PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Student Poster Prizes

PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Student Poster Prize

The international journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics are proud to jointly sponsor the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Student Poster Prize at the EPS Plasma Physics conference. The competition is judged by members of the Conference Programme Committee. There is up to four prizes awarded to the winning posters. The competition is only open to PhD students.

Previous winners


  • Arkaprava Bokshi (York University) for a poster entitled “The self-consistent response of linear micro-instabilities to profile evolution”
  • Mark Coughlan (QUB) for a poster entitled “Ultrafast dynamics of crystals irradiated by few-ps proton pulses”
  • Cristian Sommariva (CEA/IRFM) for a poster entitled “Modeling runaway electron dynamics in realistic fields from 3D non-linear MHD disruption simulations”
  • Hannah Willett (York University) for a poster entitled “The role of plasma instabilities in the onset of detachment in the York Linear Plasma Device”


  • M. Bailly-Grandvaux (CELIA, France) for a poster entitled “External magnetic field pinching effect on a relativistic electron beam in dense matter”
  • N. Bakharev (IOFFE, Russia) for a poster entitled “Modeling of the fast ion behavior in the Globus-M spherical tokamak”
  • S. Esponisa (PSFC-MIT, USA) for a poster entitled “Theoretical explanation for strong poloidal impurity asymmetry in tokamak pedestals”
  • L. Horvath (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary) for a poster entitled “Fast changes in the mode structure of chirping energetic particle driven modes”


  • Alexandra Vallet (CELIA, France) for a poster entitled “Semi-analytic modelling of shock ignition”
  • Brendan Kettle (QUB, UK) for a poster entitled “XUV absorption of warm dense aluminium”
  • Livia Casali (IPP Garching, Germany) for a poster entitled “Transport analysis of high radiation and high density plasmas at ASDEX Upgrade”
  • Himank Anand (EPFL, Switzerland) for a poster entitled “First experimental results of plasma shape control using real time equilibrium reconstruction in TCV”


  • John Omotani (U. York, UK) for a poster entitled “Non-local parallel transport in the tokamak scrape-off layer”
  • Didier Vezinet (CEA/IRFM, France) for a poster entitled “Soft X-Ray cooling factor low dependency on transport: investigating the domain of validity”
  • Sina Fietz (IPP Garching, Germany) for a poster entitled “Interaction of neoclassical tearing modes with externally applied magnetic perturbations at ASDEX Upgrade”
  • Yevgen Kravets (U. Strathclyde, UK) for a poster entitled “Energy losses due to radiation reaction in an intense laser pulse”