University of Wisconsin–Madison

Graduate Students

florian-effenbergFlorian Effenberg - Research Assistant

Education

  • since 2013: PhD studies in Plasma-Physics at Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf & Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
  • Physics Diplom (Master equivalent) Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany 2012

Project: Investigation of impurity transport and line radiation in the 3D plasma edge of the  Wendelstein 7-X stellarator with EMC3-Eirene (funded by DoE under grant DE-SC00014210)

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victoria_wintersVictoria Winters - Research Assistant

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
  • MSc Engineering Physics, UW Madison

Project: Helicon Plasma Physics and Plasma Surface Interaction in 3D boundaries (funded by DoE under grants DE-SC00014210 and DE-SC00013911)

 

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Kurt_FleshKurt Flesch - Research Assistant

Education

  • BS, Physics & Mathematics Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • MSc Engineering Physics, UW Madison, 2016

Project: Neutral exhaust with 3D fields at NSTX-Upgrade (funded by DoE under grant DE-SC0012315)

 

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Jonathan_GreenJonathan Green - Research Assistant

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona, 2011
  • Licensed professional engineer for Mechanical Engineering.

Project: Understanding plasma build up and density formation in helicon plasmas (funded by NSF under grant PHY-1455210)

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Ian_watersIan Waters - Research Assistant

Education

  • BA in Physics-Astronomy Concentration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY–2010
    • MSc Engineering Physics, UW Madison, 2016

Project: Modeling of neutral exhaust and impurity transport with 3D magnetic control fields at NSTX-Upgrade (funded by DoE under grant DE-SC0012315)

 

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bildschirmfoto-2017-09-27-um-17-18-01Thierry Kremeyer - Research Assistant

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2014
    • MSc Engineering Physics, UW Madison, 2016

Project: Optimization of helium exhaust in island divertor configurations at Wendelstein 7-X (funded by DoE under grant De-SC00014210)

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Norval_RyanRyan Norval – Research Assistant

Education 

-MS in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2014
-BS in Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – 2012

Project:
Characterizing the MST plasma boundary, identifying the PWI regions, transport studies, and optimizing edge physics. Particular interest is in how this changes between standard and improved confinement discharges (funded by DoE under DE-FC02-05ER54814, “Reversed Field Pinch Research in MST.”).