ITER plasma facing components
Short CVMario Merola got the PhD in Development and Testing of Plasma Facing Components of the ITER Fusion Reactor in 1993 at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.
He was Assistant Professor in “Nuclear Plants” at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy until 1996, when he joined The NET Team / EFDA in Garching, Germany, the former European co-ordination entity of the Fusion Technology Programme. He was Responsible for the European Technology Programme in the Divertor until August 2005.
Then, M. Merola joined the ITER Organization at Cadarache, France, as Leader of the Divertor Section until September 2009 when he became Head of the Internal Components Division. This Division is responsible for the Blanket System, the Divertor as well as the Tritium Breeding Blanket Systems.
He is author of more than 200 scientific papers, including invited talks at international conferences.