Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

The main focus of the group is to provide theoretical support to the worldwide fusion effort for the realization of thermonuclear fusion as a clean, safe and sustainable energy source. 

Fusion plasma reactor
This picture shows a section of plasma (in pink, which is the authentic colour) superimposed inside the British JET machine. In 2024, JET was taken out of commission after 40 years of service. In actuality the plasma extends the whole way around the machine. Credit: JET.

The main areas of our research are plasma turbulence and transport, energetic particle physics of burning fusion plasmas, and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability.

The research is strongly integrated in the international research activities, in particular the EU and the ITER program.​

Faculty members involved