Principal Research Physicist and Deputy Head, Advanced Projects Dept.
NCSX Project Manager
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA1998-present, Project Manager, National Compact Stellarator Experiment, PPPL.Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
1997-1998, U.S. Physics Team Leader for KSTAR Project, PPPL.
1996-1997, Physics Manager, PPPL Advanced Project DepartmentPrevious Experience
1992-1996, Physics Manager, Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX), PPPL
1989-1991, Deputy Physics Head, Burning Plasma Experiment (BPX), PPPL
1988-1989, Head, Confinement Projects Section, Fusion Energy Division, ORNL
1974-1988, Plasma Physicist, Fusion Energy Division, ORNLEducation
1973-1974, Electrical Engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Torrance, California
1972, Plasma Physicist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, California
1974-1979, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, December, 1979.
1967-1973, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, September, 1973.
Awards and Recognitions
- Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1998.
- Martin Marietta Energy Systems Special Achievement Award, March, 1990.
- Martin Marietta Energy Systems Significant Event Award for ATF preparations, January 14, 1988.
- Martin Marietta Energy Systems Publication Award, 1985
- Member of FESAC Science Subcommittee (SciCom), 1996-1997. Participated in developing the restructuring plan for the U.S. fusion program and chaired follow-up review of the major U.S. tokamaks.
- Chaired or served on approximately 20 committees for DOE and its programs
- Chaired international workshops, and completed special assignments.
- Complete list available upon request.
PublicationsRecent Papers/PublicationsHeitzenroeder P, Brown T, Neilson GH, Reiersen W, Viola M, Malinowski F, Sutton L, Cole M, Nelson B, Williamson D, Goranson P, and Keilbach R.
Manufacturing Development of the NCSX Modular Coil Winding Forms and Vacuum Vessel
Presented at the 20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE2003)
(14-17 October 2003, San Diego, California)
Proceedings to be published by IEEE.
Hudson SR, Monticello DA, Reiman AH, et al.
Constructing Integrable High-Pressure Full-Current Free-Boundary Stellarator
Magnetohydrodynamic Equilibrium Solutions
Nucl Fusion 43 (10): 1040-1046 Oct 2003
Nelson BE, Berry LA, Brooks AB, et al.
Design of the National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX)
Fusion Eng Des 66-8: 169-174 Sep 2003
Neilson GH, for the NCSX team
"Physics Considerations in the Design of NCSX" (pdf 1008 KB)
Presentation (pdf 764 KB) (PPPL-3753 abstract)
Presented at (IAEA) 19th International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference, Lyon, France, October 14-19, 2002
Zarnstorff MC, Berry LA, Brooks A, et al.
Physics of the Compact Advanced Stellarator NCSX
Plasma Phys Contr F 43: A237-A249 Suppl. 12a Dec 2001
Reiman A, Ku L, Monticello D, et al.
Recent Advances in the Design of Quasiaxisymmetric Stellarator Plasma Configurations
Phys Plasmas 8 (5): 2083-2094 Part 2 May 2001
Neilson GH, Reiman AH, Zarnstorff MC, et al.
Physics Issues in the Design of High-Beta, Low-Aspect-Ratio Stellarator Experiments
Phys Plasmas 7 (5): 1911-1918 Part 2 May 2000
Lee GS, Kim J, Hwang SM, et al.
The Kstar Project: An Advanced Steady State Superconducting Tokamak Experiment
Nucl Fusion 40 (3y): 575-582 Sp. Iss. 3 Mar 2000
Reiman A, Fu G, Hirshman S, et al.
Physics Design of High-Beta Quasi-Axisymmetric Stellarator
Plasma Phys Contr F 41: B273-B283 Suppl. 12b Dec 1999
Lee GS, Kim J, Hwang SM, et al.
The Design of the Kstar Tokamak
Fusion Eng Des 46 (2-4): 405-411 Nov 1999
Neilson GH , Carreras BA, D'ippolito DA, et al.
The Fusion Science Research Plan for the Major Us Tokamaks
J Fusion Energ 18 (3): 117-160 Sep 1999
Hirshman SP, Spong DA, Whitson JC, et al.
Physics of Compact Stellarators
Phys Plasmas 6 (5): 1858-1864 Part 2 May 1999
Lyon JF, Neilson GH
J Fusion Energ 17 (3): 189-191 Sep 1998
Journal Articles prior to 1998
Last update: October 14, 2004