ChangeNOW Summit 2022


Tony Donné


Programme Manager (CEO)



Tony Donné graduated in physics at Utrecht University in 1980 (cum laude) and obtained his PhD degree at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1985 for work in the field of nuclear physics. From that moment onwards he was employed by the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen (presently known as DIFFER) and working in the field of fusion research. In 2010 he was appointed professor in Diagnostics and Heating of Fusion Devices at Eindhoven University of Technology. He published about 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Tony Donné is since June 2014 Programme Manager (CEO) of EUROfusion, the consortium coordinating European research in the field of fusion science and technology in 28 European countries. Since 2020 he is chairing the Coordination Committee of the International Tokamak Physics Activity that resides under auspices of the ITER project. Until June 2014 he worked at the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) in many duties including director of the Fusion Research Division and acting director of the institute. From 2009 – 2014 he was responsible for the national coordination of physics research on nuclear fusion in the Netherlands.
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