Professor of Fusion Plasma Physics with emphasis on analysis of experiment data
Lorenzo Frassinetti has been at KTH since 2007 and is currently in the division of Electromagnetic Engineering and Fusion Science, focusing on the development of more sustainable energy sources. He works in fusion plasma physics, the goal of which is to have a nuclear fusion power plant by approximately 2050.
Nuclear fusion is a sustainable energy source that utilises isotopes of hydrogen as fuel and does not produce green-house gases. Lorenzo collaborates with the major international laboratories in the field, including the ITER project currently under construction in France.
Lorenzo’s activities have covered several research areas and he is currently investigating the effect of the fuel type on the performance of fusion plasmas, with the goal of reaching more accurate predictions for the future fusion power plants. He has recently coordinated an experiment in the tritium campaign at JET and is currently coordinating the experimental activity of a large international team in four European laboratories.
Lorenzo has also taught several courses, including “vector calculus” for over 10 years. Thanks to the implementation of continual examination and of a goal-oriented grading system in a maths course, he has twice been elected best teacher of the CELTE programme.