Margaret Graham, a chartered electrical/electronic and radio frequency (RF) Engineer and honorary fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology has been working in the nuclear industry since the 1980s.
Margaret initially started her career at Torness power station on the East coast of Scotland before moving into fusion research, firstly working at the Culham Science Centre in Abingdon and then moving to the ITER international project in the south of France.
Margaret has worked predominately on high power radio frequency systems and as ICRH group leader at JET was responsible for the 32MW system operating in the frequency range of 23 to 57MHz.
Margaret’s current role at ITER is on the Ion Cyclotron Resonant Heating (ICRH) system as the engineer responsible for the IC transmission lines and matching systems that connect the nine radio frequency sources, operating in the frequency range of 40 to 55MHz, to the two ICRH antennas.
The ICRH system is expected to be able to provide 20MW of power during operations.