Facts about PPPL
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center for fusion energy research. The Laboratory advances the coupled fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research, and, with collaborators, is developing the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. An associated mission is providing the highest quality of scientific education.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.
PPPL, on Princeton University's Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, N.J., is devoted to creating new knowledge about the physics of plasmas — ultra-hot, charged gases — and to developing practical solutions for the creation of fusion energy. The Laboratory is managed by the University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is the largest single supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.
- Lab site established in 1961
- More than 500 top researchers, engineers and support staff
- 34 buildings over 90 acres
- Close oversight and association with two key stakeholders:
- Annual budget: $100 million
- Single discipline lab (magnetic fusion energy) but many varied research areas (nanotechnology, radiological, advanced instrumentation, plasma astrophysics, liquid metals, etc.)
- Princeton Site Office Homepage | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)
- The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ten-Year-Plans for the Science and Energy National Laboratories (PPPL)
- Overview, About, Mission Statement, Vision
- Quest Magazine (annual research bulletin)
- Demographic Facts (funding, staffing, awards and honors)
- Geographic Location (Google Map)
- Experts (guide to top researchers)
- Overview (tri-fold brochure)
- Fact Sheets
- New Jersey (U.S.A.) climate