Physics of divertor power exhaust beyond ITER
Short CVProf. Dr. Hartmut Zohm
Name Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zohm
Place of Work: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching
Education and Training:
1983 - 1988 Study of Physics at Karlsruhe University, Physics Diploma (Theoretical Solid State Physics)
1988 - 1990 PhD in Physics at Heidelberg University (Experimental Plasma Physics)
1996 Habilitation (Experimental Physics) at Augsburg University
1990 - 1996 Employed at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik as Research Scientist
1991 - 1992 Assigned to General Atomics (DIII-D tokamak) in San Diego, CA, USA
1996 - 1999 Professor for Plasma Research, Faculty for Electrotechnical Engineering, Stuttgart University
1996 - 1999 Head of Plasma Heating Group, Institut für Plasmaforschung, Stuttgart University
since 1999 Director at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Head of Department ‘Tokamak Scenario Development' (ASDEX Upgrade tokamak experiment)
since 2002 Honorary Professor at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Physics)
since 2011 Member of Directorate of Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
2013 Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (Physics), 5 months
Otto-Hahn-Medal (Max-Planck-Society, 1991)
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research (APS, 2014)
Hannes Alfvén Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Plasma Physics (EPS, 2016)
Fellow of the APS, Division of Plasma Physics (APS, 2016)
Prof. Hartmut Zohm's main fields of interest are the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability of fusion plasmas and their heating by Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH). By combining these two fields, he pioneered the active stabilisation of neoclassical magnetic islands, which set a major performance limit to the tokamak, by ECRH. His present field is the study of tokamak physics on the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak which is operated by his department. He is also involved in the European studies for a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO).
Prof. Zohm is a member of the Programme Advisory Committees of KSTAR (Daejon, Korea) and EAST (ASIPP Hefei, China), the EUROFusion STAC as well as chair of the External Advisory Board of the EPSRC Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training (York, UK) and the International Advisory Committee of the physics programme of the Chinese Fusion Experimental Test Reactor (CFETR). He is also a member of the board of editors of the ‘Nuclear Fusion' journal and a member of the advisory board of the ‘Annalen der Physik' journal.
Selected publications (out of ~ 300 listed in ISI Web of Science, 39 as first author, h=47):
Zohm, H., ASDEX Upgrade Team, EUROfusion MST1 Team: ‘Recent ASDEX Upgrade Research in Support of ITER and DEMO', Nucl. Fusion 55 (2015) 104010.
Zohm, H.; ‘On the minimum size of DEMO', Fus. Sci. Technology 58 (2010) 613.
Zohm, H. et al., ‘Experiments on Neoclassical Tearing Mode stabilisation by ECCD in ASDEX Upgrade', Nucl. Fusion 39 (1999) 577-580.
Zohm, H., ‘Edge Localised Modes (ELMs)', Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 38 (1996) 105-128.
Zohm H., ‘Dynamic Behaviour of the L-H Transition', Phys. Rev. Lett. 72 (1994), 222-225.
Zohm, H., et al., ‘Plasma Angular Momentum Loss by MHD Mode Locking', Europhys. Lett. 11 (1990) 745-750.