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Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Andrew Seltzman » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:53 am

For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, I finished my PhD in plasma physics last year where I demonstrated the first observation of RF heating in the reversed field pinch:
My thesis:
http://plasma.physics.wisc.edu/uploaded ... 2_2017.pdf
A power point of a conference talk on EBW heating in the RFP:
http://plasma.physics.wisc.edu/uploaded ... an1218.pdf

I have been working as a postdoc at MIT in the plasma science and fusion center since the spring, designing a high field side lower hybrid current drive launcher system for tokamaks, a method that should improve non-inductive current drive efficiency, and allow current profile control nearer to the core. I'm mainly working on the RF design for the launcher system that will be installed on DIII-D in the spring of 2020. I am currently living in Cambridge, MA, but will likely mode to San Diego, CA in about a year to install the system.

Here's me inside DIII-D inspecting the tokamak.
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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by John Futter » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:48 am

Well done Andrew

hope the future brings many neuts

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Harald_Consul » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:35 pm

Congratulations to your PhD! Maybe I am trying to read your thesis, if it is not mathemtically too sophisticated for me. I am only an applied statictician.

A little joke regarding your photo: I really didn't know, that physicists are willing to do so much arduous research work only to wear such advantageous suit. (I hope find it funny, too.)

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Rich Feldman » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm

Congratulations, Andrew.
Not only a PhD, but you have a job! In your field!
Good luck.
-Rich
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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:08 am

Really glad to hear you now have your doctorate. Your work should prove rewarding to you personally and financially.
All the very best in your endeavors.

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by ReneeDegutis » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:44 am

Andrew Seltzman wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:53 am
For those of you who don't follow me on facebook, I finished my PhD in plasma physics last year where I demonstrated the first observation of RF heating in the reversed field pinch:
My thesis:
http://plasma.physics.wisc.edu/uploadedfiles/theses/thesisSeltzman132_2017.pdf
A power point of a conference talk on EBW heating in the RFP:
http://plasma.physics.wisc.edu/uploaded ... an1218.pdf

I have been working as a postdoc at MIT in the plasma science and fusion center since the spring, designing a high field side lower hybrid current drive launcher system for tokamaks, a method that should improve non-inductive current drive efficiency, and allow current profile control nearer to the core. I'm mainly working on the RF design for the launcher system that will be installed on DIII-D in the spring of 2020. I am currently living in Cambridge, MA, but will likely mode to San Diego, CA in about a year to install the system.

Dear Andrew,

Congratulations on your achievements! I'm interested in reading the thesis. Good luck with your further professional growth.

Best regards,
Renee Degutis

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:56 pm

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Dennis P Brown » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:59 pm

Fantastic work and like others here, congratulations Mr. Seltzman, Ph.D.! I know a bit of just how hard and difficult that path must have been! Guess it's on to General Atomics(?) Best of luck no matter. I know how limited funding has become and the challenges in that field. So, all the best in your career and future!

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Re: Finished PhD, now a postdoc at MIT

Post by Bruce Meagher » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:21 am

Congratulations Dr. Seltzman! If you come to San Diego contact me if you’re interested in joining several of us fusor members for one of our meetups.

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