Introducing ... Valery Chuyanov, DDG Designate for Fusion Science and Technology.
Valery Chuyanov, DDG Designate for Fusion Science and Technology.
Born in 1941 in Volgograd, Dr. Valery Chuyanov received his PHD in Physics at Moscow State University in 1970, and Doctor of Science degree in 1976 working on feedback control of plasma instabilities. He also worked for short periods during this time at Culham and Livermore laboratories. At the Kurchatov Institute he was involved in the design, construction and experimental programs of three major mirror machines and two tokamaks, in different capacities ranging from junior scientific officer up to scientific leader of the project.
Valery Chuyanov actively participated in the ITER Conceptual Design Activities as head of Fusion Engineering Division at Kurchatov, Leader of the ITER USSR Home Team and member of the ITER Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He was appointed Deputy Director and Head of the San Diego Joint Work Site at the outset of the Engineering Design Activities. In 1999 he became Head of the Garching Joint Work Site. As Deputy Director-General he is responsible for Fusion Science and Technology. return to Newsline #7