Belgian Fusion Day 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

AuditoRium4, Gent

Sunrise above earth

The photos from the day can be viewed here!
Fusion energy has the potential to deliver large-scale, stable power that is clean, safe and as good as inexhaustible. Fusion research and development holds lots of exciting challenges and career opportunities in an endeavour for the benefit of the planet and all mankind. Come join us for a day devoted to fusion science and technology open to students, educators, researchers and innovators!


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome

Welcome word by Prof. Geert Verdoolaege (Ghent University)

09:15 – 10:00 Invited talk: Fusion activities in Belgium at the cutting edge of international fusion research

By Dr. Jef Ongena, Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Royal Military Academy, Brussels (LPP-ERM/KMS)

10:00 – 10:45 Fusion alumni

Fusion master and PhD alumni talk about their job search and work, in or outside fusion
By Mr. Daniel López (LPP-ERM/KMS), Mr. Johannes Lips (University of Stuttgart) and Mr. Michal Kazda (MIFRE ENERGY s.r.o.)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Fusion in Belgium

Representatives from the Belgian Fusion Association present an overview of fusion research in Belgium
By Dr. Maarten Vergote (LPP-ERM/KMS), Dr. Dmitry Terentyev (SCK CEN), Prof. Geert Verdoolaege (Ghent University), Dr. Wouter Dekeyser (KU Leuven), Profs. Laurent Delannay and Xavier Urbain (Université Catholique de Louvain) and Ms. Yelyzaveta Velizhanina (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

12:30 – 13:30 Sandwich lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Schools outreach: the Fusion Show

Fusion education outreach towards secondary schools in Flanders: presentation of the Fusion Show with demonstrations
By Prof. Nick Schryvers (University of Antwerp)

14:30 – 16:00 Poster session

Belgian fusion researchers, educators and industry

16:00 – 17:00 Virtual visit to ITER

By Ms. Kirsten Haupt (ITER Organization)

17:00 – 18:30 Debate

The role of nuclear energy and fusion in sustainable energy supply in Belgium and the world

18:30 – 20:00 Reception


Continuous screening of the documentary “Let There Be Light

JET tokamak with plasma

Alumni at FUSION-EP Summer Event

Fusion-show UA

ITER by night

Let There Be Light


We kindly ask you to register in advance. On-site registration will be possible as well. There is no registration fee.



The Belgian Fusion Day will take place at AuditoRium4 in Ghent. Address: Sint-Denijslaan 485, 9000 Gent.                        logo_aud4

15 mins. walking from train station Gent-Sint-Pieters. Guarded parking on-site.

A route map to the venue can be downloaded here.