Minh Quang Tran#


Minh Quang Tran
Email:minhquang.tran 'at' epfl.ch
Membership Number:3018
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • January 2017 Professor Emeritus
  • December 2014 Vice Chair of Commission C16 (Plasma Physics) of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Project Leader of the Heating and Current Drive for DEMO in the frame of the European Consortium EUROfusion
  • 2003 - end of 2013 Director of the Institute for Physics of Energy and Particle (IPEP)
  • 2003 - 2006 "EFDA Leader" responsible for joint European activities in the field of fusion
  • Deputy Director of CRPP, 1993-1999, 1999-Sept 2014: Director General of CRPP, EPFL and Head of Research Unit of the Association Euratom-Swiss Confederation
  • 1997 Professor of Plasma Physics, School of Basic Science, EPFL
  • 1992 Adjunct Professor (Professeur titulaire), EPFL
  • 1979 - 1993 Group Leader CRPP
  • 1977 - 1979 Assistant Research Physicist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1977 Ph.D., Physics, EPFL, Switzerland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Heating of fusion plasma
  • Technology (electron cyclotron heating, material science, superconductivity) for fusion reactors (ITER, DEMO)

Honours and Awards
  • July 2014: President of the Swiss Physical Society
  • September 2013 to July 2014 Vice President of the Swiss Physical Society
  • 2011 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2005 Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Science
  • 2004 Fellow of the Institute of Physics


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