I am Aneeqa, a research scientist in nuclear fusion! Nuclear fusion - friend, foe or faux? AMA!
Hi there! I’m Aneeqa and I am a research scientist in nuclear fusion and during my career I have worked at one of the largest scientific projects in the world, ITER, a research lab in Germany and I am now a research fellow in nuclear fusion at the University of Manchester! I love anything related to potential materials or engineering for future fusion reactors! Fission v Fusion, nuclear’s role in conversion to a hydrogen economy, how nuclear power fits with our future energy mix, it is all important and all exciting! Joining me is Emre Yildirim, a PhD Student here at the university to give a different perspective into the world of fusion but also on life as a PhD student, how COVID has affected research and what it is like being a young researcher in the fusion community. Fusion is always seen as 50 years in the future, but could now be a turning point in this exciting area of research? AMA!
EDIT - Wow - thank you all for the questions. We're going to be heading back to our day job as researchers now. We'll try to pop back tomorrow to follow-up and answer some more questions.