Fusion Technology Award to Dr. Felix Schauer

Development of superconducting magnets and stellarator power plant studies

July 07, 2014

Dr. Felix Schauer

The Fusion Technology award of IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for engineers, domiciled in New York, goes this year to Dr. Felix Schauer, head of the Engineering Division at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald. The prize acknowledges the many outstanding techno-scientific contributions made by Dr. Schauer to fusion research and superconducting magnet technology.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) put particular emphasis on Dr. Schauer’s planning and construction of the world’s largest research device of the stellarator type, Wendelstein 7-X at IPP in Greifswald, and on his recent technical studies for HELIAS 5-B, a concept for a fusion power plant of this type.

Reactor studies: Calculation of mechanical stress in the magnet system of a stellarator

“It is most gratifying that Dr. Schauer’s extensive work on important topics is esteemed not only at IPP, but also elsewhere”, states Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinger, head of the Wendelstein 7-X project.

The Fusion Technology Award 2014 is to be conferred at the 26th Symposium on Fusion Engineering from 31 May to 4 June 2015 in Austin, Texas. Most of the recipients have hitherto been US engineers or scientists.

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