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Daniel Andruczyk
Daniel Andruczyk

Daniel Andruczyk

Research Assistant Professor
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Education

  • University of Sydney, Ph.D., Plasma Physics, 2006
  • University of Sydney, M.S., Plasma Physics, 2001
  • University of Queensland, B.Sc., Honours, Physics, 1999
  • University of Queensland, B.Sc., Physics, 1998

Biography

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

Center for Plasma-Material Interactions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prof. Andruczyk is heading up the HIDRA device at the University of Illinois. Previously he was a Research Engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Labs from 2012 - 2014. He currently is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, a multidisciplinary center at the University of Illinois. Prof. Andruczyk conducts research into plasma edge studies and PFC materials as well as research related to manufacturing in the semiconductor industry. Prof. Andruczyk has previously worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald where the W-7X Stellarator is being built. He has extensive expertise in plasma diagnostics including the development and running of diagnostic He beams and has installed two on H-1NF Heliac in Canberra, Australia and the WEGA Stellarator in Greifswald, Germany.

Academic Positions

  • 2014-Present, Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications, Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Urbana IL, USA
  • 2012-2014, Research Engineer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Stationed at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton NJ, USA
  • 2010-2012, Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Urbana, IL, USA
  • 2010, Research Scientist, Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Canberra, Australia
  • 2006 - 2009, Post-Doc, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany
  • 2006, Research Scientist, University of Sydney, Sydney Australia

Other Professional Activities

  • Founding member of the Polish Rugby League (Polska Rugby XIII). I have worked with the organization voluntarily since 2011 to help establish them in Poland and Europe.

Professional Highlights

  • Asked to Visit Tokyo Electron Ltd (TEL), Tokyo Japan, to see their facilities and discuss possibilities for internships for our students, 2019.
  • Lecture at the 10th ITER International School, Daejeon, South Korea, 2019.
  • Lecturer at the SULI Summer School, PPPL USA, 2019.
  • Experimental Campaign on EAST - Testing LiMIT and flowing liquid lithium.

Teaching Statement

Teaching is probably the most important aspect of life. Weather we do it professionally or outside of the classroom, every person in one shape or form is teaching those around them in some way. Life?s experiences teach us and in turn we teach those around us with our experiences, becoming part of life.

As someone who has the privileged of teaching in the classroom I always want to make sure that my students will get the greatest knowledge out of what I say and that they have learning it. Where possible I not only want to teach the theoretical side of a subject but I always make sure that the students have a firm understanding of the practical aspect. This last part I try to achieve in two ways. One is through real world examples where I can show through a website or media to demonstrate something, but also I like to take the students in the lab and show them, have them obtain a hands on experience with different subjects.

As an example I teach an introductory plasma class. Throughout the semester I do demonstrations with various laboratory plasma sources where I can show them the breakdown curves for plasmas as well as the different components of a plasma. I was able to show them how sputter coating works where I ran a magnetron discharge for 10 min and deposit copper onto a stainless steel washer. This one always amazes the students. But I do get to show them a fusion device, HIDRA, which always excites the students. I also try to show students where plasmas are used in everyday life and the impact the technology has on our lives.

With all this in mind I believe that students need to come out of the class being able to think for themselves and asks good questions. An informed person is someone that will make good decisions and should be able to separate fact from fiction I like to think that I contribute to people being informed which allows them to make good decisions. I believe that I am a fair and engaging instructor that is able to connect with students and give them a passion and open their eyes to a whole new world. I believe that making the effort to spend even just a little time to work with students and get to know them can help them learn new things and to become the best that they can.

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 398 Introduction to Plasma
  • NPRE 498 Fusion Design and Operation
  • NPRE 423 Plasma Laboratory
  • NPRE/ENVS 101 Introduction to Energy Sources
  • NPRE 201 Advanced Energy Sources

Course Development

  • NPRE 398 Introduction to Plasmas
  • NPRE 498 Fusion Design and Operation

Short Courses

  • 2019 Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) Organizing all short coiurses for SOFE
  • 2017 Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) Short Course on Plasma Material Interactions for Fusion Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications
  • 2015 Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) Short Course on Plasma Material Interactions for Fusion Plasmas: Fundamentals and Applications
  • 2013 Symposium On Fusion Engineering (SOFE) Short Course on Plasma material Interactions

Research Statement

It is my belief that pioneering and expanding the forefront of technology and Science is the ideal way to contribute to further the development of society. There is a very poignant graph that has the CIA World Fact book puts out: It is the Human Development index with respect to Electricity use per capita. What it shows is that the quality of life in a country is directly related to the amount of power available. Industrialized countries such as the USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan and the UK are all well above 0.9 and have greater power usage > 6MWh/year per capita. This is why you see countries such as India and China on a power plant building spree. They are below < 2MWh/year per capita. These countries need energy to bring their people up to the standards of the USA and Europe.

Any future power sources will be dictated by energy and environmental factors and will have three criteria: the need to be carbon neutral, sustainable and also provide the much needed constant large base power. Renewable technologies currently will only fulfill one or two of the three criteria. Nuclear fusion offers all three. It is not a carbon burner, thus does not release carbon products into the environment, the deuterium and lithium fuel needed to power these devices has billions of years? worth of reserves in the earth oceans thus it is sustainable. Last it can run at base loads of 1 ? 2 GW similar to current power plants and can provide it constantly. Thus the endeavor of my career is to facilitate the development of nuclear fusion as a viable source of energy in the future.

Plasma physics and material science has the unique ability to challenge us in ways never conceived nor imagined and this has always inspired and driven me. Future advancements in fusion will use lithium in the vessel to reduce the recycling and handle power loads to the divertor. Developing technologies that will safely handle and deliver lithium into a fusion device are crucial and this is something that I have been working with the last few years at the University of Illinois. I believe that I can lead research into lithium technologies and expand efforts further into this area.

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

Opportunities exist to work on HIDRA and lithium PFC development and plasma material interaction studies.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Opportunities for Graduate students to perform experiments at the forefront of fusion technology. These include, plasma material interaction studies, lithium PFC development and working on collaborative national and international experiments such as NSTX-U (at PPPL, Princeton), EAST (at ASIPP, China) and industry partners.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

There are several opportunities for undergraduate students to work on HIDRA. The tasks involve helping the grad students and myself to plan and set up experiments, to help with taking data and analysis. The ability to learn about vacuum, plasma, lithium, materials and aspects of fusion (tokamak and stellarator) on a toroidal fusion device is a great opportunity for keen students wanting to go into the plasma sciences.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Daniel Andruczyk is an Assistant Research Professor in the Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering department and is heading up the HIDRA toroidal fusion device at the University of Illinois. He currently is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Plasma-Material Interactions, a multidisciplinary center at the University of Illinois. Prof. Andruczyk conducts research into fusion plasma edge, PFC materials and their relationship in controlling the performance of the plasma. He also does research related to manufacturing in the semiconductor industry and non fusion plasma's. Previously he was a Research Engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Labs from 2012 - 2014. Prof. Andruczyk also previously worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald where the W-7X Stellarator operated. He has extensive expertise in plasma diagnostics including the development and running of diagnostic He beams and has installed two on H-1NF Heliac in Canberra, Australia and the WEGA Stellarator in Greifswald, Germany. Prof. Andruczyk was one of the architects in obtaining the WEGA device from MPIPP Greifswald, he took apart, transported and assembled the device in Illinois here it has been renamed the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA). The role of HIDRA is to continue plasma edge studies and to test new plasma facing materials (PFM) and plasma facing components (PFC) in particular using flowing and static liquid lithium as the material of choice to reduce the wall recycling rate, impurity suppression, heat flux removal and tritium extraction and re-use. HIDRA will be almost exclusively used to purely do PMI, which is somthing lacking in the worlds fusion devices right now and will look to develop, test, integrate and establish viable plasma facing components that will be installed on larger fusion devices, e.g. EAST. The HIDRA group maintains many strong national and international research links. Domestically he has collaborations with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and several other institutions where they do research into plasma facing components for EAST as well as divertor design for EAST and other machines. Several local companies such as Edittek LLC and Star Fire Industries also work with Prof. Andruczyk. Internationally, the EAST device located at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei is a large collaborator as are Tokamak Energy in the UK and also General Fusion in Canada. Daniel is always looking for new opportunities to expand his reserach and knowledge, not just in fusion but other applications for plasma.

Research Areas

  • Plasma Physics and Fusion
  • PMI diagnostics

Chapters in Books

  • D. Andruczyk, D.N. Ruzic, Thermoelectric properties of Lithium, Chapter 9, In F. Tabares (Eds) Lithium Technology, Performance and Safety, Nova Scotia Publishers, Inc, pp. 255-276, (2013)

Selected Articles in Journals

  • D. Andruczyk, R, Maingi, J. S. Hu, G. Z. Zuo, R. Rizkallah, M. Parsons, A. Shone, D. O'Dea, A. Kapat, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, Z. Sun, W. Xu, X. C. Meng, R. Lunsford, E. Gilson, A. Diallo, K. Tritz, Overview of Lithium Injection and Flowing Liquid Lithium Results from the US-China Collaboration on EAST, Physica Scripta, T171 (2020) 014067.
  • G. Z. Zuo, J. S. Hu, R. Maingi, C. L. Li, X. C. Meng, Z. Sun, M. Huang, W. Xu, Y. Z. Qian, D. Andruczyk, K. Tritz, X. Z Gong, J. G. Li, Improvement on the Plasma Performance via Application of Flowing Lithium Limiters in EAST Tokamak, Physica Scripta, T171 (2020) 014008.
  • X. C. Meng, M. Huang, C. L. Li, Z. Sun, W. Xu, R. Maingi, K.Tritz, D. Andruczyk, Y. Z. Qian, Q. X. Yuan, J. J. Huang, X. Gao, B. Yu, J. G. Li, G. Z. Zuo, J. S. Hu and EAST team, Real-time gas cooling of flowing liquid lithium limiter for EAST, Fusion Eng. Design 154 (2020) 111537.
  • R. Rizkallah, S. Marcinko, D. Curreli, M. S. Parsons, N. Bartlett, R. Gluck, A. Shone and D. Andruczyk, Mapping of the HIDRA stellarator magnetic flux surfaces, Phys. Plasmas 26, (2019) 092503.
  • C. E. Kessel, D. Andruczyk, J. P. Blanchard, T. Bohm, A. Davis, K. Hollis, P. W. Humrickhouse, M. Hvasta, M. Jaworski, J. Jun, Y. Katoh, A. Khodak, J. Klein, E. Kolemen, G. Larsen, R. Majeski, B. J. Merrill, N. B. Morley, G. H. Neilson, B. Pint, M. E. Rensink, T. D. Rognlien, A. F. Rowcliffe, S. Smolentsev, M. S. Tillack, L. M. Waganer, G. M. Wallace, P. Wilson & S.-J. Yoon, Critical Exploration of Liquid Metal Plasma-Facing Components in a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility, Fusion Sci. Technol., 75:8, (2019) 886-917.
  • J. S. Hu, G. Z. Zuo, R. Maingi, Z. Sun, K. Tritz, W. Xu, Q. X. Yang, D. Andruczyk, M. Huang, X. C. Meng, X. Z. Gong, D. N. Ruzic, M. J. Ni, B. N. Wan, J. G. Li and EAST Team, Experiments of Continuously and Stably Flowing Lithium Limiter in EAST Towards a Solution for the Power Exhaust of Future Fusion Devices, Nucl. Mater. Energy, 18 (2019) 99-104.
  • X. C. Meng, C. Xu, G. Z. Zuo, M. Huang, K. Tritz, D. Andruczyk, Z. Sun, W. Xu, Y. Z. Qian, J. J. Huang, X. Gao, B. Yu, J. G. Li, J. S. Hu and H. Deng, Corrosion Characteristics of Copper in Static Liquid Lithium Under High Vacuum, J. Nucl. Mater. 513 (2019) 282-292.
  • R. Rizkallah, D. Andruczyk, A. Shone, D. Johnson, Z. Jeckell, S. Marcinko, Z. Song, D. Curreli, F. Bedoya, A. Kapat, J. P. Allain, M. Christenson, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, H. Sandefur, D. N. Ruzic, R. Maingi, J. Hu, G. Zuo and J. Schmitt, Latest Results from the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 46(7) (2018) 2695-2690.
  • Z. Sun, R. Lunsford, R. Maingi, J. S. Hu, D. K. Mansfield, A. Diallo, K. Tritz, J. Canik, Z. Wang, D. Andruczyk, Y. M. Wang, G. Z. Zuo, M. Huang, W. Xu and X. C. Meng, First results of ELM triggering with a multichamber lithium granule injector into EAST discharges, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 46(5) (2018) 1076 - 1080.
  • D. Johnson, K. Wegley, R. Rizkallah, A. Shone and D. Andruczyk, HIDRA control system (HCS): A LabView-based program to control the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications, Fusion Eng. Design 128 (2018) 215-222.
  • X. Meng, G. Zuo, W. Xu, Z. Sun, M. Huang, X. Yuan, C. Xu, W. Hu, D. Andruczyk, J. Hu and H. Deng, Effect of temperature on the corrosion behaviors of 304 stainless steel in static liquid lithium, Fusion. Eng. Design 128 (2018) 75-81.
  • D. A. Gates, D. Anderson, S. Anderson, M. Zarnstorff, D. A. Spong, H Weitzner, G. H. Neilson, D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, J. H. Harris, et al., Stellarator research opportunities: A report of the national stellarator coordinating committee, J. Fusion Energy, 37(1) (2018) 51-94.
  • D. N. Ruzic, M. Szott, C. Sandoval, M. Christenson, P. Fiflis, S. Hammouti, K. Kalathiparambil, I. Shchelkanov, D. Andruczyk, R. Stubbers, C. Joel Foster and B. Jurczyk, Flowing liquid lithium plasma-facing components - Physics, technology and system analysis of the LiMIT system, Nucl. Mater. Energy 12 (2017) 1324-1329.
  • W. Xu, P. Fiflis, M. Szott, K. Kalathiparambila, S. Jung, M. Christenson, I. Haehnlein, A. Kapat, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli and D.N. Ruzic, Vertical flow in the Thermoelectric Liquid Metal Plasma FacingStructures (TELS) facility at Illinois, J. Nucl. Mater. 463 (2015), 1181 - 1185.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, J. P. Allain and the HIDRA team, HIDRA: Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications, Fusion Sci. Technol. 68 (2015), 497 - 500.
  • S. M. Kaye, T. Abrams, J.-W Ahn, J. P. Allain, R. Andre, D. Andruczyk et al., An overview of recent physics results from NSTX, Nucl. Fusion, 55 (2015), 104002.
  • D. Andruczyk, A. L. Roquemore, P. Fiflis, D. Mansfield and D. N. Ruzic, A method to produce lithium pellets for fueling and ELM pacing in NSTX-U, Fusion Eng. Design. 89 (2014) 2910 - 2914.
  • P. Fiflis, A. Press, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli and D. N. Ruzic, Wetting properties of liquid lithium on select fusion relevant surfaces, Fusion Eng. Design, 89 (2014), 2827 - 2832.
  • M. Ono, M. A. Jaworski, R. Kaita, Y. Hirooka, D. Andruczyk, T. K. Gray and the NSTX-U Reaserch team, Active radiative liquid lithium divertor concept, Fusion Eng. Design, 89 (2104), 2838 - 2844.
  • S. Jung, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, C. Bryniarski, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Development of a high energy pulsed plasma simulator for the study of liquid lithium trenches, Fusion Eng. Design, 89 (2014), 2822 - 2826.
  • E. Ritz, Y. L. Wu, J. Hong, D. Andruczyk, T. S. Cho and D. N. Ruzic, Atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) for post-annealing of aluminum doped zinc-oxide (AZO) film, Surf. Coat. Technol. 251 (2014), 64 - 68.
  • P. fiflis, D. Andruczyk, A. L. Roquemore, M. McGuire, D. Curreli, and D. N. Ruzic, Lithium pellet production (LiPP): A device for the production of small spheres of lithium, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84 (2013) 063506.
  • P. Fiflis, L. Kirsch, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli and D. N. Ruzic, Seebeck coefficient measurements on Li, Sn, Ta, Mo and W, J. Nucl. Mater. 438 (2013) 224 - 227.
  • W. Xu, D. Currelli, D. Andruczyk, T. Mui, R. Switts and D. N. Ruzic, Heat transfer of TEMHD driven lithium flow in stainless steel trenches, J. Nucl. Mater. 438 (2013), S422 - S425.
  • P. Raman, A. Groll, P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Chemical sputtering studies of lithiated ATJ graphite, J. Nucl. Mater. 438 (2013), S655 - S658.
  • W. M. Lytle, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Plasma Assisted cleaning by metastable-atom neutralization, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 31 (2013), 011603.
  • H. Ye, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, V. Jindal and P. Kearney, Origin of defects on targets used to make extreme ultraviolet mask blanks, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 32 (2013), 021403.
  • S. Jung, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Laboratory testing of vapor shielding for lithium-coated molybdenum in DEVeX, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 40 (3) (2012), 730 - 734.
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk and M. A. Jaworski, Lithium-metal infused trenches (LiMIT) for heat removal in fusion devices, Nucl. Fusion, 51 (2011), 102002.
  • V. Surla, M. Tung, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, M. Neumann, D. N. Ruzic and D. Mansfield, Seebeck coefficient measurements of lithium isotopes, J. Nucl. Mater. 415 (2011) 18 - 22.
  • S. Jung, V. Surla, T. K. Gray, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Characterization of a theta-pinch plasma using triple probe diagnostics, J. Nucl. Mater. 415 (2011) S993 - S995.
  • S. M. Collis, R. Dall, J. Howard, D. Andruczyk and B. W. James, Validation of collisional radiative modelling of emission line ratios for helium beam plasma diagnostics, J. Quant. Spectro. Rad. Transf. 110 (2009), 340 - 346.
  • M. Blacksell, J. Wach, D. Anderson, J. Howard, S. M. Collis, B. D. Blackwell, D. Andruczyk and B. W. James, Imaging photopultiplier array with integrated amplifiers and high speed USB interface, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79 (2008), 10F506.
  • S. Namba, D. Andruczyk, K. Takiyama, D. Ueno, S. Furukawa and B. W. James, Development of a supersonic metastable helium pulsed beam source for plasma diagnostics, Jpn. J. App. Phys. 45 (10B) (2006), 8099 - 8103.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. N. Tarrant, B. W. James, M. M. M. Bilek and G. B. Warr, Langmuir probe study of a titanium pulsed filtered cathodic arc discharge, Plasma Source. Sci. technol. 15 (2006) 533 - 537.
  • D. Andruczyk, S. Namba, B. W. James, K. Takiyama and T. Oda, A short-[ulsed compact supersonic helium beam source for plasma diagnostics, Plasma Device Operat. 14 (1) (2006), 81 - 89.
  • X. P. Feng, D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, K. Takiyama, S. Namba and T. Oda, Effects of discharge current and voltage on high density metastable helium atoms, Chin. Phys. 12 (5) (2003), 495 - 501.
  • P. X. Feng, D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, K. Takiyama, S. Namba and T. Oda, High-density metastable helium atoms produced by Penning-type discharge, Plasma Source. Sci. Technol. 12 (2003), 142 - 147.
  • D. Andruczyk, X. P. Feng, B. W. James and J. Howard, Comparison of hollow cathode and Penning discharges for metastable He production, Plasma Source. Sci. Technol. 11 (2002), 426 - 430.
  • R. Cross, C. Lindsey and D. Andruczyk, Laboratory Testing of Tennis Strings, Sports Eng. 3 (2000), 219 - 230.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • T. Cardinal, D. Andruczyk, H. Yu, V. Jindal, P. Kearney, D. N. Ruzic, Modeling the ion beam target interaction to reduce defects generated by ion beam deposition, Proc. SPIE 8322 (2012), 83222Q.
  • D. Andruczyk, J. Sporre, D. Elg, T. Cho, D. N. Ruzic, Energetic ion and neutral energy analyzer for extreme-ultraviolet light sources, Proc. SPIE 8322 (2012) 832237.
  • J. Sporre, D. Elg, D. Andruczyk, T. Cho, D. N. Ruzic, S. N. Srivastava and D. C. Brandt, In-situ Sn contamination removal by hydrogen plasma, Proc. of SPIE, 8322 (2012), 83222L-1.
  • M. Otte, D. Andruczyk, J. Howard, R. Konig, L. Krupnik, H. P. laqua, O. Lischtschenko, S. Marsen, J. Urban, Y. Y. Podoba, J. Preinhalter, F. Wagner, G. B. Warr and A. Zhazhera, The WEGA stellarator: Results and prospects, AIP Conf. Proc. 993 (2008), 3 - 10.
  • R. Sangines, D. Andruczyk, R. N. Tarrant, M. M. M. Bilek and D. R. Mckenzie, Characterization of a filtered high current pulsed cathodic arc plasma source: Plasma Transport analysis, AIP Conf. Proc. 993 (2008), 337 - 340.
  • M. Otte, D. Andruczyk, A. Komarov, A. Kozachek, L. Krupnik, H. P. Laqua, O. Lischtschenko, S. Marsen, Y. Y. Podoba, M. Schubert, F. Wagner, G. B. Warr and A. Zhazhera, Experimental results from the WEGA stellarator, 34th EPS Conf. Plasma Phys. 31F (2007), P-2.145.

Pending Articles

  • D. Andruczyk, R. Maingi, C. Kessel, D. Curreli, E. Kolemen, J. Canik, B. Pint, D. Youchison and S. Smolentsev, A Domestic Program for Liquid Metal PFC Research in Fusion, Journal of Fusion Energy (submitted April 2020).
  • A. Shone, Z. Koyn, A. Kapat, R. Rizkallah, D. O'Dea, G. Golba, J. Hoffman, D. Kurukulasuriya, Q. Tang, A. De Castro, J. P. Allain D. Andruczyk, An Overview of the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications Material Analysis Test-stand (HIDRA-MAT), Journal of Fusion Energy (Submitted April 2020)
  • D. Andruczyk, D. O'Dea, A. Shone, A. L. Roquemore, A Liquid Lithium/Metal Droplet Injector for PMI, PFC and ELM Research, Fusion Engineering and Design (Submitted May 2019).

Invited Lectures

  • Using Liquid Lithium as a Plasma Facing Material in Fusion Devices
  • Liquid Lithium (Metals) as a Path forward in Nuclear Fusion Devices
  • Plasma Material Interactions
  • Sun, Science and Sport - The Weird and Wonderful Path of Research!
  • Update on HIDRA Activities
  • Plasma Facing Components Beyond ITER - Liquid Metals
  • Latest Liquid Lithium and PMI Results from the Center for Plasma Material Interactions
  • Fusion and Liquid Metal Activities at the University of Illinois
  • Overview of the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA) Project
  • HIDRA ? A Stellarator for Materials Research
  • Overview of the Center for Plasma material Interactions (CPMI)
  • Plasma Material Interactions Issues in 3-D Devices
  • Liquid Metal's Role to Improve Power Handling Through Engineering Innovation
  • Liquid Metals and HIDRA Research at the University of Illinois

Magazine Articles

  • D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, J.P. Allain, D. Ruzic, Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), US Burning Plasma Organization, eNews, Issue 96, May 31, 2015

Reports

  • Report of the National Stellarator Coordinatring Committee - Stellarator Research opportunities - Wrote the section: Plasma Material Interactions (PMI) issues in 3D Fusion Systems

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • 6th International Symposium on Liquid Metals Applications for Fusion (ISLA), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, September 30th - October 3rd 2019

Presentations

  • D. Andruczyk, I. Bishop, T. McIntyre, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, S. Vakata, Single Wavelength Phase-Shifting Holographic Interferometry, 2nd Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Melbourne, Australia, December 9-10, 1999.
  • D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, A Supersonic He Probe Beam for LIF Measurements of Electric Fields in Plasmas, 23rd AINSE Plasma Science & Technology Conference: Plasma2000, Adelaide, Australia, December 10-15, 2000.
  • B. W. James, D. Andruczyk, P. X. Feng, J. Howard, K. Takiyama, T. Oda, A Proposal for a LIF Measurement of Electric Fields in the H-1 Heliac, Laser Aided Plasma Diagnostics Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, September 24-28, 2001.
  • K. Takiyama, T. Kondo, D. Andruczyk, P. X. Feng, B. W. James, T. Oda, Supersonic Beam of Metastable He Atoms for Measurement of Electric Fields in Plasmas, 10th Laser Aided Plasma Diagnostics Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, September 24-28, 2001.
  • D. Andruczyk, P. X. Feng, B. W. James, Comparison of Hollow Cathode and Penning Discharges for Metastable Production, 12th Gaseous Electronics Meeting, Batemans Bay, Australia, February 3-6, 2002.
  • P. X. Feng, D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, Preliminary Investigation of Supersonic Metastable Helium Beam, 12th Gaseous Electronics Meeting, Batemans Bay, Australia, February 3-6, 2002.
  • D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, P. X. Feng, J. Howard, K. Takiyama, T. Oda, Proposed LIF Measurement of Electric Fields in H-1, 13th International Stellarator Workshop, Canberra Australia, February 25-March 1, 2002.
  • D. Andruczyk, P. X. Feng, B. W. James, K. Takiyama, S. Namba, T. Oda,, Development of Pulsed Supersonic Metastable Helium Beam for Plasma Diagnostic Application, International Conference on Plasma POhysics, Manly, Australia , July 4-6, 2002.
  • D. Andruczyk B. W. James, K. Takiyama, S. Namba, T. Oda, J. Howard, A Pulsed Metastable Helium, Source for Applications in Plasma Diagnostics, German-Polish Conference on Plasma Diagnostics for Fusion and Applications, Greifswald, Germany, September 4-6, 2002.
  • D. Andruczyk B. W. James, K. Takiyama, S. Namba, T. Oda, A Pulsed Supersonic Helium Beam for Diagnostic Applications, 6th Japan-Australia Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Sydney Australia, December 9-11, 2002.
  • K. Takiyama S. Namba, T. Oda, T. Ohgo, B.W. James, D. Andruczyk, Circularly Polarized LIF Method to Measure Local Electric Fields Induced Perpendicularly to Magnetic Fields in Plasmas, 6th Japan-Australia Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Sydney Australia, December 9-11, 2002.
  • K. Takiyama, S. Namba, C. Furukawa, T, Oda, T. Ohgo, B. W. James and D. Andruczyk, High-Sensitive LIF Measurement of Electric Field Perpendicular to Magnetic Field in Plasmas, 11th Symposium on Laser-Aided Plasma Diagnostics, Les Houches, France September 28-October 2, 2003.
  • K. Takiyama , S. Namba, D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, T. Oda, A Metastable Helium Beam by a Penning Discharge for Measurement of Electric Fields in Plasma, 56th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 21-24, 2004.
  • D. Andruczyk , S. Namba, B. W. James, K. Takiyama, T. Oda, A Supersonic Helium Beam for Plasma Diagnostics, 13th Gaseous Electronics Meeting, Batemans Bay, Australia, February 1-5, 2004.
  • K. Takiyama , S. Namba, S. Furukawa, T. Oda, B. W. James, D. Andruczyk, Observation of Interference between Stark and Electric Quadropole Transition in LIF from He Atoms in Plasmas, 4th International Symposium on Plasma Polarization Spectroscopy, Kyoto, Japan March 4-6, 2004.
  • S. Collis, D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, J. Howard, B. D. Blackwell, Molecular Beams in the H-1NF Heliac, 15th International Stellarator Workshop, Madrid, Spain October 3-7, 2005.
  • D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, S. Collis and J. Howard, Helium Beam Diagnostic System on the H-1NF Heliac, 7th Japan-Australia Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Toki, Japan, December 12-14, 2005.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. N. Tarrant, M. M. Bilek, D. R. McKenzie, R. Cross, Preliminary Characterization of Plasma Instabilities in a Pulsed Cathodic Arc, 7th Japan-Australia Plasma Diagnostics Workshop, Toki, Japan, December 12-14, 2005.
  • D. Andruczyk, B. W. James, S. Collis, J. Howard, Helium Beam Diagnostic System on the H-1 NF Heliac, 14th Gaseous Electronics Meeting, Batemans Bay, Australia, February 5-9, 2006.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. N. Tarrant, M. M. Bilek, D. R. McKenzie, R. Cross, Characterization of Plasma Instabilities in a Pulsed Cathodic Arc, 14th Gaseous Electronics Meeting, Batemans Bay, Australia, February 5-9, 2006.
  • R. Tarrant, L.Ryves, M. M. Bilek, T. Oates, J. Pigott, P. Denniss, G. Warr and D. Andruczyk, The Development of the High-Current Pulsed Cathodic Arc System at the University of Sydney, Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress, Brisbane, Australia, December 3-8, 2006.
  • S. Collis, B. Powell, D. Andruczyk, J. Howard, B. Blackwell, Novel Helium Line Ratio Electron Temperature Diagnostic, Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress, Brisbane, Australia, December 3-8, 2006.
  • M. Otte, D. Andruczyk, A. Komarov, A, Kozachek, L. Krupnik, H. P. Laqua, O. Lischtschenko, S. Marsen, Y. Y. Podoba, M. Schubert, F. Wagner, G. B. Warr, A. Zhezhera, Experimental Results from the WEGA Stellerator, European Physical Society Conference, Warsaw, July 2-6, 2007.
  • H. P. Laqua, D. Andruczyk, E. Holzhauer, S. Marsen, M. Otte, Y. Y. Podoba, J. Preinhealter, J. Urban, G. B. Warr, Electron Cyclotron Wave Experiments on the WEGA Stellarator, European Physical Society Conference, Warsaw, July 2-6, 2007.
  • D. Andruczyk, H. P. Laqua, M. Otte, 28 GHz ECRH Experiments at the WEGA Stellarator, 19th Joint Russian-German STC Workshop on ECRH and Gyrotrons, Garching, Germany, July 18-24, 2007.
  • R. Tarrant, S. Devasahayam, R. C. Powles, S. B. Cole, D. Andruczyk, D. A. Sutherland, M. M. Bilek, Ion Implantation into Polymer-Wrapped Wedges: Effects of Wedge Angle, Pulse Length and Voltage, 9th International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation and Deposition, Leipzig, Germany, September 2-6, 2007.
  • D. Andruczyk, M. Krychowiak, M. Otte, E. Muller, A Diagnostic Supersonic Helium Beam for 28 GHz operation on WEGA, German Physical Society (DPG) Conference Greifswald, Germany, March 30-April 2, 2009.
  • S. Jung, V. Surla, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Upgrade of a Theta Pinch Plasma Source for Energetic Plasma Flow Generation and Fusion-Related Material Interaction Study, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Chicago, IL, November 08-12, 2010.
  • H. Oritz-Uribe, S. Jung, M. Nieto, D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, Exposure of Lithium-coated Molybdenum Samples to Intense Pulsed Plasma, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Chicago, IL, November 08-12, 2010.
  • P. Raman, V. Surla, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Chemical Erosion Studies of Lithiated ATJ Graphite, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Chicago, IL, November 08-12, 2010.
  • M. Tung, V. Surla, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, D. Mansfield, Apparatus for Seebeck Coefficient Measurements of Lithium-7 and Lithium-6, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Chicago, IL, November 08-12, 2010.
  • W. M. Lytle, D. Andruczyk, V. Jindal, D. N. Ruzic, Plasma-Assisted Cleaning by Metastable-Atom Neutralization (PACMAN): A Plasma Approach to Cleanliness in Lithography, SPIE Advanced Lithography, San Jose, CA, February 27-March 03, 2011.
  • D. Andruczyk, P. Fiflis, D. N. Ruzic, D. Mansfield, An Electrostatic Lithium Injector (ELI), 2nd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Princeton, NJ, April 27-29, 2011.
  • S. Jung, D. Andruczyk, V. Surla, D. N. Ruzic, Laboratory Investigation of an Effect on Lithium on ICRF Antenna in DEVeX, 2nd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Princeton, NJ, April 27-29, 2011
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. XU, D. Andruczyk, V. Surla, M. A. Jaworski, Lithium Infused Trenches: How to Use Molten Lithium to Remove High Heat Fluxes in a Fusion Device, 2nd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Princeton, NJ, April 27-29, 2011
  • D. Andruczyk, P. Fiflis, V. Surla, D. N. Ruzic, D. Mansfield, An Electrostatic Lithium Injector for NSTX, 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Chicago IL, June 27-30, 2011.
  • D. Andruczyk, E. Ritz, D. N. Ruzic, Engineering an R.F Antenna for Use in Transparent Conducting Oxide Deposition, 38th International Congress on Plasma Science, Chicago IL, June 27-30, 2011
  • S. Jung, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Laboratory Investigation of Vapor Shielding for Lithium Coated Molybdenum in DEVeX, 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Chicago IL, June 27-30, 2011.
  • P. Raman, A. Groll, D. Andruczyk, V. Surla, D. N. Ruzic, Wetting of Lithium on Boronized Plasma Facing Component Materials, 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Chicago IL, June 27-30, 2011.
  • W. Xu, D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, V. Surla, Thermoelectric Driven Liquid Lithium Flow for Divertor Heat Handling, 24th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Chicago IL, June 27-30, 2011
  • D. Andruczyk, P. Raman, V. Surla, P. Fiflis, A. Groll, D. N. Ruzic, Study of Lithium on Plasma Facing Components in IIAX, Annual Plasma Facing Components Meeting, Oak Ridge TN, August 10-12, 2011.
  • D. Andruczyk, P. Fiflis, M. McGuire, D. N. Ruzic, Electrostatic Lithium Injector for Fusion Devices, 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APP-DPP), Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-18, 2011.
  • S. Jung, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Upgrade of a Theta Pinch Plasma Source for Energetic Plasma Flow Generation, 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APP-DPP), Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-18, 2011.
  • P. Raman, A. Groll, D. Andruczyk, V. Surla, D. N. Ruzic, Wetting of Boronized Plasma Facing Component Materials, 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APP-DPP), Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-18, 2011.
  • W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, T. Mui, R. Switts, D. N. Ruzic, Lithium/Molybdenum Infused Trenches (LiMIT) Concept in Strong Magnetic Fields, 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APP-DPP), Salt Lake City, UT, November 14-18, 2011.
  • H. Yu, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, V. Jindal, P. Kearney, Origin of EUV Mask Blank Defects from Ion Beam Deposition, SPIE Advanced Lithography, San Jose, CA, February 12-16, 2012.
  • D. Andruczyk, P. Raman, A. Groll, P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Chemical Sputtering Studies of Lithiated ATJ Graphite, 20th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions, Aachen, Germany, May 21-25, 2012.
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, Lithium/Metal Infused Trenches (LiMIT) for Heat Removal in Fusion Devices, 20th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions, Aachen, Germany, May 21-25, 2012.
  • D. Andruczyk. P. Raman, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Lithium's Effects on the Chemical Sputtering of Carbon, Plasma Facing Components (PFC) Meeting, Princeton, NJ, June 20-22, 2012.
  • D. Curreli, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Computational Studies of Thermoelectric MHD in Molten Lithium, Plasma Facing Component (PFC) Meeting, Princeton, NJ, June 20-22, 2012.
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, Update on SLiDE (Solid/Liquid Divertor Experiemnt), Plasma Facing Component (PFC) Meeting, Princeton, NJ, June 20-22, 2012.
  • D. Andruczyk, W. Xu, S. Jung, P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Thermoelectric Driven Liquid Metal Plasma Facing Structures, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • D. Curreli, W. Xu, K. Lindquist, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Three-dimensional Modelling of the Thermoelectric MHD problem of the LiMIT Liquid Lithium Divertor for Fusion Devices, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • P. Fiflis, W. Xu, P. Raman, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, Wetting Properties of Liquid Lithium on Stainless Steel and Enhanced Stainless Steel Surfaces, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • L. Kirsch, P. Fiflis, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Seebeck Coefficient of Lithium and Lithium-Tin Alloys, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • S. Jung, L. Kesler, H. Yun, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, A Gas-puff Driven Theta Pinch for Plasma-Surface Interaction Studies, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, T. Mui and HT-7 Team Collaboration, A Thermo-Electric-Driven Flowing Liquid Lithium Limiter/Divertor for Magnetic Confined Fusion, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • P. Raman, A. Groll, T. Abrams, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Chemical Sputtering Studies of Lithiated Graphite, 54th Annual Meeting of the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Providence, RI, October 29-November 2, 2012.
  • D. Andruczyk, A. L. Roquemore, P. Fiflis, D. K. Mansfield, D. N. Ruzic, A Method to Produce Lithium Pellets for Fueling and ELM Pacing in NSTX-U, 25th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), San Francisco, CA, June 10-14, 2013.
  • P. Fiflis, W. Xu, M. Christenson, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Wetting Properties of Liquid Lithium on Select Fusion Relevant Surfaces, 25th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), San Francisco, CA, June 10-14, 2013.
  • A. L. Roquemore, D. Andruczyk, R. Majeski, D. K. Mansfield, C. H. Skinner, Upward Facing Lithium Flash Evaporator for NSTX-U, 25th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), San Francisco, CA, June 10-14, 2013.
  • D. N. Ruzic, W. Xu, P. Fiflis, S. Jung, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, Latest Developments on Liquid Lithium at Illinois and Reactor Experiments Around the World, 25th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), San Francisco, CA, June 10-14, 2013.
  • D. Andruczyk, A. L. Roquemore, P. Fiflis, D. Mansfield, D. N. Ruzic, A Liquid Lithium Dripper for Fueling and ELM pacing in NSTX-U, 3rd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Frascati-Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2013.
  • S. Jung, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Development of a High Energy Pulsed Plasma Simulator for Lithium Plasma-Facing Components, 3rd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Frascati-Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2013.
  • M. Ono, M. A. Jaworski, R. Kaita, D. Andruczyk, T. J. Gray, Y. Hirooka and the NSTX-U Team, Radiative Liquid Lithium Divertor RLLD and ARLLD, 3rd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Frascati-Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2013.
  • A. L. Roquemore, D. Andruczyk, C. H. Skinner, D. K. Mansfield, R. Majeski, D. Rodgers, Status of E-beam Lithium Flash Evaporator for NSTX-U, 3rd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Frascati-Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2013.
  • D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, P. Fiflis, S. Jung, K. Lindquist, W. Xu, Recent Developments on Thermoelectric Driven Flow of Liquid Lithium in Solid Metal Trenches, 3rd International Symposium on Lithium Applications in Fusion Devices, Frascati-Rome, Italy, October 9-11, 2013.
  • D. Andruczyk, A. L. Roquemore, P. Fiflis, D. N. Ruzic, Characterization of a Liquid Lithium Pellet Delivery (LLPD) System for ELM Pacing and Lithium Replenishment in NSTX-U, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • M. Christenson, S. Jung, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. Ruzic, Measuring the Ion Energy Distribution Using a Retarding Field Energy Analyzer in a Plasma Material Interaction Test Stand, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • P. Fiflis, W. Xu, M. Christenson, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Characterization of Liquid Lithium Wetting and Thermoelectric Properties for Nuclear Fusion Applications, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • S. Jung, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Combining a Plasma Gun and Theta-Pinch to Study Plasma-Facing Components Under Fusion-Relevant Conditions, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • A. L. Roquemore, C. W. Skinner, D. Andruczyk, D. Mansfield, R. Majeski, E-Beam Based Lithium Flash Evaporator for NSTX-U, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, S. Jung, M. Christenson, K. Lyndquist, P. Fiflis, W. Xu, Thermoelectric-Driven Flow of Liquid Lithium in Solid Metal Trenches: A New Plasma-Facing Component for Fusion Devices, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • W. Xu, M. Christenson, P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Experimental Characterization of Thermo-Electric Driven Liquid Lithium Flow in Narrow Trenches for Magnetic Confinement Fusion, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Denver, CO, November 11-15, 2013.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA Team, HIDRA: A New Device for PFC and PMI Development, 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), New Orleans, LA, October 27-31, 2014.
  • M. Christenson, S. Jung, C. Bryniarski, K. Kalathiparambil, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Measurements of the Ion Temperature and Ion Energy Distribution in a Liner Pulsed Plasma-Material Interaction Test Stand, 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), New Orleans, LA, October 27-31, 2014.
  • K. Kalathiparambil, S. Jung, M. Christenson, P. Fiflis, W. Xu, M. Szott, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Effect of Energetic Plasma Flux on Flowing Liquid Lithium Surfaces, 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), New Orleans, LA, October 27-31, 2014.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, J. P. Allain and the HIDRA team, HIDRA: Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications, 21st Topical Meeting on Technology of Fusion Engineering (TOFE), Anaheim, CA, November 9-13, 2014.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli, C. H. Skinner, Liquid Metal's Role to Improve Power Handling Through Engineering Innovation, Plasma-Material Interactions Community Workshop (PMI), Princeton NJ, May 4-6, 2015.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA team, Status of the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), 26th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), Austin, TX, May 31-June 4, 2015.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli, HIDRA and the Materials Challenges for Stellarators, 26th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), Austin, TX, May 31-June 4, 2015.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA Team, Current Status of HIDRA, 20th International Stellarator-Heliotron Workshop (ISHW), Greifswald, Germany, October 5-9, 2015.
  • D. Andruczyk, D, N, Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA Team, Status of the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Savannah, GA, November 16-20, 2015.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, Plasma Material Interaction Issues in 3-D Fusion Systems, US Stellarator Workshop (STELCON), Boston, MA, February 16-17, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA Team, HIDRA as a Platform to Test PMI and PFC Concepts, US-PRC Magnetic Fusion Collaboration Workshop (MFCW), Princeton, NJ, June 28-30, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, Z. Song, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, J. P. Allain and the HIDRA Team, First Operation and Results from the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), 22nd Topical Meeting on Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE), Philadelphia, PA, August 22-25, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, Z. Song, P. Fiflis, M. Christenson, M. Szott, N. Chopra, D, Johnson, A. Shone, S. Stemmley, S. Marcinko, K. Kalathiparambil, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli J. P. Allain and the HIDRA Team, First Results and Future Plans on HIDRA, 58th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), San Jose, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, J. P Allain, D. Curreli and the CPMI Team, Overview of the Center for Plasma Material interactions (CPMI), US-Japan Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction, Berkeley, CA, November 7-8, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, Z. Song, S. Marchinko, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, J. P . Allain and the HIDRA Team, HIDRA as a PMI Platform, US-Japan Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction, Berkeley, CA, November 7-8, 2016.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli and the HIDRA Team, HIDRA - A Stellarator for Materials Research, 27th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), Shanghai, China, June 4-8, 2017.
  • R. Rizkallah, D. Andruczyk, Z. Song, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, J.P. Allain and the HIDRA Team, Latest Results from the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), 27th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), Shanghai, China, June 4-8, 2017.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, S. Marcinko, D. Johnson, A. Shone, Z. Jeckell, M. Christenson, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, B. Holybee, R. Maingi, J. Hu, G. Z. Zuo, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Overview of the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA) Project, 16th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP), Mexico City, Mexico, September 4-8, 2017.
  • J. S. Hu, G. Z. Zuo, Z. Sun, W. Xu, Q. X. Yang, M. Huang, X. C. Meng, J. G. Li and EAST Team, R. Maingi, D. K. Mansfield, R. Lunsford, A. Diallo, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, K. Tritz, T. Osborne, J. Canik, Z. Wang, Recent Results of Li Experiments in EAST with W Divertor, 5th International Symposium on Liquid Metals Applications for Fusion (ISLA), Moscow Russia, September 25-27, 2017.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, J. P. Allain, D. N. Ruzic, D. Curreli, R. Maingi, J. Hu, G. Zuo, Z. Sun, HIDRA as a Technology Testbed for PFC and PMI Systems, 21st International Stellarator and Heliotron Workshop (ISHW), Kyoto Japan, October 2-6, 2017.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, B. Holybee, A. Kapat, J. P. Allain, HIDRA-MAT: A Material Analaysis Tool for Fusion Devices, 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Milwaukee, WI, October 23-27, 2017.
  • R. Rizkallah, D. Andruczyk, D. Johnson, A. Shone, Z. Jeckell, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Latest Results from the Hybrid Illinois Device for Research and Applications (HIDRA), 59th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP, Milwaukee WI, October 23-27, 2017.
  • D. Andruczyk, B. Holybee, Z. Koyn, R. Rizkallah, A. Kapat, J. P. Allain, First Results of Nano-structured Substrates for a Stable Liquid Metal Plasma Material Interface Under Long Pulse Conditions, 23rd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions (PSI), Princeton, NJ, June 17-22, 2018.
  • R. Rizkallah, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, R, Maingi, J. S. Hu, G. Z. Zuo, Z. Sun, D. N. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, Upcoming Testing of Two Liquid Lithium Based PFCs, LiMIT and FLiLi, Inside HIDRA, 23rd International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions (PSI), Princeton, NJ, June 17-22, 2018.
  • R. Maingi, J.S. Hu, G.Z. Zuo, D. Andruczyk, J.M. Canik, A. Diallo, K.F. Gan, E. Gilson, X.Z Gong, T.K. Gray, M. Huang, R. Lunsford, D.K. Mansfield, X. C. Meng, T.H. Osborne, D.N. Ruzic, Z. Sun, K. Tritz, W. Xu, Z. Wang, B.D. Wirth, K. Woller, S.J. Zinkle, and the EAST Team, Amelioration of Plasma-Material Interactions and Improvement of Plasma Performance with a Flowing Liquid Li Limiter and Li Conditioning on EAST, 27th International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference, Gandhinagar, India, October 22-27, 2018.
  • R. Rizkallah, M. Parsons, N. Bartlett, A. Shone, Z. Jeckell, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, Mapping of the HIDRA Magnetic Flux Surfaces Through Experimental Measurements and Computational Codes, 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Portland, OR, November 5-9, 2018.
  • M. Parsons, D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, A. Shone, Characterization of Plasma Temperatures and Heat Fluxes During HIDRA Operation, 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Portland, OR, November 5-9, 2018.
  • A. Shone, D. Johnson, M. Parsons, R. Rizkallah, D. Andruczyk, Overview of the HIDRA Control System with Integrated Diagnostic Trigger System, 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Portland, OR, November 5-9, 2018.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, M. Parsons, A. Shone, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, D. O'Dea, N. Bartlett, B. Holybee, Z. Koyn, A. Kapat, S. Marcinko, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, D. Curreli, R. Maingi, J. Hu, G. Zuo, Z. Sun, Overview of the Latest Results from HIDRA, 60th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), Portland, OR, November 5-9, 2018.
  • R. Rizkallah, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, M. Parsons, A. Shone, P. Piotrowicz, A. Kapat, C. Moynahan, N. Bartlett,, D. N. Ruzic, J. P. Allain, R. Maingi, A. Carpe, I. Zats, J. Wang, J. Hu, G. Zuo, Z. Sun, X. Meng, Latest Liquid Lithium and PMI Results from the Center for Plasma Material Interactions, 23rd Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE), Orlando, FL, November 11-15, 2018.
  • D. Andruczyk, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, R. Rizkallah, A. de Castro, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Thermoelectric Magnetohydrodynamic (TEMHD) Drive: A Solution for Continuous Flowing Liquid Lithium Surface for Low Recycling and Possible Heat Removal, US-Japan Workshop on Liquid Metals, Princeton, NJ, March 11-13, 2019.
  • A. de Castro, D. Alegre, D. Andruczyk, M. Christenson, C. Moynihan, E. Ovarzabal, S. Puebla, D. N. Ruzic, S. Stemmley, M. Szott, F. L. Tabares, Issues and Prospects Related with Hydrogenic Retention and Recovery in both Static and Flowing Liquid Lithium Plasma Facing Components, USA-Japan Liquid Metal Workshop, Princeton, NJ, March 11-13, 2019.
  • A. de Castro, J. P. Allain, D. Andruczyk, C. Moynihan, E. Oyarzabal, D. N. Ruzic, S. Stemmley, K. Subedi, M. Szott, F. L. Tabares, Tin-Lithium Alloy Investigations as Liquid Plasma Facing Material, USA-Japan Liquid Metal workshop, Princeton, NJ, March 11-13, 2019.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Maingi, G. Zuo, R. Rizkallah, M. Parsons, A. Shone, D. O'Dea, A. Kapat, Z. Sun, X. Meng, J. Hu, Overview of Lithium Results from the US-China Collaboration on EAST, 17th International Conference on Plasma Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications (PFMC), Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 20-24 2019.
  • R. Rizkallah, M. Szott, S. Marcinko, S. Stemmley, R. Maingi, D. Andruczyk and D. Ruzic, Upcoming Testing of the LiMIT and FLiLi Liquid Lithium PFC Concepts on the HIDRA Stellarator, 17th International Conference on Plasma Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications (PFMC), Eindhoven Netherlands, May 20-24 2019.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Rizkallah, M. Parsons, D. O'Dea, A. Shone, A. Kapat, R. Maingi, Z. Sun, G. Zuo, J. Hu, N. Mburu, P. Buxton, Using a Stellarator for Steady State PMI Experiments, 22nd International Stellarator and Heliotron Workshop (ISHW), Madison, WI, September 23-27, 2019.
  • D. Andruczyk, C. E. Kessel, J. P. Blanchard, T. Bohm, A. Davis, K. Hollis, P. W. Humrickhouse, M. Hvasta, M. A. Jaworski, J. Jiheon, Y. Katoh, A. Khodak, J. Klein, E. Kolemen, G. Larsen, R. Majeski, B. J. Merrill, N. B. Morley, G. H. Neilson, B. A. Pint, M. E. Rensink, T. D. Rognlien, A. F. Rowcliffe, S. Smolentsev, M. S. Tillack, L. M. Waganer, G. M. Wallace, S.-J. Yoon, Overview of the Liquid Metal Plasma Facing Components for a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility Study, 6th International Symposium on Liquid Metals Applications for Fusion (ISLA2019), Urbana, IL - September 30-October 3, 2019.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Maingi, C. Kessel, D. Curreli, E. Kolemen, J. Canik, B. Pint, D Youchison, S. Smolentsev, A National Strategy for Liquid Metal PFC Research in Fusion, 6th International Symposium on Liquid Metals Applications for Fusion (ISLA2019), Urbana, IL - September 30-October 3, 2019.
  • D. Andruczyk, R. Maingi, J. S Hu, R. Rizkallah, A. de Castro Calles, M. Szott, S. Stemmley, M. Parsons, A. Shone, C. Moynihan, D. O'Dea, A. Kapat, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Z. Sun, G. Z. Zuo, X. C. Meng, Liquid Lithium/Metal Research for Fusion at the University of Illinois, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP), Hefei, Anhui, China, November 4-8, 2019.
  • D. N. Ruzic, E. Barlaz, L. Bonova, J. Uhlig, G. Panici, D. Qerimi, J. Mettler, D. Patel, T. Choi, Z. Jeckell, D. Andruczyk, Advanced Low-Temperature Processes at the University of Illinois, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP), Hefei, Anhui, China, November 4-8, 2019.
  • G.Z. Zuo, J.S. Hu, C.L. Li, X. C. Meng, M. Huang, W. Xu, Y.F. Wang, Y.M. Wang Q. Zang, X. Z. Gong and EAST Team, R. Maingi, R. Lunsford, Z. Sun, A. Diallo, K. Tritz, D. Andruczyk, D. N. Ruzic, L. Zakharov, Improvement of plasma performance with flowing liquid lithium PFCs in EAST, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP), Hefei, Anhui, China, November 4-8, 2019.

Professional Societies

  • Member of AVS (2017 - Present)
  • Member of ANS (2017 - Present)
  • Member of IEEE (2011 - Present)
  • Member of APS (2010 - Present)

Service on Department Committees

  • NPRE Search Committee for Visiting Research Scientists, 2019

Service on College Committees

  • NPRE Representative on the College of Engineering Safety Committee, 2018 - Present

Service to Federal and State Government

  • Committee for the national strategy for liquid metal research, Department of Energy (DOE), 2019
  • Discussion panel Leader for the National Academy of Sciences Working Group 1. This was part of the Committee on a Strategic Plan for U.S. Burning Plasma Research

Teaching Honors

  • Fall 2017 Outstanding Teacher Ranking (Fall 2017)

Other Honors

  • Daniel Andruczyk Cup (2016 - Present)

Courses Taught

  • ENG 572 - Professional Practicum
  • ENG 573 - Capstone Project
  • ENVS 101 - Introduction to Energy Sources
  • GLBL 201 - Energy Systems
  • NPRE 101 - Introduction to Energy Sources
  • NPRE 201 - Energy Systems
  • NPRE 398 - Introduction to Plasmas
  • NPRE 423 - Plasma Laboratory
  • NPRE 498 - Fusion Device Operations