H-1NF Management Structure
Governance structure for the APFRF
- The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR)
- The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
- The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
- The Australian National University (ANU)
At annual meetings, scientific and technical operational plans and associated budgets are developed, including Facility upgrades, collaborations, and research training plans.
At weekly meetings, the reduced Management Committee executes the operational plan and schedules experiments.
The role of AINSE lies mainly in the facilitation and coordination of Australian collaborations and the allocation of travel funds in support of this.
The Director oversees the implementation of the operation plan in accordance with the contract, including reporting to the Board.
The Board, and the Management Committees, have a direct impact on the Facility.
The higher level role of the Australian Fusion Research Group has been subsumed by the larger entity presently known as the Australian ITER Forum, and at the lower levels, by incorporating active external researchers in the management committee.
The Management Committee consists of the Facility Director and Manager, leaders of Facility research pursuits, and representatives or nominees of users' organisations and proponent organisations, one per organisation. The structure provides a clear mechanism for proponent organisations and users to have effective input to Facility operations planning, and equitably allows for the Director to also be a Facility user. This Committee meets annually, in conjunction with a conference or workshop if convenient, with (as close as possible) full membership, and weekly, in a reduced form with the members that are on site or wish to join via teleconference.
At annual meetings, scientific and technical operational plans and associated budgets are developed, including Facility upgrades, collaborations, and research training plans, consistent with the Facility Business Plan and this Project Plan. If a vote is required, sufficient members will abstain from voting so that an equal number of ANU and nonANU representatives cast votes. At weekly meetings, the reduced Management Committee executes the operational plan and schedules experiments.
The H-1NF Board
Board members and attendees at the 2 April 2014 Board Meeting (left to right): J. Baker, J. Soria, C. Corr, M. Hole, B. Blackwell, J. O'Connor, J. Söderbaum, J. Howard, H. Punzmann .
|Chair||Professor John O’Connor, BSc PhD DSc (ANU)|
|H-1NF Director||Professor John Howard|
|Immediate Past Director||A/Prof Boyd Blackwell, BSc PhD (Syd)|
|Director, Research School of Physics and Engineering, ANU (ex officio)||Professor Stephen Buckman, BSc PhD (Flinders), FAPS, FAIP, FlnstP|
|ARC Future Fellow, Plasma Research Laboratory (ex officio)||Dr Cormac Corr|
|Research Engineer and Facilities Manager, Plasma Research Laboratory (ex officio)||Dr Horst Punzmann|
|Representatives of proponent institutions|
|University of Sydney Representative||Professor Marcela Bilek, BSc (Syd), PhD (Camb), FAPS|
|ITER Forum Representative||Dr Matthew Hole, BE/BSc PhD (Syd)|
|Representatives of government research organisations|
|Chief Executive Officer, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)||Dr Adi Paterson, BSc, PhD, MASSAf, MSAAE|
|Managing Director , and AINSE Representative (ex officio)||Dr Frank Bruhn, MSc PhD (Rühr-University Bochum, Germany)|
|Experts in associated fields|
|Plasma physics||Professor Robert Dewar, BSc MSc (Melb), PhD (Princeton), FAA /alternate Prof. Cheetham, University of Western Sydney|
|Turbulence and fluids||Professor Julio Soria, BE, PhD|
|Lasers and spectroscopy||Professor Halina Rubenstein, PhD|
|Environment||Professor Joe Baker, AO, OBE, FTSE, MSc PhD (UQ), DSc (JCU), FRACI, C. Chem.|
|Energy Strategy||Dr John Söderbaum, ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd|
|Corresponding international member(s) connected with:|
|International stellarator research||Professor Jeffrey Harris, MSc (MIT), PhD (Wisc), FAPS FAIP|
|Minutes secretary||Uyen Nguyen|
Previous Board Members
Dr. George Collins, BSc Phd (Syd), FInstP, MAICD, CEO CAST
Prof. Lawrence Cram, BSc BE PhD (Syd), FAIP, FRAS
Em. Prof. S. M. Hamberger, PhD DSc (Lond), FAIP
Prof. Robin G. Storer, BSc PhD (Adel)
Dr. Roger Gammon, B.Tech PhD (Brunel), FinstP
Mr. Anthony Sproule, ME UT Syd, GradDip. OR NSW IT