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Tobias Slade-Harajda


Position: 3rd Year Ph.D. Student

Supervisors: Prof. Sandra Chapman & Prof. Richard Dendy

Contact: Tobias dot Slade-Harajda at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: PS1.17

Ion Cyclotron Emission (ICE) is a strongly suprathermal emission brought on by instabilities within a fusion plasma. In its linear instability phase, the excitation mechanism for ICE is the magnetoacoustic cyclotron instability (MCI). As ICE is a passive diagnostic tool for fast ion physics, it is highly advantageous to apply knowledge gained from observing ICE to magnetically confined fusion (MCF) plasmas with the aim to improve tokamak efficiency and maintain the thermonuclear burn.

This project utilises HPC simulations to describe a minority energetic population of energetic (3.5MeV) alpha particles, and obtain spectra typical of ICE observations. Further work will look at simulating aneutronic fusion reactions to mitigate the ionisation of the tokamak inner wall, hence increasing the efficiency of tokamaks and their longevity.


Date Talk/Poster Name Description
7th Mar 2024 Talk & Poster ARCHER2 ARCHER2 (HPC) celebration of science event in Edinburgh. Short summary presentation on DT three ion work with a more detailed poster sessionLink opens in a new window to a range of STEM disciplines
23rd Aug 2023 Talk & Poster FuseNet Conf. PechaKucha and poster presented at the FuseNet Ph.D. conference in Lausanne Switzerland
3rd Jul 2023 Poster EPS 2023 Attended the EPS 2023 conference and presented a poster on my work on three ions in PIC code EPOCH
19th Jun 2023 Talk CFSA Seminar Updated the department on my Ph.D. progress thus-far
17th May 2023 Poster PG Poster Presentation

Presented a poster on simulations of three ions in a D-T fusion plasma to my peers and academics within physics

29th Sep 2022 Talk PG Seminar

Delivered a revised presentation to the physics PG group

18th Jul 2022

Talk CFSA Seminar

Detailed my project to the wider CFSA department


Date Role Description
Oct 2021 - June 2023 Lab Demonstrator PX110/PX151 Lead 1st year undergraduates in their experiments regarding simple harmonic motion, Newton's law of cooling and investigating helioseismology using Fourier transforms.


(In progress) Ion cyclotron emission as a future diagnostic for reactivity in aneutronic fusion plasmas

(In progress) Parameter study in tritium concentration using the Linearised Maxwell Vlasov code

(In progress) The consequence of tritium mix in simulations of deuterium-tritium plasmas


Oct 2022 - Wrote a reflective piece on the development of my teaching style, as viewed through Brookfield's four lenses, for the Journal of PGR Pedagogic Practice (JPPP).


Obtained my MPhys (Physics w/ Astrophysics) in 2021 from the University of Exeter. My Supervisors were Prof. Sean Matt and Dr. Lewis Ireland. We worked on implementing a differential rotational profile at the star's surface using stellar wind model PLUTO, and measured its effect as a mechanism for torque down on a star.

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Me, Nottingham, circa 2016

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