Ursel Fantz#

Ursel Fantz
(c) IPP
Membership Number:4707
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Division head: ITER Technology & Diagnostics, Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, IPP
  • Head of the Experimental Plasma Physics Group, Institute for Physics, Augsburg University
  • since 2010 Head (acting) of the ITER Technology & Diagnostics Division at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
  • since 2008 Head of the Experimental Plasma Physics Group, Institute for Physics, University of Augsburg
  • 2006 Visiting Professor at the NIFS Institute (National Institute for Fusion Science) , Toki. Japan
  • since 2004 at Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics with focus on the development of negative hydrogen ion sources for ITER
  • 1995 - 2004 Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Experimental Plasma Physics, University of Augsburg with focus on low temperature
  • 1991 - 1995 Employed at Institute of Plasma Research at University of Stuttgart as Research Scientist for diagnostics of molecular low temperature plasmas
  • 1982 - 1984 Employed as Physical Technical Assistant at the Institute of Theory in Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart

Fields of Scholarship
  • Applied physics: surface production of negative ions
  • Fusion research
  • Plasma chemistry
  • Negative hydrogen ion sources
  • Low temperature plasma physics
  • Plasma technology
  • Neutral beam injection
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Plasma modelling

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Award of the International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources for recent innovative and significant achievements in the field of physics and technology
  • 2006 Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the HGF (Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres) for interdisciplinary research on the topic “Development of a High-Current-RF-Driven Plasma Source for Negative Ions”
  • 1996 Anton- and Klara-Röser-Prize for PhD Thesis, University of Stuttgart
  • since 2018 Member of the Executive Board of the German Physical Society (DPG), area of responsibility: International Relations
  • since 2018 Member of the Senate Committee and of the Grants Committee on Research Training Groups of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), the German research funding organization
  • since 2017 Associate Member Delegate to the European Physics Society, the EPS Council ; 2018 elected to the Executive Commitee
  • 2015 - 2017 Chair of the Project Board for "Heating and Current drive" within EUROfusion
  • since 2001 Consultant and Chief Scientific Investigator for „Atomic and Molecular Data for Fusion Edge Plasmas“ at the IAEA, Vienna

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