Mashu Harada

Imperial College London


Research Project: Radiation Damage of Advanced Shielding for Compact Fusion Reactors
Supervisors: Sam Humphry-Baker (ICL), Katharina Marquardt (ICL), Jack Astbury (Tokamak Energy)

Mashu graduated with a MSci In Theoretical Physics from the University of Glasgow. During his master’s project, he worked on a Particle Physics project determining the existence of hypothetical vector-type fermion. His PhD project investigates the radiation damage on a candidate shielding material to be used in a spherical tokamak. Specifically, the radiation induced gas formation, displacement damage and their effect on the microstructure of the material.

Elwin Hunter

Studying my PhD as part of the ACM CDT not only provided me with valuable training courses and workshops on characterisation techniques, but also regular academic seminars, team activities, and discussions to help expand my interests, both inside and outside of research.