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Jaap Hermens - internship at University of Sydney

Supported by FuseNet, Jaap Hermens went to the University of Sydney, where he worked on the analysis of deuterium ion motion in and intertial electrostatic confinement device (more colloquially dubbed 'fusor'). In his spare time he discovered the city and upon completion of the internship he went on a month-long roadtrip.

Katia Camacho Mata - internship at Institute Jean Lamour

Supported by FuseNet, Katia Camacho Mata went to the Institute Jean Lamour In Nancy, where performed self-consistent calculations of the bootstrap current for the ESTELL stellarator. Beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and fantastic French food complemented her stay.

Berend Gort - internship at SPC

Supported by FuseNet, Berend Gort went to the Swiss Plasma Centre, where he investigated the dynamic limitations of a new mirror that reflects high-power electromagnetic microwaves into the plasma. In the weekends, he braved all the slopes within driving distance of Lausanne on his skis.

Robin Somers - IRFM Winter Event

Supported by FuseNet, Robin Somers attended a unique hands-on experience at WEST-tokamak. He got the pick of a range of subjects, ranging from turbulence studies in stellarators to analysing plasma-facing components for ITER.

Laurens van der Leden - internship at KIT

Supported by FuseNet, Laurens van der Leden went to the Karlsrüher Institut für Technologie where he worked on developing a database that stores the properies of all kinds of materials relevant for fusion. Along the way, he upped his C++ and SQLite skills as well as his German.

Alexis Devitre - IRFM Winter Event

Supported by FuseNet, Alexis Devitre attended the IRFM Winter Event in CEA Cadarache as part of the second-year programme of the European Master in Fusion Science and Engineering Physics. His work on the backend of an ICRH antenna and on testing plasma-facing components have helped him appreciate the practical end of fusion science.

Matthias Werl - MSc thesis at CNT

Supported by FuseNet, Matthias Werl did part of his MSc thesis research at Columbia University in New York, USA. He worked on explaining synergistic effects resulting form microwave heating in combination with a heated and biased filament, which result in unexpectedly high densities. In his free time he went on several (fusion-related) roadtrips, to the beach and some big US cities.

Lidija Radovanovic - internship at IPP Garching

Supported by FuseNet, Lidija Radovanovic went to the Max Planck Insitute for Plasma Physics in Garching, where, using an existing numerical code, she worked on a better understanding of how to combat ELMs using... ELMs. In her free time she explored the wonders of Bavaria and rediscovered her love of swimming.

Tristan Neelis - Msc thesis at IPP Greifswald

Supported by FuseNet, Tristan Neelis went to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany. He worked on investigating neutral beam attenuation of the newly implemented neutral beam source at Wendelstein 7-X.

Stef Voermans - internship at NIFS

Supported by FuseNet, Stef Voermans went to NIFS in Toki, Japan, home to the Large Helical Device. He worked on the tongue-shaped instability in the peripheral region of the plasma, analysing data LHD. In his free time, he went hiking, and explored cities and amusement parks alike.

Mathis Feuvrie - internship at IPP Prague

Supported by FuseNet, Mathis Feuvrie went to the Institute of Plasma Physics, Prague, to work on the design of a robotic liquid lithium manipulator to perform a study on the thermodynamic behaviour of liquid lithium in the tokamak. In his free time, he enjoyed the marvels of Prague, beautiful architecture and cold beers.

Adrien Abrassart - internship at IPP Prague

Supported by FuseNet, Adrien Abrassart went to the Institute of Plasma Physics, Prague, for six months. He worked a linear manipulator to perform tests on metallic samples within the COMPASS tokamak. In his free time he enjoyed the nightlife, history, stories and legends of Prague.

Nishith Chennakeshava - MSc thesis at IPP & PPPL

Supported by FuseNet, Nishith Chennakeshava went to the Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald and to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton. He worked on turbulence in fusion plasmas, and optimising stellarators such that turbulence occurs at as high as possible density gradients.

Alexis Devitre - internship at PPPL

Supported by FuseNet, Alexis Devitre went to LTX-β, a tokamak at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where he worked on a granule dropper to controlledly add impurities to the otherwise pure-hydrogen plasma. This allows for determining the behaviour of lithium in the Scrape-Off Layer, which is a major concern.

Tat Yiu Spencer Cheung - attendee KIT Summer School for Fusion Energy

Supported by FuseNet, Tat Yiu Spencer Cheung attended the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology International Summer School for Fusion Energy, where he got an in-depth overview of nuclear fusion. In the weekend he visited the city of Speyer, with its beautiful cathedral and impressive technical museum.

Edoardo Rovere - internship at SPC

Supported by FuseNet, Edoardo Rovere did an internship at the Swiss Plasma Center in Lausanne, where he worked on a database that can be used for emperical formulae and scaling laws in order to tackle EMLs in H-mode plasma. In the evenings he enjoyed the Lausanne-Flon district, bursting with life, discos and pubs.

Matteo Hakeem Kushoro – MSc thesis at CERN

Supported by FuseNet, Matteo Hakeem Kushoro went to CERN for his MSc thesis on a new concept for a solid crystalline detector, hopefully well-suited to fusion-like environments: the Silicon Carbide Detector. It was his first big experience in a large physics lab, which he found very stimulating.

Luca Spinicci - MSc thesis at CCFE

Supported by FuseNet, Luca Spinicci spent seven months working at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where he worked on improving and debugging software related to ELMs. In his free time, he went punting in Oxford  and even grew some sunflowers in his backyard!

Francis Prasanth - internship at CIEMAT

Supported by FuseNet, Francis Prasanth got the opportunity to do a three-month internship at CIEMAT, Madrid, for investigating the role of Neutrals in the Turbulence processes in TJ-II Stellerator.

Oscar Putignano - internship at CNA

Supported by FuseNet, Oscar Putignano went to the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) in Seville, where he worked on determining fast-ion-orbit kick. This is important in learning how to reduce ELMs in tokamaks, which are very bad for the wall of the vacuum vessel.