Egemen Kolemen

Controlling fusion power

Egemen Kolemen

Princeton University

Friday, September 16, 2016



PSFC Seminars

Abstract: Fusion energy has the prospect of producing a substantial part of the world's electricity in an environmentally sustainable and politically acceptable way. The handling of the extreme particle and power exhaust from fusing plasma is one of the main challenges that needs to be solved to make economical fusion energy a reality. I will talk about the novel methods we are developing to solve this problem; namely, advanced real-time analysis, disruption avoidance and control algorithms, advanced divertor configurations, and liquid metal walls.

Bio: Egemen Kolemen is an Assistant Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). He is an associated faculty of the Program in Plasma Physics (Department of Astrophysical Sciences). He worked at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility and NSTX as a research scientist before joining Princeton University. He received his B.S. from Bosporus University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is leading LMX, Liquid Metal eXperiment, and FLIT, Flowing LIquid Torus, experiments at Princeton and developing novel heat management, disruption avoidance and control systems for ITER, DIII-D, NSTX-U, KSTAR and EAST fusion facilities.