UTIAS News

Five U of T Engineering faculty receive Ontario Research Funding to advance transformative research

Anyone who lives under a flight path is familiar with the “whishing” and “whooshing” sounds of an aircraft flying above. Professor Philippe Lavoie (UTIAS) is developing technologies to contain this noise to just the immediate area around an airport. Lavoie’s… Read more »

WinTOR: New partnership will train self-driving cars to handle tough winter conditions

Around the world, companies are racing to create fully autonomous vehicles. But according to Professor Steven Waslander (UTIAS), there’s one scenario facing all competitors that hasn’t yet received as much attention as it deserves: winter. “Winter conditions aggravate the remaining challenges in… Read more »

Meet UTIAS PhD Grad to watch Behrad Vatankhahghadim

With the University’s virtual Convocation ceremony on June 23, 2021 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they… Read more »

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Fusion Group’s dual beam particle accelerator system
Dual beam particle accelerator system

Professor James Davis

Fusion Energy: Plasma Materials Interactions Laboratory

Research Focus

  1. Study of plasma-materials interactions with ITER-specific materials: carbon, tungsten and beryllium
  2. Candidate reactor materials are tested using plasma simulation facilities to study plasma-materials-interaction processes

Current Projects

  1. Studying (i) materials erosion, (ii) diffusion, trapping, and retention of hydrogen isotopes in carbon, tungsten, and mixed materials, (iii) the recovery of deuterium from layers of D-containing deposits formed in tokamaks

Fusion Energy: Plasma Materials Interaction Lab

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