EFDA Associate Leader for JET Francesco RomanelliAt its meeting on 4 May 2006, the EFDA Steering Committee appointed Dr Francesco Romanelli as EFDA Associate Leader for
JET, following Dr Jérôme Paméla who was recently appointed as EFDA Leader. Dr Francesco Romanelli graduated in Physics in 1980 and started his career as a research scientist at ENEA, Italy, in 1983.

In 1996 he became leader of the Magnetic Confinement Fusion Physics Section at ENEA, with responsibilities for the FTU experiment, theoretical activities, participation in JET and activities of R&D for ITER physics. In 2003, Dr Romanelli became Co-Chairman (for Physics) of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA STAC).

Dr Francesco Romanelli will take over operational responsibility from 1 July.

I am really honoured to lead the largest fusion facility in the world. I am convinced that JET has played and will continue to play a key role in the world fusion programme, in particular preparing the operation of ITER

Dr Francesco Romanelli, EFDA Associate leader for JET

I am very pleased with the news of the appointment of Francesco Romanelli as the new EFDA Associate Leader for JET. I am confident that under his leadership JET will succeed in implementing a very challenging programme in support of ITER.

Dr Jérôme Paméla, EFDA Leader