Dr Boyd Blackwell

B.Sc. (Hons I) University of Sydney, PhD in Plasma Physics, University of Sydney
Director, Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility, Senior Fellow, PRL, RSPE
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Analysis Of Algorithms And Complexity 080201
  • Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges 020204
  • Optical Physics 0205
  • Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And Plasma Physics 0202
  • Signal Processing 090609
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) 090608

Research interests

Plasma physics and applications to fusion power and materials interactions

Advanced geometries for the magentic confinement of plasma

MHD equilibrium and stability, plasma wave propagation and heating, plasma diagnostics

Numerical simulation and large scale computation, visualisation of complex phenomena

Signal/data processing and analysis

Power electronics and applications to energy efficiency and sustainability.


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