Prof. Allain has been invited to participate in the Materials Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) Conceptual Design Review Committee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. MPEX explores plasma-material interactions under conditions similar to those on the surface of the sun in the search for materials that can withstand the extreme environment inside advanced fusion research facilities and fusion power reactors. The steady-state linear plasma device will enable scientists to study the characteristics of both fusion plasma and materials that have been exposed to the plasma.