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.