Egemen Kolemen

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Office: B261 PPPL, MS34 C-Site

Phone: 609-258-9209

Research interests: Application of dynamics and control theory to experimental plasma physics, primarily to address the challenges of fusion reactor design. Designing and implementing novel control techniques for fusion reactors. Reduction of heat flux to fusion reactor vessels using advanced magnetic divertor configuration, detachment, and radiation control; and disruption avoidance against instabilities.


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    AI approach elevates plasma performance and stability across fusion devices

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    Using AI to wrangle fusion energy

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    Engineers use AI to wrangle fusion power for the grid

  • Leveraging language models for fusion energy research

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    Andlinger Center meeting spotlights next-decade technologies and design approaches for the clean energy transition

  • Fusion’s future in the U.S. could come down to dollars and cents


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    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

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