Robert Duckworth

Robert C Duckworth

Fusion Technology Group Leader / Senior R&D Staff

I have had the privilege to be at ORNL for nearly the past twenty years working across different aspects of superconductivity, cryogenics, vacuum, & insulations. Through collaborations across multiple organizations and universities, current work ranges from superconducting magnet design and procurement for the Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment to conventional cable aging in radiation environments for current and next-generation nuclear reactors.  

The Fusion Technology Group, part of the Fusion Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Section, develops innovative technology approaches for heating, fueling and controlling plasmas required for efficient operation of future fusion systems.