NPRE 199 Undergraduate Seminar
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
112 Transportation Building
Abstract: This talk gives an overview of the most recent research activities at LCPP, the Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics at Illinois. The Laboratory develops theoretical and computational models for a variety of Plasma Physics problems ranging from fusion edge plasmas to industrial plasmas and nuclear forensics, utilizing advanced, predictive simulation capabilities on high-performance computing machines, and multi-physics multi-scale models. Five-minute snapshots from several active projects will be presented, highlighting collaboration opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
Bio: Davide Curreli is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and affiliate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and Computational Science and Engineering at Illinois. Among his current research activities, he is Principal Investigator of a DOD-DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency) award funded by the Department of Defense; recipient of an NSF grant for the development of open-source software for plasma simulations; works with multiple DOE-SciDAC (Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing) projects funded by the Department of Energy; collaborates with private companies exploiting advanced plasma processing for large-scale mass production. Dr Curreli leads the Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics at Illinois.