Publish Date: 30.03.2015

Category: News from the University

University of Ljubljana researcher Dr. Marijo Telenta from the LECAD laboratory at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded the EUROfusion engineering grant (EEG) by the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy EUROfusion that manages European fusion research activities. 

EEG programme aims to encourage excellence and career development of young engineers and supports their research activities and missions for the duration of three years. Within his EEG grant Dr. Marijo Telenta, with advisory by mentor Dr. Leon Kos from LECAD and his co-mentor Dr. Rob Akers from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), aims to build a common interface for transfer of CAD models. This interface will provide possibilities to convert, defeature and transfer CAD data. Present interfacing procedures are inconvenient and time consuming. Scientific workflow based interface will enable to surpass this difficulties. The developed system will be installed and demonstrated on major European Medium Sized Tokamaks (MST) and Joint European Torus (JET), as well as stellarator W7-X and with the outlook to deliver “internationally accepted infrastructure”, i.e. supporting ITER, JT60-SA, MAST-U, the MST and the US machines, KSTAR etc. 

Photo: LECAD laboratory 

LECAD, Laboratory unit for Computer Aided Design, has been involved in fusion engineering projects since the establishment of Slovenian Fusion Association (SFA) in 2005. Laboratory participates in the EFDA Agreement and is a part of the EUROfusion consortium. LECAD laboratory manages the largest supercomputing facility in Slovenian educational environment as part of PRACE DECI network of Partnership for advanced computing in Europe and performs research in plasma physics and fusion engineering. More info: and

EUROfusion, the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, manages European fusion research activities on behalf of Euratom. The members of the EUROfusion consortium are 29 national fusion laboratories. Since the 1970s, when Europe’s fusion laboratories joined forces to build and operate the Joint European Torus, JET, they continuously developed their collaboration. To coordinate research activities beyond JET, the Associates formed the European Fusion Development Agreement, EFDA, in 1999. Since 2014 the EUROfusion consortium takes this development another step further. More info: .

Dr. Marijo Telenta prejel financiranje EUROfusion Engineering Gran 1

Some of the past fusion engineering projects of the LECAD laboratory.