Full Name
Dr. Jean Paul Allain
Job Title
Director, Fusion Energy Sciences
Office of Fusion Energy Science, U.S. Department of Energy
Speaker Bio
Dr. Jean Paul Allain is the Associate Director of Science for Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC). With an annual budget of more than $760M, Dr. Allain leads the FES with multiple areas including enabling and foundational burning plasma science including advanced tokamaks, theoretical and simulations, and long-pulse fusion plasmas. In addition, FES supports research in fusion materials and nuclear science, discovery plasma science and plasma technology, high-energy density plasmas and inertial fusion energy. FES also supports the US participation in ITER and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining FES in July 2023, Dr. Allain was Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He was associate head in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and associate professor at Purdue University. Dr. Allain led the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Laboratory (RSSEL) conducting research in plasma-material interactions and authored over 350 peer-reviewed and proceedings papers in experimental and computational modeling work in particle and plasma-surface interactions with high-temperature materials in nuclear fusion, plasma medicine and nanomaterials. Dr Allain was also Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow at UIUC with over 10 patents in advanced materials, founder of Editekk Inc, Energy Driven Technologies LLC, and a Fulbright fellowship in tech innovation.
Dr. Jean Paul Allain