Join us

With the assembly and commissioning of Pegasus-III near competition, we are looking to expand our team. Physics and engineering opportunities in several areas related to the upgrade and enhancement of Pegasus are available. If you want to learn more about these educational opportunities or the topics listed below, contact Professor Stephanie Diem.

Topics of research for current Pegasus graduate students:

  • Advancing high-current electron sources for Local Helicity Injection (LHI)
  • Developing, improving, and validating predictive models for LHI startup
  • Neutral beam-based diagnostic development
  • Magnetic structure and activity studies, magnetic diagnostic development
  • Toroidal field magnet design
  • Impurity and radiated power studies in LHI
  • Edge current modeling for LHI plasmas
  • Compatibility of LHI plasmas with subsequent current drive
  • Energy confinement characterization of LHI plasmas using Thomson scattering
  • Characterizing Coaxial Helicity Injection (CHI) plasmas
  • Modeling CHI plasma scenarios with NIMROD
  • Measuring Electron Bernstein Wave (EBW) emission
  • Modeling of EBW and Electron Cyclotron (EC) heating