Oak Nelson

Advisor: E. Kolemen
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I am a graduate student at PPPL working on a thesis entitled "Comprehensive dynamic analysis of the H-mode pedestal in DIII-D." This thesis will be a combination of three separate experimental thrusts: (1) an investigation into the relationship between the neutral fueling profile and the pedestal structure, (2) experimental identification of turbulent processes that dictate transport through the pedestal and (3) 2D modeling of pedestal/SOL interactions with UEDGE. 

Additional projects include the development of several OMFIT modules for DIII-D analysis, studies of advanced ECE implementation, investigations into locked mode dynamics, implementation of automated ELM control, and surface chemistry experiments regarding the sputtering of lithium surfaces.