Posted on: 16th July 2009

Tony Donné was appointed the new Head of Research Unit of the Dutch Fusion Association (Association Euratom FOM).

Tony Donné obtained his PhD degree in 1985 in the field of nuclear physics at the Free University of Amsterdam. He then moved to the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics, where he started as post-doc on the Rutherford scattering diagnostic for TEXTOR. In 1986 he became leader of the TORTUR tokamak group and from 1988 till 1998 he headed the diagnostics division of the Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project. In 1997 he moved to TEXTOR in Germany, first as head of the diagnostics group of FOM at TEXTOR and from 2004 as ‘Chef de Mission’ of the FOM-team at TEXTOR. In 2006 he became deputy head of the fusion research department of FOM Rijnhuizen. Tony Donné has been involved in diagnostics for ITER for a long time. During the ITER EDA phase he coordinated the work in Europe in the field of microwave and far infrared diagnostics. In 1999 he became chair of the ITER Experts Working Group on Diagnostics and later from 2001 till July 2008 was chair of the ITPA Topical Group on Diagnostics. Additionally he chaired the JET Diagnostics Expert Group for EP2. Presently he is chair of the EFDA Topical Group on Diagnostics. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC). He has published about 150 papers in refereed journals and approximately 250 conference proceedings.