I am the project-leader for the new materials and components development activities at the Plasmaphysics part of the Institute for Energy and Climate Research at Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germeny. Here i coordinate and actively participate in the new development of advanced materials for extreme environments including fusion. With a focus on new solution based on e.g. high-z metal composite materials.
On European level i am coordinating the efforts related to Plasma Wall Interaction and the Qualification of High-Z Materials , namely Tungsten, for the use in future fusion devices. (www.iter.org www.euro-fusion.org). As part of my european involvement i also do participate in activities related to large scale fusion devices such as ITER, JET, AUG and W7-X.
On an international level i am part of a group of experts and member of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA-Div/Sol) to move forward the required knowledge-base to operate ITER.
Specialties: Project management, Plasma Physics, Plasma Wall Interaction, Materials Research