Graduate Students

 

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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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Jon Van Blarcum – Research Assistant

Education 

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute – 2017
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute – 2017

Project: Modeling the effects of RMP current phase on heat loads and particle fluxes in KSTAR and ITER using EMC3-EIRENE. Work funded under DoE Early Career Award grant DE-SC00013911, and by the Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Science, DE-SC0020357.

 

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Kelly Garcia – Research Assistant

Education 

  • BS in Physics, University of California San Diego – 2019

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).

 

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Marcel Granetzny – Research Assistant

Education 

  • MSc in Fusion Energy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2016
  • BSc in Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2014

Project: Helicon physics in different magnetic configurations.

 

 

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Aysia Demby – Research Assistant

Education 

  • BA in Physics and History, University of California Berkeley, 2018.

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

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Erik Flom – Research Assistant

Education 

  • BS, Physics, University of Oklahoma 2018.

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

 

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Michael Zepp – Research Assistant

Education 

  • BA in Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College – 2017.

Project: The AWAKE Helicon Project, axial plasma density measurement/manipulation – NSF/Doe Partnership funding under grant PHY-1903316.

 

 

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Kole Rakers – Research Assistant

Education 

  • B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology – 2018.