 Professional Engineer and Certified Project management at Imperial College in London, currently Head of the Plant Engineering Department and Chief Engineer in ITER International Organization. His responsibilities include design / procurement / installation and commissioning of Fuel Cycle, Electrical Power generation and distribution, Coil Power Supply, Water / Cryogenic Cold sinks, for the Tokamak Complex, Balance of Plant and Hot Cell Complex. He started his career at Ansaldo Nucleare in 1980 up to becoming Director General of the same Company in 2008 up to 2013. He has been leading in this rule the erection of the Nuclear Power Plants in Cernavoda (Romania) Units 1 & 2 – CANDU plants, Mochovce 3 &4 – VVER 440 Plants in Slovakia and AP1000 – Four  Units - in Sanmen and Hayang in China .