PSFC Postdoctoral Associate Cristina Rea is developing a database to centralize information about disruptions in C-Mod, DIII-D and other tokamaks around the world. Employing machine learning techniques to model how disruptions are likely to progress, she hopes to use this data to find ways to mitigate the problem.
Mechanical design and fabrication specialist Rick Leccacorvi was honored with a 2018 Infinite Mile Award at a ceremony held on May 23. His work designing experimental apparatus for physicists and students at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) has received continued enthusiastic appreciation from his peers.
Creely is using data from the Alcator C-Mod tokamak to validate simulations of fusion plasmas that could provide researchers with confidence that their simulations will accurately predict what will happen in a working fusion deviceand influence the design of future machines.