Anthony Shaw

Branch Secretary - Anthony Shaw


Anthony is a Plasma Spectroscopist working on the Joint European Torus (JET) nuclear fusion reactor at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) as part of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), and is also Branch Secretary for the Central England NI Branch.  In his role at CCFE, he is responsible for plasma diagnostics in order to better understand the behaviour of the complicated fuel of this different type of nuclear reactor.

Following a well-received presentation on the basics of Nuclear Fusion at the NI CEB YGN Young Speakers Competition in 2017, he finished second in the national grand final competition and subsequently became more involved in the NI on a local level. He took over as Branch Secretary in May 2018.

Anthony graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 with a Masters in Physics, and moved immediately to CCFE onto their graduate scheme. Working in multiple roles at CCFE over the first 3 and a half years, mostly focussed on diagnostics and software, he became responsible for one of the visible spectroscopy diagnostics in early 2017.