Kevin Freudenberg, US ITER

Kevin D Freudenberg

Technical Director of Engineering Systems, US ITER

Kevin Freudenberg is technical director of engineering systems at US ITER. In this role, he oversees the six teams carrying out analysis, design integration, instrumentation and controls, diagnostics, ion cyclotron and electron cyclotron heating transmission lines, and diagnostic residual gas analyzer systems.

Previously at US ITER, he served as team leader of analysis and design integration and was responsible for overseeing engineering efforts for US ITER hardware systems. This included managing all analysis and design related software and hardware, as well as managing the configuration control models for the project.

Kevin continues to serve as the senior mechanical engineering analyst on the project and remains highly involved with the central solenoid magnet as it progresses through fabrications and delivery. In this role, he previously led the magnets team through a DOE independent review of the shipping activities, which helped to ensure the delivery of the first two modules to the ITER site in 2021. He first joined US ITER in 2007 as a lead analyst for magnet systems, overseeing the analysis team during the critical design reviews and manufacturing phases.

Over the course of his career, he has more than 20 years of experience in the design and analysis of experimental fusion energy research facilities and components and has contributed to the engineering design of several facilities and devices.

In 2019, Kevin was elected to the IEEE NPSS Fusion Technology Standing Committee and has served as treasurer, sponsorship chair, and general chair for the group’s Symposium on Fusion Energy. He received a bachelor’s degree (with highest honors) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.