Our research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy as well as by support of the Department of Engineering Physics, the College of Engineering and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
This generous research support enables to address the issue of plasma edge transport and plasma wall interaction from a very broad perspective.
The includes fusion energy focus research under DoE funding and generic plasma science innovation funded by NSF.
- “Plasma Material Interaction with Three-Dimensional Boundaries”“, DoE Early Career Award 2015, grant DE-SC0013911 – ending in 08/2020
- “Understanding neutral particle dynamics to generate a high density helicon wave driven laboratory plasma”, NSF CAREER award 2015, grant PHY-1455210 – ending in 02/2020
- “Control of Neutral Fueling and Helium Exhaust in NSTX-Upgrade Plasmas by Three-Dimensional Magnetic Control Fields“, DoE grant SC-0012315 – active, ended in 08/1018
- “Impact of three-dimensional equilibrium stability on island divertor performance at Wendelstein 7-X”, DoE grant DE-SC0014210, joint grant with the Auburn University, PI Prof. D. Maurer – active, ending in 08/2021
- “Enhanced Plasma Edge Characterization for Investigation of Helicon Wave Coupling and Neutral Compression with the Small Angle Slot Divertor in the DIII-D National Fusion facility”, DoE grant DE-SC0020425 – active, ending in 08/2022
- “Unraveling the link between radio-frequency wave propagation and high ionization efficiency of helicon plasmas”, NSF grant PHY-1903316 – active, ending in 04/2022
- “Boundary, SOL and Divertor Physics Studies in TCV”, DoE grant DE-SC00020284 – led by MIT, active, ending in 08/2022
- “3D divertor physics at KSTAR”, DoE grant DE-SC00020357 – active, ending in 08/2022