Our Vision



Enabling a world powered by safe,
clean and plentiful fusion energy
while leading discoveries in
plasma science and technology


PPPL aims to solve a grand scientific challenge of the 21st century – harnessing on Earth the fusion energy that drives the sun and stars to produce a safe, clean and virtually unlimited source of power for generating the world’s electricity. We are simultaneously leading advances in next-generation computing and microelectronics, and are forming partnerships with industries that are shaping these fields and accelerating the development of fusion energy. 




An aerial rendering of PPIC

An aerial rendering of PPIC. (Photo credit: SmithGroup) 


A Huge Space for Innovation

PPPL plans to build on its past as we repurpose the massive structure that housed the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in the 1980s and 1990s to construct modern research space. The Fusion Research and Technology Hub (FuRTH), which includes this facility and a new office building, will provide space for researchers advancing fusion energy in this century through public-private partnerships.

The Lab of the Future will be supported by a multimillion-dollar upgrade of PPPL’s infrastructure, including modernizing its communications network, electrical systems, HVAC, and chilled water systems, making the campus truly a 21st century centerpiece for scientific and engineering research.



Tokamak Experimental Science

We innovate and improve on the tokamak concept at the Lab through NSTX-U, our primary fusion device, and also around the world — performing essential research that advances the field of fusion energy science.

Applied Materials and Sustainability Sciences (AMSS)

We aim to be a leader in the science and application of low-temperature plasmas, helping to sustainably decarbonize multiple industries and enable the technologies of tomorrow.


We have the expertise, talent and infrastructure to power once-unthinkable possibilities. Come partner with us.