Position title: PhD Alumni
The primary area of Gavin’s work centered on the design, construction and implementation of the second ECH quasi-optical power transmission system for delivering power from the second 28 GHz gyrotron to HSX. The mirror is manually steerable to permit off-axis power deposition control. His research included examination of the heat propagation from modulated ECH heating, as compared to the overall the overall thermal diffusivity – a measure of the profile stiffness or resiliency, especially as this relates to the axisymmetric tokamak devices.
Gavin received his PhD in 2014. Visit this link to view his full dissertation.
Gavin is began work at the Heliotron-J stellarator in Kyoto, Japan.