Fusion Education Network


FEN is the initiative of 5 Ph.D. students, working on fusion-related projects, from Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro. Our mission is to promote fusion science and engineering in Serbia and other Western Balkan countries through a series of workshops, schools, and science camps.

Nuclear fusion is the process that provides our Sun and other stars with enough energy to shine for billions of years. Fusion researchers aim to harness fusion power on Earth as efficiently as possible. Many people recognize fusion as the only long term solution to solving the world's energy crisis and drastically reduce the pollution of Earth's atmosphere.

Nuclear fusion is not a new concept for scientist and engineers from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. During the 1980s there was an initiative for Yugoslavia to join European fusion community. Meanwhile  science and technology in these countries had suffered an economic crisis that almost erased their presence in the international fusion research. As a consequence, science and technology students rarely have an opportunity to learn about fusion and the general public is almost completely uninformed.

After our first workshop about fusion and tokamak physics we have stayed in contact with over 20 participants via our long-distance mentorship program. Our aim is to establish a strong and extensive network of young scientists and engineers in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro that not only show an interest for fusion science but whose  knowledge about it is matching the knowledge of students from other European countries.

Source: FEN

  • Network
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on August 22, 2016
Modified on August 22, 2016