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Björn Zaar

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My name is Björn Zaar and I’m a fourth year Ph.D. student at the division for Fusion Plasma Physics under supervision of Associate Professor Thomas Jonsson. My research area is ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) in tokamaks. More specifically, I work with theoretical modelling and numerical simulation of ICRH, and how to treat spatial dispersion in plasmas. Currently, I’m working with the FEMIC code (Finite Element Model for ICRH) and how to account for parallel spatial dispersion using an iterative scheme based on operator splitting.

Apart from research, I think teaching is both an incredibly important part of a university’s role in society as well as developing and rewarding for me as a researcher. I am presently teaching Vector Calculus for second year undergraduate students in electrical engineering, and I am sometimes teaching in a course on Electromagnetic Waves in Dispersive Media for the students in the master’s programme Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering. I also supervise Bachelor's and Master's thesis projects, so if you're interested in this, don't hesitate to send me an email!


Electromagnetic Waves in Dispersive Media (ED2210), teacher | Course web

Project in Fusion Research (ED2247), assistant | Course web

Vector Analysis (ED1110), assistant | Course web

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