David Dickinson
Lecturer

Profile

Biography

MPhys, PhD (York)

Career

2016 - present : Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of York
2014 - 2016 : EUROfusion Researcher Fellowship, University of York
2012 - 2014 : Culham Fusion Research Fellowship, CCFE

Departmental roles

  • Member of the Department MSc exam panel (exam vetting and monitoring) 
  • CDT Deputy Programme Director & Senior Admissions Tutor

Research

Overview

My main area of research is computational and theoretical plasma physics, with a focus on instabilities and related turbulence in magnetically confined plasmas of particular relevance to fusion energy applications.

Projects

  • Electromagnetic gyrokinetic simulations
  • Gyrofluid modelling in BOUT++

Research group(s)

  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Supervision

  • Mr Stephen Biggs
  • Mr Bhavin Patel

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Stage 4: Advanced Plasma Physics: Plasma Physics for Fusion
  • Final year projects (BSc year 3 & MPhys year 4)

Postgraduate

  • Introduction to Linux and programming (MSc in Fusion Energy)
  • Computational Techniques (MSc in Fusion Energy)
  • Computational Laboratory (MSc in Fusion Energy)
  • MSc research projects

David Dickinson

Department of Physics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
U.K.

d.dickinson@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325790
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Web: Personal page
Room: GN/029, YPI