Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

To pioneer the plasma solutions, technologies, scientific basis and operational approach, and to enable the development of the people needed to make fusion energy a reality.

Photograph of DIII-D team members behind a sign stating "DIII-D National Fusion Facility"
DIII-D team, circa 2022.

Our Vision

A world where fusion becomes a major source of energy in time to combat climate change and provide energy security that is available and affordable for everyone.

Our Values

In pursuing this path, we seek to adopt the following values: 

  • Creativity
  • Scientifically focused
  • Inclusivity 
  • Equity
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Embrace debate
  • Leadership
  • Learning culture
  • Goal oriented
  • Service
  • Embracing DEIA

In January 2023, the DIII-D National Fusion Facility released an official Code of Conduct that can be viewed here. This document lays out expectations for our multi-institutional organization, developed in coordination with our collaborating institutions and the U.S. Department of Energy. All team members agree to follow the Code of Conduct to cultivate a productive, respectful, and enabling research environment. 

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) are defined in the presidential executive order (Presidential Executive Order 14035) found here.