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University Carlos III of Madrid

General profile

The mission of Carlos III University of Madrid is to contribute to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting-edge research in line with stringent international guidelines. The University aspires to excellence in all its activities, with the aim of becoming one of the top universities in Europe. The university actively encourages the personal development of all those connected to the higher education community. All our activities are guided by the values of merit, ability, efficiency, transparency, fairness, equality and respect for the environment.

Research profile

The Plasma Physics Group began its activity in 1992 and belongs to the Physics Department of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. At present it consists of experts and PhD students especialized in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion by magnetic confinement. We have experience in solving problems related to the design of magnetic confinement fusion devices, the study of turbulent transport in fusion plasmas, as well as runaway electrons during disruptions in tokamak plasmas. To do this, we use sophisticated mathematical and computational tools.

The main topics of our research are:

  • Turbulence and transport in fusion plasmas
  • Runaway electrons and disruptions in tokamak plasmas
  • MHD stability
  • Design of magnetic confinement fusion devices

The group keeps close collaborations with many experimental and theoretical groups over the world such as Fusion Energy Division in Oak Ridge National laboratory (ORNL, USA), Fusion Division in Associazione ENEA-Frascati (Rome), Department of Physics in University of Fairbanks (Alaska, USA), Fusion Division in Asociación EURATOM-CIEMAT (Madrid, Spain), National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan), ITER Organization, etc.


 Universidad Carlos III, through the Plasma Physics Group, is a partner institution of two international Erasmus Mundus Programmes in the nuclear fusion field: “European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP)” and the doctoral programme “International Doctoral College in Fusion Science and Engineering (FUSION-DC)”.

The Plasma Physics Group is also responsible for the Doctoral Programme on Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

University Carlos III of Madrid

Avenida de la Universidad 30, 28911-Leganes, Madrid
Contact person
Contact person
Prof. José Ramon Martín Solís