Alexis Briesemeister

Position title: PhD Alumni


Alexis explored the effects of quasi-symmetry on flows. To do this she led the implementation of a charge exchange recombination spectroscopy (ChERS) system on HSX. Her research focused on improving the ChERS system and using it to measure plasma flow velocity, ion temperature, and impurity ion density profiles. The radial electric field, which can be deduced from flow and pressure gradient measurements, was compared to the values predicted by neoclassical theory.

Alexis received her PhD in 2012 and began work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fusion Energy group and then joined the General Atomics Fusion Group/DIII-D Laboratory in San Diego, CA.