Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Florian Effenberg – Post Doctoral Researcher

Education

  • 2013-2018: Research Assistant with Prof. O. Schmitz (Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany and UW Madison, USA) – graduated July 2018
  • Physics Diplom (Master equivalent) Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany 2012
  • PhD Engineering Physics, UW Madison

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

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Dr. Tullio Barbui – Post Doctoral Researcher, Assistant Scientist

Education

  • 2014 – Joint European Research Doctorate in Fusion Science and Engineering, University of Padua (Italy). Thesis title: “Characterization of the impurity behavior in RFX-mod and MST reversed-field pinches”
  • 2010 – Master’s degree in Plasma Physics, University of Padua (Italy)
  • 2007 – Bachelor’s degree in Physics, University of Padua (Italy)

Project: Development of novel methods of quantitative spectroscopy in the plasma edge of Wendelstein 7-X. Work funded under DoE grant DE-SC00014210.

Graduate Students

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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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victoria_wintersVictoria Winters – Research Assistant

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
  • MSc Engineering Physics, UW Madison
  • PhD 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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David Cinquerani – Research Assistant

Education

  • MST in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, UW Madison, January 2015
  • BSE in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, 2014

Project: Line ratio spectroscopy for determination of electron density and temperature in the edge of fusion plasma.

Occupation after graduation: U.S. Navy

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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.”).

 

Undergraduate Students

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Patrick Leonard – Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Project: Quantitative spectroscopy on the high-density helicon plasma MARIA
  • Funding: NSF Career award

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Ian Joda – Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • Project: Fast imaging of laser material ablation from an impurity test target for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator
  • Funding: DoE grant for research at W7-X

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