Leo Richardson

University Of York

I am a PhD Fusion CDT student studying with the University of York in collaboration with CCFE.

My project is titled Electromagnetic Turbulence and Advanced Transport Modelling and is under the supervision of Dr David Dickinson and Dr Colin Roach.

The project focuses on studying and modelling electromagnetic plasma instabilities and the associated turbulence. By understanding these fluctuations and improving upon the numerical models used to simulate them we can better understand what is needed for improved confinement and thus optimised tokamak performance.

I graduated from the University of York with a Master of Physics, with my final year project being titled Space Tether Systems for Space Junk Removal. I was motivated to pursue fusion research due to my strong beliefs of the many advantages that fusion energy offers humankind.