PhD Title: Investigating the impact of equation of state uncertainties on direct-drive inertial fusion energy simulations
PhD Supervisor: Tom Goffrey
For my undergraduate degree, I studied Chemical Physics at the University of Sheffield. I then studied for the MSc in Fusion Energy completing my Master's research project at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford. My work focused on simulating and comparing OMEGA inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments using the radiation hydrodynamics code HYADES and radiative software Spect3D.
My research is focused on the development of an uncertainty quantification (UQ) framework which will be applied to computational modelling for ICF, which will help to design more efficient future experiments and interpret the results of previous ones. This framework will initially be applied to the equations-of-state models used in fluid ICF simulations. This could also be further applied to other areas of uncertainty such as opacity, emissivity and thermal transport.
HetSys Annual Summer Conference, Warwick, July 2022, Talk and Poster 'Validating Hydrodynamic Codes for Inertial Confinement Fusion using experimental Shock-timing Data'
Centre for Computational Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Warwick, March 2022, Talk 'Validating Hydrodynamic codes with Shock-timing Data'
HetSys Annual Summer Conference, Warwick, July 2021, Poster 'Validating Hydrodynamic codes with Shock-timing Data'
MSc Fusion Energy, University of York
BSc Chemical Physics, University of Sheffield
Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant - PX149 Mathematics for Physicists
Graduate Teaching Assistant - BS349 Science Communication
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