Outstanding Poster Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Awards

Every year, undergraduate students present plasma physics-related research conducted at their undergraduate institution or at internships across the country and internationally.  While their presence at the DPP conference is already an outstanding academic achievement, a panel of DPP member judges attend their poster presentations and award the top presentations with Outstanding Poster Awards at the annual Student Appreciation Reception.  The diplomas are presented by the APS-DPP chair and the awardees are invited to attend the APS-DPP banquet.

2021 Awardees:

Cooper H Jacobus: Machine learning-enabled detection of ELM-Precursors in KSTAR ECEI data

Simran Chowdhry: Incorporating Quantum Electrons in Classical Calculations for Dense Plasmas

Abdullah Hyder: Development and Implementation of a Numerical Laser Energy-Deposition Model for the PSC particle-in-cell code

Joshua Lewis: A new collision module for predicting divertor heat flux in axisymmetric discharges

Sage Stanish: Topological data analysis and its application to drift wave turbulence

2020 Awardees:

Amelia Chambliss: Position Tolerance of Permanent Magnets and Reduction of Magnetic Islands in the Stellarator MUSE

Brandon Lee: Temperature Effects on Relief Pressure of Helium Bubbles in Tungsten

Emi Zeger: Prediction of DIII-D pedestal density structure from externally controllable parameters

Michael Hanson: The Impact of Resonant Magnetic Perturbation Strength on the L-H Power Threshold

Oscar Amaro: Optimal laser focusing for positron production in laser-electron scattering

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.