Energy Research at the University of Washington

Thomas R. Jarboe

Energy Research Area: Plasma physics and controlled fusion research, specifically helicity injection current drive and computational modeling.

College of Engineering
Aeronautics and Astronautics

I am studying and developing the efficient formation and sustainment of magnetic confinement configurations through a method call helicity injection. This is an enabling technology for some very attractive fusion confinement devices. This is being pursued on two experiments: The Helicity Injected Torus with Steady Inductive injection (HIT-SI) at UW and on the National Spherical Torus eXperiment (NSTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. I am also working towards developing computational predictability of magnetic plasma as Director of the Plasma Science and Innovation Center (PSI-Center) at UW.

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.