Plasma Processing and Technology International Conference 2022

Speaker's Details

Prof. Yong-Seok Hwang

Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysical Science-Plasma Physics, Princeton University, Prinston, NJ USA(12/92).
  • Thesis: Studies of Non-Inductive Current Drive in the CDX-U Tokamak
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea(2/86)
  • Thesis: Numerical Analysis of Free-Boundary Equilibrium for Axisymmetric Toroidal Plasmas
  • B.S. (Honors) in Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea(8/83)

Research Experience

Associate Professor, Seoul National Korea University (10/01 - Present)

Assistant Professor, Seoul National Korea University (9/98 - 9/01)

  • RF ion source from high-density plasma sources: Helicon ion source, TCP ion source
  • Large-area high-density plasma source using high-density helicon plasmas
  • Tokamak Plasma control and diagnostics : Neutral-network-based plasma control, Microwave and Visible Interferometer Systems
  • RF Atmospheric Plasma Source
  • Ion source Application : Isotope separation, Neutron Generation

Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (3/96 - 8/98)

  • Compact high-density plasma sources : Microwave plasmas, Helicon plasmas
  • Ion-beam applications to nuclear materials

Associate Research Physicist, Princeton University (12/92 - 8/96)

  • Physics of low-aspect-ratio Tokamak plasmas
  • Operation of low-aspect-ratio CDX-U Tokamak
  • Control and Diagnostic development for CDX-U Tokamak
  • Physics design for the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX)

Research Assistant, Princeton University (6/86 - 12/92)

  • Physics of Non-inductive current drive : DC helicity injection, Bootstrap current
  • Construction and operation of CDX-U Tokamak
  • Magnetic diagnostics of CDX-U
  • Particle simulation of electron beams in space - Beam-driven instabilities
  • Polarization characteristics of laser beams
  • Operation of CO2 and Far-infrared lasers for Tokamak polarimetry

Educational Experience

Lectures for Undergraduate and Graduate

  • KAIST(3/96 - 8/98) : Plasma physics, Fusion engineering, Nuclear Engineering
  • SNU(9/98 - Present) : Plasma Physics, Fusion engineering, Electromagnetism, etc

Thesis Advisory

  • KAIST(3/96 - 8/98) : two M.S. thesis
  • SNU(9/98 - Present) : 26 M.S. thesis, 15 Ph.D. thesis