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H-1NF Management Structure

APFRF Governance

Governance structure for the APFRF

The management structure involves four major organisations:
  • 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)
all of which have input into the decisions made by the H-1NF Board.

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 May 2014

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 .

Members of the H-1 Board
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.
Industry Representatives  
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

Updated:  01 May 2014/Responsible Officer:  H-1 Facility Manager /Page Contact:  H-1 Website Administrator