We tackle challenges of fusion energy by unleashing the creative minds of our students
Nuclear fusion, probably the most daunting scientific and technological challenge mankind has ever taken on, might one day provide humanity with a clean, safe and virtually unlimited energy source. Motivated by this potential, we set out to tackle some of its most important challenges. Our researchers address these from different angles, utilizing the wide variety of tools that theory, numerical models and experiments grant us. Through our Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion master’s degree program, we train a new generation of fusion engineers to propel the field of nuclear fusion into the future.Read more
NWO grant for new nuclear fusion reactor
July 16, 2019
Researcher Josefine Proll will investigate new ways to minimise turbulence in fusion reactors.
Kinetic modelling of ELM-induced tungsten transport in a tokamak plasma
May 20, 2019
The monthly edition of a leading journal in plasma physics highlights a study to determine the efficiency of ELMs to exhaust tungsten impurities from the core plasma of tokamaks to ensure that its concentration remains low to avoid plasma collapse by excessive radiation.
Liquid Metal Heat Shields
The exhaust of a fusion reactor must endure the harshest conditions of any man made object. Our mission is develop liquid metal heat shields...
Magnetohydrodynamic Stability of Fusion Plasmas
The control of large scale magnetic instabilities in fusion plasmas is essential for the successful operation of ITER and future fusion...
Sensorics for Fusion Reactors
To contribute to the fusion development by introducing robust, reliable and simple diagnostic methods for the operation of a fusion reactor.
Socio-economic Aspects of the Deployment of Fusion Energy
Fusion energy: Doable? Affordable? Desirable?
Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas
Turbulence is a major obstacle for building fusion reactors. We use theory and simulation to further our understanding of turbulence and...
Work with us!
All positions are open from May 15, 2019, and are open only to female candidates in the framework of the new Irène Curie Fellowship program of TU/e. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt, and continue until the positions are filled, with the last date for applications being November 15, 2019.
Please check out the TU/e Vacancies page for further opportunities within our group.
Meet some of our Researchers
Carlos Mora Moreno
Niek Lopes Cardozo
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
A wall-aligned grid generator for non-linear simulations of MHD instabilities in tokamak plasmasComputer Physics Communications (2019)
Effect of annealing on microstructure, texture and hardness of ITER-specification tungsten analyzed by EBSD, vickers micro-hardness and nano-indentation techniquesJournal of Nuclear Materials (2019)
Irradiation hardening induced by blistering in tungsten due to low-energy high flux hydrogen plasma exposureJournal of Nuclear Materials (2019)
Simulating the nonlinear interaction of relativistic electrons and tokamak plasma instabilitiesPhysical Review E (2019)
Micromechanical and microstructural properties of tungsten fibers in the as-produced and annealed stateInternational Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials (2019)