Max Kellerman-Stunt

University Of York

Before joining the University of York, I completed my MSc at Imperial College London. My research project involved developing in house deformable mirrors for laser beam correction for the Cerberus and Chimera laser systems.
My PhD research will combine experiments and simulations on a non-equilibrium hydrogen plasma, where electrons are relatively energetic compared to ions and neutrals, investigating their dynamics and chemical kinetics when seed gases are admixed, and investigate strategies for enhancing their control within this challenging regime. The results of this project will feed into the development of fusion science and technology via our improved understanding of non-equilibrium plasma physics relevant to the divertor. The findings are also applicable to distinct non-equilibrium plasma applications including, for example, nanoscale materials processing and satellite propulsion.