Kristel CrombéAt the 33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics in Rome on 22 June 2006, Dr Kristel Crombé was awarded a PhD Research Prize for her thesis “Spectroscopic Studies of Impurity Ion Dynamics on the JET and TEXTOR Tokamaks” which she presented last year at Ghent University, Belgium. “I am really happy to receive this award, which comes as a total surprise to me” said Kristel. Kristel Crombé studied plasma poloidal rotation velocity profiles in JET advanced mode plasmas using the charge exchange spectroscopy plasma diagnostic. Her work was carried out within the Core Spectroscopy Group at JET. Several improvements to the analysis of the spectra have led to fi rst observations of a strong increase in plasma poloidal rotation in the presence of internal transport barriers.