National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST)

DCU is specially expert in diagnostics, simulation, and modelling of collisional plasmas. In recent years, this has included applications of these techniques to edge plasmas with particular relevance to developments on MAST Upgrade at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. Fundamental work continues of a variety of aspects of collisional plasma physics. In addition, DCU’s expertise supports the EUROfusion Advanced Computing Hub situated at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics located at Garching.

Dublin City University (DCU)

Dublin City University (DCU) was established as the National Institute for Higher Education in 1975 and elevated to university status in 1989. Plasma physics became an important theme during the 1980s, and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology was established in 1999. In 1996, DCU became an Associate of the EURATOM fusion programme. This connection has continued via DCU’s membership of the EUROfusion consortium.