April 14, 2022
Martin van Breukelen
Martin van Breukelen (1980) will be taking up the position of institute manager of DIFFER on 1 July. He previously managed the stable isotope lab of the NFI and was the point of contact for HFML-FELIX in Nijmegen for the past eleven years. At DIFFER, one of the things he plans to do is to further open up the facilities to guest researchers.
April 7, 2022
Thomas Morgan
Registration is open for the 48th European Conference on Plasma Physics. The conference will be held online from June 27 to July 1 2022. Early bird tickets are available until 29 April. DIFFER's Thomas Morgan wil give a plenary talk.
April 4, 2022
Picture Artur Perek. Credit: DIFFER/BvO
“My PhD involved solving problem after problem. Luckily, I really enjoy solving problems.” Artur Perek worked on the MANTIS camera system that monitors the plasma within a fusion reactor. It helps controllers to make sure that the plasma that ends up at the exhaust - the divertor - is not too hot.
March 31, 2022
Purushothaman Varadhan
DIFFER researcher Purushothaman Varadhan has acquired a Marie Curie Fellowship. This European grant will allow him to spend two years researching low-cost and environmentally friendly ways to produce hydrogen. He will conduct the research at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (UK).
March 24, 2022
Jesse Koenders
De prijs voor het beste artikel in het vakblad van de Nederlandse Vacuümvereniging (NEVAC) gaat dit jaar naar Jesse Koenders. Koenders, promovendus bij DIFFER, schreef een artikel over de meet- en regelmethodes om de reactorwand van een fusiereactor actief te beschermen.