> Dr. Jesús José Domínguez-Palacios Durán

Dr. Jesús José Domínguez-Palacios Durán is a computational plasma physicist. He has carried out his PhD thesis in the University of Seville, within the Plasma Science and Fusion Technology Group.

His thesis topic has been the modelling of the interaction between Edge Localized Modes (ELMs) and energetic particles in the ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) tokamak with the 3D nonlinear hybrid kinetic-magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) MEGA code. The simulations done for his PhD thesis are the first-of-a-kind nonlinear hybrid kinetic-MHD simulations of ELMs in the presence of energetic particle kinetic effects that explain some outstanding experimental observations carried out in most large tokamaks across the world.

Dr. Jesús José Domínguez-Palacios Durán has also performed the first linear MHD stability analysis of the SMall Aspect Ratio Tokamak (SMART) of the University of Seville, a novel Spherical Tokamak (ST) that has been designed to study the prospects of non-conventional shaping, including Negative Triangularity for a ST based fusion power plant. In this work, he has found that internal kinks, infernal modes and peeling-ballooning modes are MHD unstable in different projected SMART plasmas.

Dr. Jesús José Domínguez-Palacios Durán is presently a research scholar with Fiat Lux and investigating the role of non-hydrogenic species on QH-mode plasmas. He is performing QH-mode MHD modelling of the DIII-D tokamak, a Department of Energy user facility, with the NIMROD code.