WORLD-GENERATION 7 The Mott MacDonald Group is a con- sultancy with headquarters in the United Kingdom, employing 16,000 in 150 coun- tries and is one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies. Ian Baird was appointed as general manager for Mott MacDonald’s Nuclear Division in May. “Fusion energy is one of the great engineering and scientific chal- lenges. We are excited to be working with First Light to help bring this vital technolo- gy towards commercialization. We are impressed by their new approach, pragmat- ic collaborative culture and the scientific rigor. We expect a number of engineering hurdles, as we are dealing with a technolo- gy that has never been developed before, but the promise of clean and limitless ener- gy is becoming a reality, and we are proud to be part of this journey,” Baird said. Ian is a chartered civil engineer with 35 years of experience specializing in power and nuclear sectors. He has worked as a designer, manager and director on engi- neering, procurement and construction of multi-disciplinary projects. The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is a unique national resource for research and education in science and tech- nology and a major asset of the University of Rochester. The university has a history of innovation that provides a singular envi- ronment for LLE within a technologically sophisticated scientific community, result- ing in substantial regional economic impact. Established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter, LLE has a five-fold mission: (1) to conduct laser fusion implo- sion experiments in support of the National Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) pro- gram; (2) to develop new laser and materi- als technologies; (3) to provide education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high-ener- gy-density physics, plasma physics, and nuclear fusion technology; (4) to conduct research and development in advanced technology related to high-energy-density physics; and (5) to operate the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF). Dr. Campbell is an internationally known expert in inertial fusion, high-ener- gy-density physics and high power lasers. Tokamak Energy is creating a way for a small modular fusion reactor. What distin- guishes Tokamak Energy from the ITER project is the shape of its planned fusion reactor. Both ventures are looking at mag- netic confinement fusion. Tokamak Energy believes that a spherical tokamak much smaller than its ITER counterpart will be able to provide enough heat from the fusion reactor to generate electricity very econom- ically. Two factors will enable Tokamak Energy to reach its goal quickly. One is the smaller scale of the machines. The other is private sector funding. To date, the compa- ny has raised more than 22m euros and is embarking on a new funding round. Tokamak Energy first used REBCO magnets on ST40’s predecessor, which for ease of construction uses copper in its mag- nets. They are a relatively new technology and the company must develop both the magnets and the supply chain to build them. With this in mind, Tokamak has formed a partnership with Atkins. Carling hopes to have industrial level heat produc- tion in 2025, getting electricity on the grid by 2030. Jonathan Carling trained as a mechani- cal engineer at City University of London in the mid-1980s. He was Rolls-Royce’s chief operating officer for civil large engines before joining Tokamak Energy. IAN BAIRD MANAGING DIRECTOR MOTT MACDONALD NUCLEAR DIVISION CLASS OF 2019 E.MICHAEL CAMPBELL DIRECTOR LABORATORY FOR LASER ENERGETICS JONATHON CARLING CEO, TOKAMAK ENERGY