• Name : Yong-Seok Hwang
  • Position : Professor
  • Office : 32-210 (Tel: +82-2-880-6276)
  • E-mail : yhwang@snu.ac.kr

Education
  1. Ph.D. in Astrophysical Science-Plasma Physics, Princeton University, Prinston, NJ USA(12/92).
    Thesis: Studies of Non-Inductive Current Drive in the CDX-U Tokamak
  2. M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea(2/86)
    Thesis: Numerical Analysis of Free-Boundary Equilibrium for Axisymmetric Toroidal Plasmas
  3. B.S. (Honors) in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea(8/83)

Research Experience
  1. Associate Professor, Seoul National Korea University (10/01 - Present)
    Assistant Professor, Seoul National Korea University (9/98 - 9/01)
    • RF ion source from high-density plasma sources: Helicon ion source, TCP ion source
    • Large-area high-density plasma source using high-density helicon plasmas
    • Tokamak Plasma control and diagnostics : Neutral-network-based plasma control, Microwave and Visible Interferometer Systems
    • RF Atmospheric Plasma Source
    • Ion source Application : Isotope separation, Neutron Generation
  2. Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (3/96 - 8/98)
    • Compact high-density plasma sources : Microwave plasmas, Helicon plasmas
    • Ion-beam applications to nuclear materials
  3. Associate Research Physicist, Prinston University (12/92 - 8/96)
    • Physics of low-aspect-ratio Tokamak plasmas
    • Operation of low-aspect-ratio CDX-U Tokamak
    • Control and Diagnostic development for CDX-U Tokamak
    • Physics design for the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)
  4. Research Assistant, Prinston University (6/86 - 12/92)
    • Physics of Non-inductive current drive : DC helicity injection, Bootstrap current
    • Construction and operation of CDX-U Tokamak
    • Magnetic diagnostics of CDX-U
    • Particle simulation of electron beams in space - Beam-driven instabilities
    • Polarization characteristics of laser beams
    • Operation of CO2 and Far-infrared lasers for Tokamak polarimetry

Educational Experience
  1. Lectures for Undergraduate and Graduate
    • KAIST(3/96 - 8/98) : Plasma physics, Fusion engineering, Nuclear Engineering
    • SNU(9/98 - Present) : Plasma Physics, Fusion engineering, Electromagnetism, etc
  2. Thesis Advisory
    • KAIST(3/96 - 8/98) : two M.S. thesis
    • SNU(9/98 - Present) : 26 M.S. thesis, 15 Ph.D. thesis

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