NSCL Alumni Profile

Paul McNeely
Research Scientist

I am employed by the Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik in Garching Germany. Garching is a small town just outside of Munich. I am a research scientist with the Technologie division, Neutral Beam Injection group for the W7X stellerator project. W7X is being built in northern Germany in the city of Greifswald. This is in what used to be Eastern Germany.

You can find out about IPP at the website: www.ipp.mpg.de
I am working on three projects: the neutral beam system for heating of the W7X stellerator, which will be a copy of the heating beams used at the ASDEX upgrade Tokamak here in Garching updated to account for new technology. I am involved with ongoing work to develop a negative hydrogen ion based heating system for the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. I am also involved with the RuDI-X project (Russian Diagnostic Injector for W7X) that is developing the diagnositic injector to be used on W7X.