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Speakers

Yong Seok Hwang

Abstract

Lecture

Overview of the K-DEMO Program

Short CV

Education:

- Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences-Plasma Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA (12/92), Thesis: Studies of Non-Inductive Current Drive in the CDX-U Tokamak
- M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (2/86)
Thesis: Numerical Analysis of Free-Boundary Equilibrium for Axisymmetric Toroidal Plasmas
- B.S. (Honors) in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (8/83)

Research Experience:

1. Professor, Seoul National University (10/06 – Present)
Associate Professor, Seoul National University (10/01 – 9/06)
Assistant Professor, Seoul National University (9/98 – 9/01)
- Versatile Experiment Spherical Torus (VEST) design, construction and operation
- Tokamak plasma control and diagnostics
- Neutron generator, Pulse power technology
- RF ion sources from high-density plasma sources : Helicon ion source, TCP H- ion source, High-brightness ion source for FIB
- Large-area high-density plasma source using high-density helicon plasmas
- RF Atmospheric Plasma Sources
2. Visiting Scientist, TRIUMF, Canada (9/04-8/05)
- H- ion source characterization
3. Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (3/96 – 8/98)
- Compact high-density plasma sources : Microwave plasmas, Helicon plasmas
- Ion-beam applications to nuclear materials
4. Associate Research Physicist, Princeton University (12/92 – 8/96)
- Physics of low-aspect-ratio tokamak plasmas
- Operation of low-aspect-ratio CDX-U Tokamak
- Control and diagnostic development for CDX-U Tokamak
- Physics design for the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)
5. Research Assistant, Princeton University (6/86 – 12/92)
- Physics of Non-inductive current drive : DC helicity injection, Bootstrap current
- Construction and operation of CDX-U tokamak
- Magnetic diagnostics of CDX-U
- Particle simulation of electron beams in space
- Beam-driven instabilities
- Polarization characteristics of laser beams
- Operation of CO2 and Far-infrared lasers for tokamak polarimetry

Published papers:
150 Refereed Journal Papers for 30 years of Plasma and Fusion Studies

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