PPCF/EPS/IUPAP PhD Poster Prizes

The international journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) are proud to jointly sponsor the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP Student Poster Prizes at the 47th EPS Plasma Physics conference. The competition is judged by members of the Conference Programme Committee.

Poster Prizes 2021

Diego Jose Cruz-Zabala

MCF - University of Seville (Spain)

"Characterization of edge poloidal impurity asymmetries at ASDEX Upgrade"

Paula Kleij

BPIF - Ecole Polytechnique and CEA, LSI (France)

"Ultra short electron bunches from tunable surface plasma wave excitation by laser with wavefront rotation"

Samuele Mazzi

MCF - Aix Marseille University and CEA, IRFM (France)

"Suppression of ion scale turbulent transport by MeV range fast ions at JET"

Camilla Willim

BPIF - Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)

"Target Normal Sheath Acceleration with shaped lasers"

John Ryan Peterson

BSAP - Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA)

"Magnetic Field Amplification by a Nonlinear Pair driven Plasma Instability"

Vladislav Ivanov

LTDP - Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia (Bulgaria)

"Magnetically stabilized gliding arc discharge: A 2D model"

Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize 2020&2021 for PhD students

Winners of Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize

We welcome applications for the 2020&2021 Itoh Prize in association with the 47th EPS Conference of Plasma Physics. The prize aims to recognize doctoral students who have performed excellent research on plasma turbulence, transport, confinement, or any related topic. The winner will be offered the opportunity to visit Kyushu University, Japan, for one week, including paid flights and living expenses, although the situation may change depending on COVID-19. The competition is judged by a panel of experts chaired by Professor Akihide Fujisawa of Kyushu University.

The winner

Samuele Mazzi

P5.1078 - Aix-Marseille University and CEA, IRFM (France)

"Suppression of ion-scale turbulent transport by MeV-range fast ions at JET"

Highly recommended

Diego Jose Cruz Zabala

P4.1020 - University of Seville (Spain)

"Characterization of edge poloidal impurity asymmetries at ASDEX Upgrade"

Nicola Offeddu

P5.1018 - EPFL (Switzerland)

"Direct measurements of parallel blob extension"

Prapti Bajaj

P5.3020 - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Wessling (Germany)

"Wave turbulence in fluid complex plasmas"


To be considered for the PPCF/EPS/IUPAP PhD Poster Prizes and for the Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize 2020&2021, you must be a PhD student presenting a poster at the 47th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics.

How to enter the competitions

You can enter your poster via the Poster Presenter Platform when uploading your poster for the virtual conference. Once in the Poster Presenter Plaform, you will have to apply for the prize. The deadline for poster upload is 7th June 2021.

Evaluation procedure

The evaluation has two stages:

1 - By written questions and answers during the week of 14th to 18th June; and

2 - By assessment of your live poster presentation in the allocated poster session during the conference.

Announcement of the winners

The winners will be announced in the closing session of the conference as well as on the conference web site (

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