Federico Felici

EPFL SB SPC-TCV
PPB 220 (Bâtiment PPB)
Station 13
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site:  Web site:  https://spc.epfl.ch/

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Fields of expertise

Control of nuclear fusion reactors

Nuclear fusion/plasma physics:
Tokamak scenarios and their control, current drive, profile control. Control of MHD instabilities, magnetic control of plasma equilibrium. Simulation of plasma core profile evolution, free-boundary equilibrium simulation and reconstruction. Real-time simulation and prediction.

Control science:
Control theory, feedback control design, observer design, (Kalman) filtering, nonlinear optimization, model-based predictive control, iterative learning control, machine-learning approaches to control. Implementation of control systems, real-time coding.

Awards

EPFL doctorate award

Award for best EPFL PhD thesis of the year

2013

VENI grant

Personal 3-year research grant from Dutch Research Council for the project "Control of plasma profiles in a fusion reactor"

2013

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Courses

Control and Operation of Tokamaks

Obtain an understanding of the principal requirements for the control of high power tokamak pulses and to understand how these can be met by applying the basic principles of control theory.