Danish Association EURATOM-DTU – Volker Naulin

The recently adopted roadmap for the achievement of electricity from fusion by 2050 needs to be supported by ambitious activities in the member states in a corresponding time frame. My aim is to strengthen both the Danish participation within the joint fusion programme and the standing of fusion with the public.“

picture of Volker NaulinDr Volker Naulin studied theoretical physics at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, working on structure formation in magnetised plasmas. In 1996 he transferred to Risø National Laboratories, Denmark, under a Marie Curie Fellowship where he joined the fusion plasma activities, and became a Senior Scientist two years later. He has been teaching at universities in Kiel, Innsbruck, Nancy, Düsseldorf, and at the Danish Technical University. Under the Sino Danish Center for education and research he is responsible for educational activities on the subject of “Fusion Energy”. Dr Naulin’s work focuses on plasma turbulence and transport using numerical simulations. He is active in the fields of structure formation, drift-turbulence, and turbulence spreading. He is primarily interested in the interaction between edge and scrape-off layer plasma and has developed several numerical codes to simulate plasma turbulence in the edge gradient region and the scrape-off layer. In the years 2004 to 2011 he served as Deputy and, subsequently, Leader of the EFDA JET Task Force Transport He is a reviewer for numerous funding bodies and member of the scientific committees of several international conferences.

Austrian Association EURATOM-ÖAW – Friedrich Aumayr

As Head of Research Unit of the Austrian Fusion Association my top priority is to maintain and strengthen the Association’s internal cooperation and integration into the European Fusion Programme, especially with a view to the challenges of Horizon 2020.

picture of Professor Friedrich Aumayr Professor Friedrich Aumayr studied Physics at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and received his PhD degree in Technical Sciences from Vienna University of Technology. After a three-year appointment with the Austrian Academy of Sciences he became Assistant Professor at TU Wien. During that time he contributed to the development of neutral lithium beam diagnostics at TEXTOR in Jülich. He also worked as a visiting scientist in the X-Ray laser group at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory PPPL. In 1991, Professor Aumayr established his group on “Atomic and Plasma Physics” as an Associate Professor at Vienna University of Technology. His group engages in numerous international collaborations, performing experiments at ASDEX Upgrade, LLNL Livermore CA/USA, Humboldt University and HMI in Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, CERIL/GANIL Caen, and the German Helmholtz Centers in Dresden/Rossendorf as well as GSI Darmstadt. In 1997 he became a Professor in Experimental Physics at the Institute of Applied Physics of Vienna University of Technology, where he has been deputy-director since 2006.
Professor Aumayr was Deputy Head of Research Unit (HRU) of the Association EURATOM-ÖAW before being appointed HRU in January 2013. He is a member of the Commission at the Austrian Academy of Sciences for the Coordination of Fusion Research in Austria. Professor Aumayr is also member of the ASDEX Upgrade Program Committee and he belonged to the EFDA Science and Technology Advisory Committee between 2007 and 2010.

Professor Aumayr’s research activities are in the fields of atomic, surface and plasma physics. He specializes in ion-atom, ion-molecule and ion-surface collisions, and has developed neutral beam diagnostic techniques for fusion, ECR ions sources for production of highly charged ions, novel X-ray lasers schemes and studied plasma-wall-interaction processes.