Juan Ruiz Ruiz

Graduate Student

617-401-6661

NW17-174

Biography

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Expected Fall 2018
PhD candidate in Nuclear Science and Engineering. Major in Fusion Energy and Plasma Physics. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 2015
Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris June 2013
Cycle Ingénieur Polytechnicien. Combined undergraduate and graduate curriculum. 

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris June 2010
Bachelor of Science degree in Physics

Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris June 2009
First and Second years of undergraduate physics. 

Teaching

Jan. 22-26 2018 Grenoble Ecole de Management: Innoweek: Taught Innovation & Entrepreneurship to Masters students in the business program.

Fellowships and Awards

Beta-Theta-Pi Foundation Scholarship, summer 2014. 

Fundación Especial Caja Madrid, Fellowship Award for Graduate Studies in Universities and Colleges, 2013-2014. 

Chaire Energies Durables, Chair of Sustainable Energy awarded by the French utility EDF and the Ecole Polytechnique Foundation for the completion of a research internship at MIT, April-July 2013. 

Bourse de la Fondation de l’Ecole Polytechnique, Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Ecole Polytechnique, 2010-2013. 

Leadership and Community Service

Aug 2017-Present MIT Football Club and MIT Judo Club: Treasurer. In charge of team finances, marketing and sponsorship.

Sep 2016-Sep 2017 American Nuclear Society (ANS): Social chair. Organized networking events and team building activities for the ANS division at MIT (>100 members). 

Sep 2015-Present MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW): Team organizer (GSW 2016), treasurer (GSW 2017) and co-lead organizer (GSW 2018) of the MIT GSW conference (budget $400,000-1,000,000, attendance 500-1,000). 

May 2014-Present Spain@MIT: President of the Spanish student association at MIT. Organized social, professional and sports events for the Spanish community at MIT (>300 members). Currently vice-president. http://spain.mit.edu/ 

Sep 2010-Apr 2011 Apprentis d’Auteuil: Tutor, teacher and youth worker in a French organization aiming to help young high school students from underprivileged backgrounds. 

Research

Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), MIT Sep 2013-Present
Research Assistantship on turbulence in plasmas at the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment (NSTX). Analyzed the stabilizing influence of density gradient on experiments and simulations of plasma turbulence, and developed numerical tools for validation of plasma turbulence simulations against experiments. Collaborated in the design of the ARC high magnetic field fusion reactor.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Jun 2016-Sep 2016
Summer doctoral visit. Developed numerical routines for rigorously studying plasma turbulence in fusion plasmas. 

Space Propulsion Laboratory (SPL), MIT Apr 2013-Sep 2013
Research internship in Plasma Assisted Combustion. Implemented a schlieren measurement technique of temperature profiles in space propulsion plasmas.

LadHyx Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Sep 2011-Mar 2013
“Biplanes and Box Wings”. Assessed the use of biplane structures in prospect future airplanes and cargo ships propelled by kite sails to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. 
“Traction of Vessels by Kite Sails”. Year-long team research Initiative to save carbon emissions of cargo ships by using wind energy. 

Publications & Presentations

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Studying High-k Turbulence with Microwave Scattering on NSTX”, 56th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, New Orleans, LA, October 27-31, 2014. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Stabilization of Electron-Scale Turbulence by Electron Density Gradient in NSTX”, Science Meeting Seminar at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Nov 17, 2014. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Stabilization of Electron-Scale Turbulence by Electron Density Gradient in NSTX”, Science Meeting Seminar at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, December 8, 2014. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Electron Density Gradient Stabilization of Electron Scale Turbulence at NSTX”, 2015 US-EU Transport Task Force Workshop, Salem, MA, April 28-May 1, 2015. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Stabilization of Electron-Scale Turbulence by Electron Density Gradient in NSTX”, 42nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 22-26, 2015. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Experimental Study of Density Gradient Stabilization Effects on High-k Turbulence”, 18th International Spherical Torus Workshop (ISTW 2015), Princeton University, November 3-6 2015. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Experimental Study of Density Gradient Stabilization Effects on High-k Turbulence in NSTX”, 57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Savannah, GA, November 16-20, 2015. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Stabilization of Electron-Scale Turbulence by Electron Density Gradient in National Spherical Torus Experiment”, Physics of Plasmas 22, 122501 (2015). 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Experimental Study of Density Gradient Stabilization Effects on High-k Turbulence in NSTX”, 2016 US Transport Task Force Workshop, Denver, CO, March 29-April 1 2016. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Study of Ion and Electron Scale Turbulence in an NSTX H-mode Plasma Using a Synthetic High-k Diagnostic and Gyrokinetic Simulation”, 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, San Jose, CA, October 31-November 4, 2016. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “A Synthetic Diagnostic for Studying Electron Scale Turbulence at NSTX and NSTX-U”, Science Meeting Seminar at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Nov 22, 2016. 

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “A Synthetic Diagnostic for Studying Electron Scale Turbulence at NSTX and NSTX-U”, Science Meeting Seminar at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, Dec 5, 2016. 

Ruiz Ruiz, Rodriguez-Fernandez, “Thermonuclear Fusion Energy: Promise, Challenges and Perspectives”, Contributed Talk, 2nd Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the US (II Encuentro de Españoles en EEUU), ECUSA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, June 4, 2017.

Ruiz Ruiz et al., “Electron Scale Turbulence and Transport in an NSTX H-mode Plasma Using a Synthetic Diagnostic for High-k Scattering Measurements”, 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Milwaukee, WN, October 23-27, 2017. 

Talks & Media

PPPL researchers advance understanding of plasma turbulence that drains heat from fusion reactors”, PPPL News press release, Raphael Rosen, Feb 22, 2016, 

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors”, MIT News Office, David L. Chandler, Jan 21, 2016  

MIT: la fábrica de ideas”, XL Semanal (Spain National newspaper), Daniel Méndez, November 27, 2016 

Savia Murciana en el MIT”, La Verdad (Regional newspaper in Murcia, Spain), Daniel Vidal, Jan 22, 2017

Juan Ruiz, un murciano en el MIT”, CLUB DE CIENCIAS , Onda Regional Murcia, Dec 28, 2017

"El MIT, un referente tecnológico en el mundo universitario", COPE, Spain National Radio Broadcasting, Feb 26, 2018