Students

Graduate Students

Aysia Demby

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: demby@wisc.edu

Project: Measurements of radiative edge losses and the underlying impurity transport in the island diverter at Wendelstein 7-X using the bolometer diagnostic. Funding provided by Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) through Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS) and DoE grant DE-SC0014210.

Danah Velez

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: davelez@wisc.edu

Project: Development of an absorbing plasma material interface with low erosion characteristics for the Wisconsin HTS Axisymmetric Mirror Experiment (WHAM), supported by DoE grant DE-AR0001258 and Research Forward.

Erik Flom

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: erflom@wisc.edu

Project: The Helium Beam Edge diagnostic at W7-X. Funded by DoE under grant De-SC00014210.

Foisal Bin Touhid Siddiki

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: siddiki@wisc.edu

Project: Analysis of edge plasma density and temperature measurements in the upstream island divertor region of the W7-X stellarator using helium and neon line ratio spectroscopy. This work is supported by DoE grant DE-SC0014210.

Jon Van Blarcum

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: vanblarcum@wisc.edu

Project: Modeling the effects of RMP current phase on heat loads and particle fluxes in KSTAR and ITER using EMC3-EIRENE. Work funded by DoE grants DE-SC00013911 and DE-SC0020357, and the International Fusion Energy Organization (ITER).

Kelly Garcia

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: kgarcia26@wisc.edu

Project: Modeling of heat and particle fluxes along with neutral pressure buildup in the Wendelsten 7-X island divertor using EMC3-EIRENE. Work funded under Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) through the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS) and DoE grant DE-SC0014210.

Kole Rakers

Email: kgrakers@wisc.edu

Project: Working on the Wisconsin In Situ Penning (WISP) Gauge, an experimental gauge focused on measuring the partial pressures of nitrogen and neon impurities, in D3D at General Atomics. This work is supported by DoE grant DE-SC0020284 .

Kurt Flesch

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: kbflesch@wisc.edu

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

Marcel Granetzny

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: granetzny@wisc.edu

Project: Helicon physics in different magnetic configurations, funded by NSF grant 1903316.

Michael Zepp

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: mzepp@wisc.edu

Project: the AWAKE Helicon Project, axial plasma density measurement/manipulation with NSF/DoE Partnership funding under grant PHY-1903316.

Peter Li

Position title: Research Assistant

Email: pli52@wisc.edu

Project: Low temperature plasma diagnostics and DOLI (double layer investigation device,) funded by NSF grant 1804654-PHY and DoE grant DE-SC0022030.

Undergraduate Students

Madelynn Knilans

Position title: Undergraduate Student

Project: Langmuir probe diagnostics on MARIA device and Outreach/Education programs.