College of Engineering | Department of Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Adelle Wright is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Madison, Adelle was a Staff Research Physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s Theory Department in Princeton, New Jersey.
Fast-forwarding fusion energy
Often maligned for always being 30 years away, the landscape for fusion energy technologies has evolved rapidly over the last few years. In this talk, we’ll explore what has changed, recent progress and future pathways towards realizing fusion as an energy technology.
International cooperation and diplomacy in science
Modern science is built on international partnerships and cooperation across national borders, making science a natural vehicle for soft power diplomacy. In this talk, we’ll explore what science diplomacy is and how it is practiced, and look at historical case studies of science diplomacy in action.