Plasma facing components beyond ITER – liquid materials
Short CVAssistant Research Professor,
Center for Plasma – Material Interactions
Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
Prof. Andruczyk is heading up the HIDRA device at the University of Illinois.
Previously he was a Research Engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Labs from 2012 - 2014.
He currently is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, a multidisciplinary center at the University of Illinois. Prof. Andruczyk conducts research into plasma edge studies and PFC materials as well as research related to manufacturing in the semiconductor industry. Prof. Andruczyk has previously worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald where the W-7X Stellarator is being built.
He has extensive expertise in plasma diagnostics including the development and running of diagnostic He beams and has installed two on H-1NF Heliac in Canberra, Australia and the WEGA Stellarator in Greifswald, Germany.