George H. (Hutch) Neilson, Jr.

Principal Research Physicist and Deputy Head, Advanced Projects Dept.
NCSX Project Manager
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Neilson is a plasma physicist with expertise in magnetic fusion energy research, including project management, design of magnetic fusion experiments, plasma magnetics and magnetic diagnostics.




Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

1998-present, Project Manager, National Compact Stellarator Experiment, PPPL.

1997-1998, U.S. Physics Team Leader for KSTAR Project, PPPL.

1996-1997, Physics Manager, PPPL Advanced Project Department

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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, ORNL

Previous Experience

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

Special Assignments


Recent Papers/Publications
Heitzenroeder 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
Compact Stellarators
J Fusion Energ 17 (3): 189-191 Sep 1998

Journal Articles prior to 1998

Conference Abstracts

Last update: October 14, 2004

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