Portrait of Evan Lippink

Evan Leppink

Graduate student



Evan Leppink is a PhD student in MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering department. His research utilizes a combination of plasma diagnostics and state-of-the-art simulation to study tokamak plasmas. He is currently a part of the high-field side lower hybrid current drive project on the DIII-D tokamak, where he has designed a high field side reflectometer and filterscope diagnostic to study the interaction of launched lower hybrid waves with the edge region of the tokamak known as the scrape-off-layer.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Expected 2024
Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in Nuclear Science and Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Physics

Awards & honors

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Fellowship, 2022
MIT NSE Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Mentorship Award, 2021
University of Michigan College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Undergraduate Award, 2018
University of Michigan James B. Angell Scholar, 2016-2018

Work experience

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Summer 2016
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Summer 2017
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Summer 2018