Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Available UROP and Senior Thesis Topics
An important part of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center's Research activities involves training students and
researchers to meet the physics and engineering challenges ahead. Some of the topics available to undergraduates through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and potential Senior Thesis topics are outlined below. Those with an asterisk (*) are
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, and an introduction to UROP possibilities, contact Paul Rivenberg, x3-8101, NW16-284.
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Contact: Jessica Coco , NW17-186, x3-5400.
Contact: Dr. Paul Woskov, NW16-110, x3-8648
Contact Prof. Miklos Porkolab Nw16-288, x3-8448
Contact: Dr. Richard Petrasso, NW17-256, x3-8458
Contact: Dr. ChiKang Li, NW17-262, x3-0934
The High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) Group: Much of our group's research is directed towards achieving fusion ignition. In this context, we perform experiments on imploding fusion capsules in order to understand the dynamics of the implosion process. The student projects relate to either experimental or computational aspects of this work, or to assisting in data collection and analysis. Students with skills in general laboratory work, C++ programming, particle detection, imaging, optics, mechanical design, machining, electronics, nuclear physics, plasma physics or astrophysics are encouraged to apply.
Both theoretical and experimental opportunities exist in the following areas:
Contact: Dr. J.V. Minervini, NW22-139, x3-5503