Alexander Thornton

Position title: Engineer

Email: athornton3@wisc.edu

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Alex has been a graduate student with HSX since 2017. He studies RF heating, beam heating, energetic particle confinement, and wall conditioning systems. He is currently working on an upgrade to the ECRH system that will allow HSX to operate at higher densities.

Alex paused his research began working as an engineer managing the HSX-Upgrade project in Fall 2020.