Minh Quang Tran

PPB 314 (Bâtiment PPB)
Station 13
CH-1015 Lausanne


Unité: PH-SB

Données administratives

Parcours professionnel

Assistant Research Physicist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics University of California, Los Angeles 1977-1979
Group Leader CRPP EPFL 1979-1993
Adjunct Professor EPFL 1992
Professor of Plasma Physics School of Basic Science EPFL 1997
Deputy Director of CRPP 1993-1999
Director General of CRPP 1999 - 2014
Head of Research Unit of the Euratom-Swiss Confederation Association 1999 - present
EFDA Leader responsible for joint European activities in the field of fusion 2003 - 2006
Director of the Insitute for Physics of Energy and Particles (IPEP) EPFL 2003-2013
President of the Swiss Physical Society 2014-


Diploma in Physics Engineering (Ing�nieur physicien) Physics EPFL 1973
PhD Physics EPFL 1977


Enseignement & Phd


  • Physics,

Programmes doctoraux

  • Doctoral Program in Physics



Fusion and industrial plasma technologies

The course provides an overview of the technologies that are essential for fusion developments and for industrial plasma applications, highlighting the synergies between the two fields. The aim is to provide a combined theoretical and experimental backgro... goto

Magnetic confinement

The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of magnetic confinement of plasmas for fusion. The different magnetic confinement configurations are presented, with a description of their operating regimes. The basic elements of particle and energy t... goto


Intérêts de recherche

Heating of fusion plasma; Technology (electron cyclotron heating, material science, superconductivity) for fusion reactors (ITER, DEMO)

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