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Abel, Ian

Abel, Ian

Visiting Assistant Research Scientist
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
3323 A. V. Williams Building


Dr. Abel was a junior research fellow at Merton College, Oxford after completing his Ph.D. until 2013.  He was a fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science between 2013 and 2016, after which he worked as a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.   He joined the University of Maryland in October 2018.  


Dr. Abel received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2006, a Masters in applied mathematics from Cambridge in 2007, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Oxford in 2012.


Dr. Abel's research interests lie in the modeling of magnetically confined fusion systems.  At the moment his research is focused on the edge of tokamak devices and also modeling of innovative confinement concepts.

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