IPFS- INTI IU Team on
a collaborative research/working trip to
International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources,
Prof Dr Saw presented an invited paper “The Plasma Focus-Trending into the Future” on 5th July and chaired a session “Future of Nuclear Energy”. Prof Dr Saw was also joint author of a keynote paper “Nuclear Fusion Energy- Mankind’s Giant Step Forward” delivered by Prof Dr Lee Sing on 6th July.
Group Photograph of NURER 2010
In collaboration with Assoc Prof Dr Erol
Workshop Group Photograph (Note the Workshop poster with INTI Logo).
The Workshop Coordinator is Prof E Kurt (with the blue tie)
Prof Saw giving instructions at Workshop Prof Lee explaining the numerical experiments
The Energy Policy
Forum: Prof Dr Saw and Prof Dr Lee were invited to be members of this forum
2. Meeting at
This meeting was attended by Prof Dr Lale Druiz, Dean of Engineering and Energy Systems Coordinator Prof Dr Dogan Gunes and focussed on collaborative development of a Masters Course in Energy Engineering.
With Prof Dr Lale Druiz and Prof Dr Dogan Gunes
3. Technical Education
Meetings with scientists include Professor Michael Tatarakis and Prof Nektaris Papadianis on the TEI plans in connection with generation of extreme short pulse sub-10 femtosecond lasers (10-15 s) and interaction with matter including noble gases for the production of EUV. In the context of the European HiPER (High Power Energy Research) project, the TEI is playing a leading role in the study of the physics of inertial fusion.
A visit was made to their laser facilities at Chania and Rethymnon, the latter houses one of the most advanced lasers of its type in the world with laser pulse characteristics of 7 fs and energy of 500 uJ. Discussions were carried out with Dr Makis Bakeriasis and Dr Eugene Clark on the generation of 1ns 100mJ laser pulse for laser interferometry of the INTI PF. The visit included a tour of the new state-of-the-art laboratory being constructed.
HIPER Dinner with the Lecturers and The Femtosecond Laser Lab at TEI Chania
Participants at Rethymno
With Dr Hassan Murtaza at the construction Special vibration-free flooring of the new
site of the state-of-the-art CPPL at Rethymno Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers
We also met young researchers and lecturers attending the 2010 Erasmus Intensive Training Programme on HiPER-related Physics & Technology Summer School at Chania.
A visit to the plasma research laboratory was made to look at the X-pinch machine and the TEI plasma focus.
Dr Hassan and Eric Lerner at CPPL Chania Construction of a Faraday Cup
Plasma Physics Laboratory
Eric Lerner, President of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Inc.
A discussion with Professor Dr Tomader
El-Khalafawy of the Atomic Energy Commission of Egypt
Discussions at Mena House with Prof Dr Tomader El-Khalafawy
At the ASST workshop Prof Dr Saw presented the following 4 invited papers:
Admission policies in the Far-East (by Prof. Saw Sor Heoh & Prof. Lee Sing)
Overview of knowledge required in
Quality assurance in engineering
education in the
Institutional and departmental resources required to support QA – an Asian case study (by Prof. Saw Sor Heoh)
Prof Lee Sing presented the following invited paper:
Future role of engineering education in promoting sustainability- (by Prof. Lee Sing & Prof Saw Sor Heoh). This paper argued the case for fusion energy in engineering education
Prof Dr Saw and Dr John Tinker Prof Dr Saw giving a Lecture at the Workshop
Prof Lee giving a lecture at the Workshop Dinner for the Workshop Organising Committee at the Oriental Palace, Old City, Damascus
Research visit to the Atomic Energy Commission (22 July 2010):
A Meeting was held with the Deputy Director General of the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission Prof Mohammad Khear Sabra, followed by a lecture given by Prof Dr S Lee and Prof Dr Saw to the SAEC Plasma Focus Group on “Trends for Plasma Focus Research and the New Classification of the Plasma Focus-anomalous resistance phase”
A visit to the SAEC Plasma Focus Laboratory was made at which discussions were carried out on standardizing current measurements for the SAEC, KSU and INTI PF to facilitate comparative studies. The new Lee model 6-phase code was presented to our SAEC collaborators Dr Sharif El Hawatt and Assoc Prof Dr Mohamaed Akel.
A research session was carried out firing the SY-2 plasma focus in argon and fitting computed current traces to the measured current trace. For comparison the computed
current trace for the Mohanty Plasma Focus was fitted to published current trace. In these fittings useful research results were collected.
With Deputy Director
General of SAEC With
Al Hawat and Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Akel
at the SAEC Plasma Focus Laboratory
Prof Saw Discussing the SY-2 Set-up Prof Saw advised the standardization
With Dr Mohamed Akel of the current coil