At the ISFNT-07 conference (Tokyo, 22-27 May 2005), Y. Poitevin (EFDACSU Garching), P. Barabaschi (ITER) and T. Hirai (Forschungszentrum Jülich- Germany) received the Miya-Abdou FNT Award 2005 for their special achievements in advancing fusion nuclear technology.

Yves Poitevin was given the award in recognition of his outstanding technical contributions to the design of high-heat flux components and blanket systems, especially for ITER.

Y. Poitevin graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, joined CEA Saclay (France) in 1994 and started immediately to contribute to the design of high heat flux components, spallation targets, hybrid and advanced nuclear systems and the blanket technology for fusion reactors.

In 2001 he was appointed Project Leader of the Helium Cooled Lithium Lead (HCLL) breeding blanket concept. This concept is one of the two most favoured EU candidates for being used in future fusion reactors.

In 2004 Y.Poitevin joined the EFDA CSU Garching (Germany), where he is now responsible for the implementation and management of activities and contracts with Associations and industry in the ‘Breeding Blanket’ area.