Materials for Fusion Technology and the Future of Energy Production

Guillaume Paugam welcomes Brad Young on the podcast this week, to talk all things relating to his DPhil in Materials. Brad explains what Materials Science is about, before talking in depth but always in a very accessible way about his research interests. He works on novel materials to be used in a fusion environnement. Fusion is an exciting, promising and debated new way of producing electricity using nuclear technology. The advantages of fusion compared to the currently used nuclear fission technology could be massive – safer, using a much more abundant fuel than Uranium, and with a waste that would be easier to manage. But it is very expensive, and still unsure whether scientists will be able to reach a technology that can be used to power our homes. That, Brad’s trip to Fukushima and much more on STAMP Episode #3!