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Roger Jaspers is an Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and parttime Professor at Ghent University in Belgium. His main areas of expertise include enegetic particles in fusion plasmas, alternative fusion concepts, plasma physics and spectroscopic diagnostization of ion processes in fusion plasmas (temperature, transport, flow, fast particles)  

Roger’s present research focuses on spectroscopic methods to diagnose the ion population in fusion plasmas, with special emphasis on fusion born (energetic) alpha particles. For this purpose, the group collaborates with the international fusion experiments W7-X (Germany), JET (UK) and KSTAR (Korea). . Roger also leads the scientific R&D of the instrumentation development of this CXRS system for ITER.

Academic background

Roger Jaspers has been a self-described ‘fusion aficionado’ since he started his PhD in 1991. In addition to organizing the interdisciplinary Fusion master program at the TU/e which started in 2012, he is chairman of the European network on fusion education: FUSENET, a member of the steering committee of the Erasmus Mundus Programme FUSION-DC and initiator of the FusionAcademy. He was seconded by FOM Rijnhuizen (presently DIFFER) to the TEXTOR tokamak in Germany for 15 year, with short visits to JET in between. Here, he was primarily involved in the study of relativistic electrons, spectroscopy, transport and MHD. At strategic level, he was involved as member of the executive Board of ITER-NL: a consortium of NRG, TU/e, TNO and FOM.  

Roger also regularly contributes to leading journals, conferences and workshops. He has authored over 90 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, on topics ranging from relativistic electrons, energy transport in plasmas, rotation, magneto-hydro-dynamics, spectroscopy and instrumentation development.

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charge exchange Physics & Astronomy
Spectroscopy Engineering & Materials Science
Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
Stark effect Physics & Astronomy
fusion Physics & Astronomy
neutral beams Physics & Astronomy
spectroscopy Physics & Astronomy
helium Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1995 2019

Experimental studies of the arc chamber short circuit failure mechanism on the DIII-D neutral beam system

Crowley, B. J., Beckers, J. P., Velasco Enriquez, M., Jaspers, R., Rauch, J. M., Scoville, J. T., Sobota, A. & Wijkamp, T., 5 Apr 2019, In : Fusion Engineering and Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ion sources
Short circuit currents

Optimal MSE polarisation angle and q-profile estimation using Kalman filters and the plasma simulator RAPTOR

EUROfusion MST1 Team & ASDEX-Upgrade team, 1 Feb 2019, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 61, 3, 11 p., 035011

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Stark effect
Kalman filters

Towards advanced operation modes of magnetic and electrostatic confined fusion machines

Messmer, M., 1 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

1 Citation (Scopus)

A forward model for the helium plume effect and the interpretation of helium charge exchange measurements at ASDEX Upgrade

Kappatou, A., McDermott, R. M., Pütterich, T., Dux, R., Geiger, B., Jaspers, R. J. E., Donné, A. J. H., Viezzer, E. & Cavedon, M., 23 Mar 2018, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 60, 5, 13 p., 055006

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
charge exchange
ion temperature

ANNETTE Project: contributing to the nuclearization of fusion

Ambrosini, W., Cizelj, L., Dieguez Porras, P., Jaspers, R., Noterdaeme, J., Scheffer, M. & Schoenfelder, C., 10 Jan 2018, In : EPJ Web of Conferences. 170, 5 p., 10001

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
fusion reactors
nuclear fusion

Student theses

Beam emission spectroscopy at the TEXTOR tokamak

Author: Groothuis, R., 31 Aug 2002

Supervisor: Lopes Cardozo, N. (Supervisor 1) & Jaspers, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Braking in MHD flows

Author: Schlangen, K., 2013

Supervisor: Jaspers, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Characterization of fusor jets

Author: van Limpt, S., 2013

Supervisor: Jaspers, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Comparing the plasma diagnostic capabilities of spectral-line intensity ratio method with Langmuir probe

Author: Esch, van, D., 2015

Supervisor: Jaspers, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Comparison of neutral beam power deposition theory and measurements

Author: Beljaars, K., 2015

Supervisor: Jaspers, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor