Ryan Magee

University Of York

I completed my BSc in Physics at the University of Surrey, undertaking a placement year in the ion-beam research group at Applied Materials, USA. My dissertation investigated implant induced defects in silicon carbide and the resultant changes to its material properties.

My PhD research at York focuses on the development of low-temperature plasma ion sources, which are of significant interest for applications ranging from neutral-beam injection for magnetic confined fusion, electric propulsion and advanced manufacturing. We are particularly interested in the physics of negative ion production in these sources, and will investigate this via a combination of 2D fluid-kinetic simulations and non-invasive optical diagnostics.