Plasma facing components beyond ITER – solid materials
Short CVFrancesco Maviglia brief curriculum vitae
Francesco Maviglia received the Master’s degree in electronic engineering (magna cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in electric and automation engineering from the “Università Degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria”, Italy, in 2006, and 2009, respectively.
From 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the Plasma Operation Group, as plasma operations and control expert, in the JET laboratory, Culham, UK. During this period his activity were mainly focused on plasma electromagnetic modelling and control, real time wall heat flux calculation, and diagnostics simulations/commissioning. He participated to several experimental campaigns as a scientific coordinator (i.e. plasma breakdown, and eXtreme Shape Controller), as a member of several the experimental groups (e.g. of the JET operation with inverted currents in the central solenoid, for and early x-point formation), JET session leader, and real-time control expert.
Since September 2014 he is a member of the EUROfusion Power Plant Physics & Technology (PPPT) department in Garching, Germany, where he is responsible for the aspects of the design of a Demonstration Fusion Power Plant (DEMO) related to the problem of plasma stability and control and plasma wall interactions. He is presently leading the activities, involving several European research units, aimed to develop design and technology solutions to improve the robustness of the DEMO first wall and divertor from plasma transients.
Since 2005 Francesco is a researcher of CREATE consortium and he actively participated in the modelling and control of several International fusion devices, as JET (Culham, UK), MAST (Culham, UK), FTU (Frascati, Italy), RFX (Padua, Italy), ASDEX (Garching, Germany), TCV (Lausanne, Switzerland), and he participated to the project of new international Tokamaks as ITER, and DEMO.