Jason Smoniewski

Position title: PhD Alumni

Email: smoniewski@wisc.edu

Jason has studied edge flows and field structure with a Gundestrup probe, the monoenergetic approximation in neoclassical transport calculations, neoclassical viscosity with a bias probe, and calculations of neoclassical impurity transport at HSX. Jason’s thesis compares turbulent transport in the quasi-helical symmetry and broken symmetry configurations of HSX in both experiment and simulation using the GENE code, power balance calculations, and reflectometry measurements.

Jason received his PhD in 2021 and began work on an electron-positron tabletop optimized stellarator at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald, Germany.