For his work on divertor flow simulations at JT-60 SA Cristian Gleason-González received the Fusion Engineering and Design Student Award. The International Standing Committee (ISC) for the International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT) has honoured the student from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) for his outstanding contributions to the field of Fusion Nuclear Technology.

The award was conveyed during the ISFNT held in September 2015 in Jeju Island, South Korea. Gleason-González, who is also involved in the research of EUROfusion’s devices ASDEX Upgrade and JET, is stunned:

“In a way this award reflects the great importance the particle exhaust system has in present and future fusion devices. The prize acknowledges the remarkable efforts done in this matter by means of a joint collaboration between Europe and Japan.”

Gleason-González’ passion is to understand the physical mechanisms underlying complex processes necessary to apply this knowledge for a future fusion power generation. “I would like to continue contributing to progress for both tokamak and stellarators in the experimental campaigns of European and non-European devices. I look forward to continuously exchanging and collaborating with other research units worldwide.”