Matt is finishing up in the BS/MS program at Georgia Tech in Mechanical Engineering / Nuclear Engineering. He plans to finish up the Master’s portion this fall with a thesis focused on modeling the effects of tokamak ion orbit loss into the scrape off layer and divertor.
The effect(s) of ion orbit loss in the scrape off layer and the divertor regions. I am also interested in the applications of magnetic confinement physics to space propulsion technologies.
BS Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
W. M. Stacey and M.T. Schumman. “The distribution of ion orbit loss fluxes of ions and energy from the plasma edge across the last closed flux surface into the scrape-off layer”. Phys. Plasmas 22, 042504 (2015).