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Outreach Seminars

The following NSTX-U team members are available to give seminars at your institution on the topics / titles listed below, and may also be willing to speak on other related topics as well.  If you are interested, please contact the speaker directly and CC Stan Kaye (kaye@pppl.gov), or click on an e-mail link below.

 Name e-mail  Research interest / specialty Prospective Talk Title
Jack Berkery jberkery@pppl.gov  Fusion plasma stability  "Resistive wall mode stability in NSTX"
Walter Guttenfelder wgutten@pppl.gov  Turbulence in magnetized fusion
 plasmas
 "Understanding turbulence at 100 million degrees"
Ahmed Diallo adiallo@pppl.gov  H-mode pedestal, diagnostics
 "Taming the plasma edge for optimum
  fusion performance"
Devon Battaglia dbattagl@pppl.gov  Tokamak startup, H-mode physics,
 high-performance computing
 “Physics operations and scenario
  development on NSTX-U"
Jon Menard
jmenard@pppl.gov  Research program, next-step devices, MHD physics
 "NSTX-U program overview" or
 "Prospects for next-step STs"
David Smith
 drsmith@pppl.gov  Plasma turbulence and instabilities, turbulence diagnostics  "Characterizing edge instabilities with
 machine learning techniques"

Clayton Myers

cmyers@pppl.gov
 
 Tokamak disruptions and error
 fields, laboratory astrophysics
 "Two Challenges for Steady State Tokamak
 Operation: Error Fields and Disruptions" or  
 "Bringing the Cosmos Down to Earth:  Studying
 Astrophysical Processes in Laboratory Experiments"
Rory Perkins rperkins@pppl.gov  Radio frequency heating
 "Fast wave power flow along scrape-off-layer
 field lines in NSTX"
 Steven Sabbagh

sabbagh@pppl.gov
 Tokamak plasma stability and
 control for disruption prediction
 and avoidance
 “Global Mode Stabilization for Disruption Avoidance
 in Tokamaks”
 Matt Reinke  
 mreinke@pppl.gov  Plasma diagnostics,
 impurities and exhaust
 "Fusion Plasma Diagnostics - Making
  Measurements above a Million Degrees
 Keith Erickson kerickso@pppl.gov
 Real-time Linux solutions  "Real-time plasma control software for fusion"
 Roger Raman
rraman@pppl.gov
 Coaxial helicity injection,
 non-inductive plasma formation
 "Solenoid-free Plasma Start-Up in STs"
 Rajesh Maingi rmaingi@pppl.gov Boundary physics, lithium program "The Benefit of Coating Plasma Facing Surfaces of  Fusion Research Chambers with Low-Z materials"


Past NSTX-U Outreach Seminars
 
 Date Presentation Location Speaker Title
 2/7/2017 University of Washington Walter Guttenfelder NSTX-U first results, and progress in transport research
 12/9/2016  MIT / PSFCJon Menard Progress and plans for Research on NSTX Upgrade
 11/7/2016 UC BerkeleyJon Menard Progress and plans for NSTX Upgrade and prospects for next-step spherical tori
 4/15/2016 Auburn University Jack Berkery Progress and Plans for NSTX Upgrade and Kinetic Resistive Wall Mode Stability 
 4/14/2016 Georgia Institute of Technology Jack Berkery Progress and Plans for NSTX Upgrade and Kinetic Resistive Wall Mode Stability
 2/18/2016 National Energy Technology Lab Mike Jaworski Overview of liquid and solid PFC research for fusion energy at PPPL
 2/11/2016 UCLA Walter Guttenfelder  Progress, challenges & plans in transport research in NSTX-U
 1/17/2016 General AtomicsMike Jaworski  NSTX-U upgrade plan for liquid-metal plasma-facing components
 11/03/2015 The College of New Jersey
Clayton Myers Bringing the Cosmos Down to Earth: Studying Astrophysical Processes in Laboratory Experiments
 10/30/2015 MIT / PSFCClayton Myers Laboratory study of ideal MHD solar instability eruption mechanisms 
 10/26/2015 University of WashingtonJack Berkery Progress and Plans for NSTX Upgrade and Kinetic Resistive Wall Mode Stability
 10/24/2015 APS Mid-Atlantic Section  Morgantown, WVJon Menard Progress and plans for NSTX Upgrade and prospects for next-step spherical tori
 9/16/2015  FermilabJon Menard Brief overview of PPPL, fusion, and NSTX-U
 9/14/2015 University of WisconsinJon Menard Progress and plans for NSTX Upgrade and prospects for next-step spherical tori
 9/4/2015  University of RochesterDevon Battaglia The Mission of NSTX-U Toward the Development of Fusion Energy
 9/3/2015 West Virginia University Rajesh Maingi The Benefit of Coating the Plasma Facing Surfaces of Fusion Research Chambers with Low-Atomic- Number Materials in Keeping Plasma Hot, Confined, and Fusing 
 5/8/2015 Columbia UniversitySteve Sabbagh Global MHD Mode Stabilization for Disruption Avoidance in Tokamaks
 4/20/2015 Cornell University Rajesh Maingi The Benefit of Coating the Plasma Facing Surfaces of Fusion Research Chambers with Low-Atomic-Number Materials in Keeping Plasma Hot, Confined, and Fusing