Deputy Director General, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)
Carlos ALEJALDRE born in 1952 in Zaragoza (Spain) obtained his Ph.D. in Fusion and spent his first eight professional years at Polytechnic University of New York where he worked until 1986 in shock propagation issues in inertial confinement fusion. He went back to the Madrid nuclear center CIEMAT, where he ultimately became Director of the National Fusion Laboratory and Head of the Association EURATOM-CIEMAT that built the medium size stellarator TJ-II within the European Fusion Programme framework. Among others, he served as chairman of IEA International Stellarator Executive Committee (2004-2007), co-chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee of the European Fusion Programme (1999-2004), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (2002-2008), member of United Kingdom Engineering and Research Council Fusion Advisory Board (2004-2012) and vice-chair of European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (2004). After being Director of the technical studies to site ITER in Vandellos, Spain, he was named Director General for Technology (2004-2006) and since July 2006, he is Deputy Director-General at ITER in charge of the Safety, Quality and Security Department responsible for ITER nuclear licensing.