Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zohm

Head of Tokamak Scenario Development Division

Hartmut Zohm, born on 2 November 1962 in Freiburg, has been a Scientific Fellow of Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) and Head of Tokamak Scenario Development Division (formerly Experimental Plasma Physics Division 2) since 1999. After studying physics at Karlsruhe (1983 to 1988), he worked for his PhD at IPP from 1988 till 1990. For his thesis entitled "Investigation of Magnetic Modes in the ASDEX Tokamak", he was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal in 1991 by the Max Planck Society.

After a stay abroad, with General Atomics in San Diego, he qualified for lectureship in experimental physics in 1996 at the University of Augsburg. From 1996 till 1999 he taught as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Plasma Research at the University of Stuttgart. In 1999 he returned to IPP as Scientific Fellow. Since 2002 he is Honorary Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. 2014 he was awarded the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research by the American Physical Society; in 2016 he received the Hannes Alfvén Prize of the European Physical Society. Hartmut Zohm has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2016.

Selected publications:

Zohm, H.
On the Size of Tokamak Fusion Power Plants
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 377, 20170437 (2019)
Zohm, H., ASDEX Upgrade Team, EUROfusion MST1 Team
Recent ASDEX Upgrade Research in Support of ITER and DEMO
Nuclear Fusion 55, 104010 (2015)
Zohm, H.
On the minimum size of DEMO
Fusion Science and Technology 58, 613 (2010)
Zohm, H. et al.
Control of MHD instabilities by ECCD: ASDEX Upgrade results and implications for ITER
Nuclear Fusion 47, 228-232 (2007)
Zohm, H. et al.
Experiments on Neoclassical Tearing Mode stabilization by ECCD in ASDEX Upgrade
Nuclear Fusion 39, 577-580 (1999)
Zohm, H.
Edge localized modes (ELMs)
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 38, 105-128 (1996)
Zohm H.
Dynamic Behavior of the L-H Transition
Physical Review Letters 72, 222-225 (1994)
Zohm, H., et al.
Plasma Angular Momentum Loss by MHD Mode Locking
Europhysics Letters 11, 745 (1990)
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