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Dr. Alexander N Tronchin-James, +1(949)412-7220
Post-doctoral researcher

Fusion Energy Science Program
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, L-637
Livermore, CA 94551

On research assignment at:
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, NW17-264
175 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Research history

February 2012-Present
Visiting Scientist at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center with Bruce Lipschultz
Implementing intensified CID imaging of divertor erosion at the Alcator C-Mod tokamak
July 2011-February 2012
Post-doctoral researcher at LLNL's Fusion Energy Sciences Program and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory with Vlad Soukhanovskii
Implemented VUV spectroscopy at MTX (writeup/presentation) and camera tomography (writeup) at the NSTX tokamak
Fall 2005-June 2011
Graduate student researcher at UCSD Center for Energy Research and General Atomics with George Tynan and Eric Hollmann
Investigated runaway electron generation and transport at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility
Spring 2008
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine Electromagnetic Lab with Steve Constable
Assisted ship based controlled source electromagnetic ocean bottom tomographic surveys, 23 days under way
Summer 2005
UCSD Center for Energy Research and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with George Tynan, Siegfried Glenzer, and Dustin Froula
Investigated non-local electron heat transport at the LLNL Jupiter laser facility's Janus experiment
Feb 2005-Aug 2005
San Diego State Univ. Foundation and General Atomics Data Analysis and Applications Group Internship with Alan Turnbull and Dave Schissel
Optimized memory use and speed of GATO MHD stability analysis code
Summer 2004
Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Debi Kilb
Surveyed, explored, and documented visible evidence of seismic activity in San Diego city
Summer 2004
UCSD Center for Energy Research with George Tynan
Spectroscopically measured particle temperature on the Controlled Source Decorrelation eXperiment (CSDX)
June 2004-Oct 2004
UCSD Institute for Pure and Applied Science with C. F. Driscoll
Numerically investigated diocotron mode instability sources in Penning traps with pure electron plasmas

Publications see Google scholar profile for recent additions and citations


Outreach and teaching

June 2013
Instructor for the MIT Middle Eastern Education through Technology (MEET) summer program
November 2012
Participated in LLNL/DIII-D booth at the APS-DPP plasma expo
April 2012
Participated in MIT PSFC middle school outreach day
March 2012
Designed a tabletop glass tokamak for demonstration
November 2011
Participated in LLNL/DIII-D booth at the APS-DPP plasma expo
July 2009
Invited talk at Cal. State Univ. San Marcos iQUEST program suggesting electromagnetism demos to 8th grade teachers
Fall 2007
Teaching assistant for Physical Measurements, an undergraduate level PIC microprocessor based project design course in the UCSD Physics Department with professor C. Fred Driscoll
Private tutoring of math and science topics from high-school through graduate level


Awards, Honors

Memberships, Volunteering, and Misc. activities

Technical Experience