Lecturer
Physics
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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1977 - B.Sc. in Experimental Physics with Mathematical Science, UCC. 

1980 - M.Sc. Mössbauer Spectroscopy, UCC 

1979-1982 - Software Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh PA and Shannon  Co. Clare 

1983-1985 - Engineering and Scientific Staff member, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,  Princeton University, NJ 

1985-1992 - Research Officer, UCC (seconded to Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik,   Garching, Germany) 

1992 - PhD in Plasma Physics, UCC 

1992-1995 - Contract Lecturer, UCC, Joint Appointment, Depts. of Physics and Electrical &  Electronic Engineering 

1995-2004 - Contract Lecturer (part-time), Department of Physics, UCC 

2004-present - Lecturer (part-time), Department of Physics, UCC 

Research Interests

Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Research, a European Research Area, is the main focus of my work, which encompasses close collaborations with the Max Planck Institut  für Plasmaphysik, Garching,  and other leading European fusion laboratories hosting major facilities in magnetic confinement fusion research, namely tokamak and stellarator experiments. My work in this field is mainly computational, consisting of the generation of 2-D and 3-D magnetohydrodynamic equilibria from plasma diagnostic data. Two approaches are used: (i) iterative nonlinear equilibrium codes which directly interpret experimental data and (ii) training-type methods using Monte Carlo-generated databases of simulated equilibrium states. The latter approach is used to conduct design studies for the planned ITER (International Tokamak Experimental Reactor) project, a model of worldwide scientific and technological cooperation, which is expected to demonstrate a net fusion power gain and will form a bridge between present-day research and a functioning fusion power reactor, one of the most promising options for a long-term solution to global energy needs in the post-fossil fuel era. The challenge of maximizing the information extracted from noisy, ill-conditioned experimental data, a common occurrence in tokamak and stellarator experiments, has spawned my interest in Inverse Problems.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
[EURATOM MOBILITY] {McCarthy, Dr. P.} NEuropean Union01-JAN-9031-DEC-13€1,150,268.00
Plasma Research Ireland.Horizon 202001-OCT-1430-SEP-21€94,000.00
[EC - FUSION 385-89-7] {MCCARTHY P.} VEuropean Union01-JAN-9001-JAN-12€68,062.00
[MAX PLANCK]{McCarthy,Dr.} NForeign Research Institute01-JAN-9031-AUG-12€224,148.00
[EU-ERB5004-CT96-0011] {McCARTHY,DR.P} VEuropean Union01-AUG-9631-DEC-17€414,485.00
[EURATOM/MAX PLANCK]{McCarthy, P.} [X]Foreign Research Institute01-JAN-9931-DEC-17€1,141,558.00
[EU CI2001-00037] {P Mc Carthy } VEuropean Union17-JUL-0231-DEC-02€6,705.00
IRCSET PG The Influence of Fast Particles on the Beta Limit in a Tokamak Student Diarmuid CurranIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0830-SEP-12€72,009.00
An investigation of helium line ration dependence on plasma perameters in a magnetic mirror confined arc discharge plasma.Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-1031-MAR-12€24,000.00

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Influence of non-local thermodynamic equilibrium and Zeeman effects on magnetic equilibrium reconstruction using spectral motional Stark effect diagnostic'
R. Reimer, O. Marchuk, B. Geiger, P. J. Mc Carthy, M. Dunne, J. Hobirk, R. Wolf, and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2017) 'Influence of non-local thermodynamic equilibrium and Zeeman effects on magnetic equilibrium reconstruction using spectral motional Stark effect diagnostic'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88 (8) [Details]
(2017)'Investigation of fast ion pressure effects in ASDEX Upgrade by spectral MSE measurements'
René Reimer, Andreas Dinklage, Robert Wolf, Mike Dunne, Benedikt Geiger, Jörg Hobirk, Matthias Reich, ASDEX Upgrade Team and Patrick J. Mc Carthy (2017) 'Investigation of fast ion pressure effects in ASDEX Upgrade by spectral MSE measurements'. Nuclear Fusion, 57 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Global performance enhancements via pedestal optimisation on ASDEX Upgrade'
MG Dunne, L Frassinetti, MNA Beurskens, M Cavedon, S Fietz, R Fischer, L Giannone, GTA Huijsmans, B Kurzan, F Laggner, PJ Mc Carthy, RM McDermott, G Tardini, E Viezzer, M WIllensdorfer, EUROfusion MST1 Team, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2017) 'Global performance enhancements via pedestal optimisation on ASDEX Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 59 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Growth of Axisymmetric Instabilities in ASDEX Upgrade'
T Sehmer, K Lackner, E Strumberger, E. Fable, O Kardaun P Mc Carthy (2016) 'Growth of Axisymmetric Instabilities in ASDEX Upgrade'. Fusion Science and Technology, 70 (1):73-82 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Real-time diamagnetic flux measurements on ASDEX Upgrade'
L. Giannone, B. Geiger, R. Bilato, M. Maraschek, T. Odstricil, R. Fischer, J.C. Fuchs, P. J. Mc Carthy, V. Mertens, K.H. Schubeck (2016) 'Real-time diamagnetic flux measurements on ASDEX Upgrade'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Evaluation of Epsilon-Net Calculated Equilibrium Reconstruction Error Bars in the European Integrated Modeling Platform'
R Coelho, S Matejcik, PJ Mc Carthy, EP Suchkov, FS Zaitsev, EU-IM Team, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2016) 'Evaluation of Epsilon-Net Calculated Equilibrium Reconstruction Error Bars in the European Integrated Modeling Platform'. Fusion Science and Technology, 69 (3):611-619 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Numerical study of potential heat flux mitigation effects in the TCV snowflake divertor'
T Lunt, GP Canal, BP Duval, Y Feng, B Labit, P Mc Carthy, H Reimerdes, WAJ Vijvers, M Wischmeier (2016) 'Numerical study of potential heat flux mitigation effects in the TCV snowflake divertor'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 58 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Coupling of the Flux Diffusion Equation with the Equilibrium Reconstruction at ASDEX Upgrade'
R Fischer, A Bock, M Dunne, JC Fuchs, L Giannone, K Lackner, PJ Mc Carthy, E Poli, R Preuss, M Rampp, M Schubert, J Stober, W Suttrop, G Tardini, M Weiland (2016) 'Coupling of the Flux Diffusion Equation with the Equilibrium Reconstruction at ASDEX Upgrade'. Fusion Science and Technology, 69 (2):526-536 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Improvements for real-time magnetic equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade'
L. Giannone, R. Fischer, PJ Mc Carthy, T. Odstrcil, I. Zammuto, A. Bock, G. Conway, JC Fuchs, A. Gude, V. Igochine, A. Kallenbach, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, C. Rapson, Q. Ruan, K.H. Schuhbeck, W. Suttrop, L. Wenzel, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2015) 'Improvements for real-time magnetic equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade'. Fusion Engineering and Design, 100 (SI):519-524 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Impact of T_e and n_e on edge current density profiles in ELM mitigated regimes on ASDEX Upgrade'
MG Dunne, S Rathgeber, A Burckhart, R Fisher, L Giannone, PJ Mc Carthy, PA Schneider, E Wolfrum (2015) 'Impact of T_e and n_e on edge current density profiles in ELM mitigated regimes on ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 55 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Practical expressions for local magnetic shear, normal and geodesic curvatures in an axisymmetric plasma equilibrium of arbitrary cross-section'
P J Mc Carthy and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2013) 'Practical expressions for local magnetic shear, normal and geodesic curvatures in an axisymmetric plasma equilibrium of arbitrary cross-section'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 55 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Sawtooth control using electron cyclotron current drive in the presence of energetic particles in high performance ASDEX Upgrade plasmas'
I T Chapman, V Igochine, M Maraschek, P J Mc Carthy, G Tardini, the ASDEX Upgrade ECRH Group and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2013) 'Sawtooth control using electron cyclotron current drive in the presence of energetic particles in high performance ASDEX Upgrade plasmas'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 55 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A data acquisition system for real-time magnetic equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade and its application to NTM stabilization experiments'
Giannone, L;Reich, M;Maraschek, M;Poli, E;Rapson, C;Barrera, L;McDermott, R;Mlynek, A;Ruan, Q;Treutterer, W;Wenzel, L;Bock, A;Conway, G;Fischer, R;Fuchs, JC;Lackner, K;McCarthy, PJ;Preuss, R;Rampp, M;Schuhbeck, KH;Stober, J;Zohm, H (2013) 'A data acquisition system for real-time magnetic equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade and its application to NTM stabilization experiments'. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88 :3299-3311 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'NBI-driven Alfvénic modes at ASDEX Upgrade'
Ph. Lauber, I.G.J. Classen, D. Curran, V. Igochine, B. Geiger, S. da Graca, M. Garcia-Munoz, M. Maraschek, P. McCarthy and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2012) 'NBI-driven Alfvénic modes at ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 52 (9):094007-094007 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Low-frequency Alfvén eigenmodes during the sawtooth cycle at ASDEX Upgrade'
D Curran, Ph Lauber, P J Mc Carthy, S da Graca, V Igochine and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2012) 'Low-frequency Alfvén eigenmodes during the sawtooth cycle at ASDEX Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 54 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Measurement of neoclassically predicted edge current density at ASDEX Upgrade'
M G Dunne, P J Mc Carthy, E Wolfrum, R Fischer, L Giannone, A Burckhart and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2012) 'Measurement of neoclassically predicted edge current density at ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 52 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Identification of edge-localized moments of the current density profile in a tokamak equilibrium from external magnetic measurements'
PJ Mc Carthy, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2012) 'Identification of edge-localized moments of the current density profile in a tokamak equilibrium from external magnetic measurements'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 54 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Data acquisition and real-time signal processing of plasma diagnostics on ASDEX Upgrade using LabVIEW RT'
L. Giannone, M. Cerna, R. Cole, M. Fitzek, A. Kallenbach, K. Luddecke, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Scarabosio, W. Schneider, A.C.C. Sips, W. Treutterer, A. Vrancic, L. Wentzel, H. Yi, K. Behler, T. Eich, H. Eixenberger, J.C. Fuchs, G. Haas, G. Lexa, M. Marquardt, A. Mlynek, G. Neu, G. Raupp, M. Reich, J. Sachtleben, K.H. Schuhbeck, T. Zehetbauer, S. Concezzi, T. Debelle, B. Marker, M. Munroe, N. Petersen, D. Schmidt, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2010) 'Data acquisition and real-time signal processing of plasma diagnostics on ASDEX Upgrade using LabVIEW RT'. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85 (3-4):303-307 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Design and implementation of a full profile sub-cm ruby laser based Thomson scattering system for MAST'
T O’Gorman, P J Mc Carthy, S. Prunty, M. J. Walsh, M. R. Dunstan, R. B. Huxford, G. Naylor, Emmanuel Maguet, R. Scannell, and S. Shibaev: (2010) 'Design and implementation of a full profile sub-cm ruby laser based Thomson scattering system for MAST'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'ICRH beatwave excited toroidicity induced Alfven eigenmodes in ASDEX Upgrade'
K Sassenberg, M Maraschek, P J Mc Carthy, W Bobkov, M García-Muñoz, N. Hicks, V Igochine, P Lauber, S Günter and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2010) 'ICRH beatwave excited toroidicity induced Alfven eigenmodes in ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 50 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Stability of Toroidicity Induced Shear Alfven Eigenmodes In Asdex Upgrade'
Sassenberg, K, Maraschek, M, Mc Carthy, PJ, Zohm, H, Bilato, R, Bobkov, W, Da Graca, S, Flaws, A, Garcia-Munoz, M, Gunter, S, Igochine, V, Lauber, P, Mantsinen, MJ, Piovesan, P, ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2009) 'Stability of Toroidicity Induced Shear Alfven Eigenmodes In Asdex Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 51 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Real time magnetic field and flux measurements for tokamak control using a multi-core PCI Express system'
L. Giannone , W. Schneider, P.J. McCarthy, A.C.C. Sips, W. Treutterer, K. Behler, T. Eich, J.C. Fuchs, N. Hicks, A. Kallenbach, M. Maraschek, A. Mlynek, G. Neu, G. Pautasso, G. Raupp, M. Reich, K.H. Schuhbeck, J. Stober, F. Volpe, T. Zehetbauer, ASDEX Upgrade Team, M. Cerna, T. Debelle, B. Marker, S. McCaslin, M. Munroe and L. Wenzel (2009) 'Real time magnetic field and flux measurements for tokamak control using a multi-core PCI Express system'. Fusion Engineering and Design, 84 (2-6):825-828 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'TAE internal structure through high-resolution soft x-ray measurements in ASDEX-Upgrade'
P. Piovesan and V. Igochine and P. Lauber and K. Sassenberg and A. Flaws and M. Garcia-Munoz and S. Gunter and M. Maraschek and L. Marrelli and P. Martin and P.J. Mc Carthy and the AUG team; (2008) 'TAE internal structure through high-resolution soft x-ray measurements in ASDEX-Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 48 (6) [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Interaction of energetic particles with large and small scale instabilities'
S. Günter, G. Conway, S. daGraça, H.-U. Fahrbach, C. Forest, M. Garcia Muñoz, T. Hauff, J. Hobirk, V. Igochine, F. Jenko, K. Lackner, P. Lauber, P. McCarthy, M. Maraschek, P. Martin, E. Poli, K. Sassenberg, E. Strumberger, G. Tardini, E. Wolfrum, H. Zohm and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2007) 'Interaction of energetic particles with large and small scale instabilities'. Nuclear Fusion, 47 (8):920-928 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'The performance of improved H-modes at ASDEX Upgrade and projection to ITER'
A.C.C. Sips and G. Tardini and C.B. Forest and O. Gruber and P.J. Mc Carthy and A. Gude and L.D. Horton and V. Igochine and O. Kardaun and C.F. Maggi and M. Maraschek and V. Mertens and R. Neu and A.G. Peeters and G.V. Pereverzev and A. Stäbler and J. Stober and W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2007) 'The performance of improved H-modes at ASDEX Upgrade and projection to ITER'. Nuclear Fusion, 47 (11) Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'The Role of The Current Profile In The Improved H-Mode Scenario In Asdex Upgrade'
Stober, J, Sips, ACC, Angioni, C, Forest, CB, Gruber, O, Hobirk, J, Horton, LD, Maggi, CF, Maraschek, M, Martin, P, Mc Carthy, PJ, Mertens, V, Na, YS, Reich, M, Staebler, A, Tardini, G, Zohm, H, ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2007) 'The Role of The Current Profile In The Improved H-Mode Scenario In Asdex Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 47 (8):728-737 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Statistical Analysis of The Equilibrium Configurations of The W7-X Stellarator'
Sengupta, A, Geiger, J, Mc Carthy, PJ; (2007) 'Statistical Analysis of The Equilibrium Configurations of The W7-X Stellarator'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 49 (5):649-673 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Progress on common aspects of the EU-supplied ITER diagnostics and prediction of diagnostic performance'
L. C. Ingesson, D. J. Campbell, M. Cecconello, E. Ciattaglia, P. Dirken, N. Hawkes, M. Walsh, M. von Hellermann, S. Kálvin, P. McCarthy, O. Neubauer, and L. Petrizzi (2006) 'Progress on common aspects of the EU-supplied ITER diagnostics and prediction of diagnostic performance'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77 (10) [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Integrated exhaust scenarios with actively controlled ELMs'
Lang, PT,Kallenbach, A,Bucalossi, J,Conway, GD,Degeling, A,Dux, R,Eich, T,Fattorini, L,Gruber, O,Gunter, S,Herrmann, A,Hobirk, J,Horton, LD,Kalvin, S,Kocsis, G,Lister, J,Manso, ME,Maraschek, M,Martin, Y,McCarthy, PJ,Mertens, V,Neu, R,Neuhauser, J,Nunes, I,Putterich, T,Rozhansky, V,Schneider, R,Schneider, W,Senichenkov, I,Sips, ACC,Suttrop, W,Treutterer, W,Veselova, I,Zohm, H; (2005) 'Integrated exhaust scenarios with actively controlled ELMs'. Nuclear Fusion, 45 :502-511 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Comparison of TRANSP-evolved q-profiles with MSE constrained equilibrium fits on JET'
D J Kelliher and N C Hawkes and P J Mc Carthy and contributors to the EFDA-JET Workprogramme; (2005) 'Comparison of TRANSP-evolved q-profiles with MSE constrained equilibrium fits on JET'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 47 (9):1459-1473 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Understanding of the density profile shape, electron heat transport and internal transport barriers observed in ASDEX Upgrade'
A.G. Peeters and C. Angioni and M. Apostoliceanu and G.V. Pereverzev and E. Quigley and F. Ryter and D. Strintzi and F. Jenko and U. Fahrbach and C. Fuchs and O. Gehre and J. Hobirk and B. Kurzan and C.F. Maggi and A. Manini and P.J. McCarthy and H. Meister and J. Schweinzer and J. Stober and W. Suttrop and G. Tardini and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2005) 'Understanding of the density profile shape, electron heat transport and internal transport barriers observed in ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 45 (9) Globe icon [Details]
(2004)'Fast recovery of vacuum magnetic configuration of the W7-X stellarator using function parametrization and artificial neural networks'
A. Sengupta, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger, A. Werner; (2004) 'Fast recovery of vacuum magnetic configuration of the W7-X stellarator using function parametrization and artificial neural networks'. Nuclear Fusion, 44 (11):1176-1188 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'ITER Relevant H-mode Physics at ASDEX Upgrade'
L.D. Horton, G.D. Conway, A.W. Degeling, T. Eich, A. Kallenbach, P.T. Lang, J.B. Lister, A. Loarte, Y.R. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, J. Neuhauser, J. Schirmer, A.C.C. Sips, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2004) 'ITER Relevant H-mode Physics at ASDEX Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 46 (12B):B511-B525 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Formation criteria and positioning of internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade'
E.D. Quigley, A.G. Peeters, P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Apostoliceanu, J. Hobirk, V. Igochine, H. Meister and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2004) 'Formation criteria and positioning of internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 44 (11):1189-1196 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Frequency control of type-I ELMs by magnetic triggering in ASDEX Upgrade'
P.T. Lang, A.W. Degeling, J.B. Lister, Y.R. Martin, P.J. Mc Carthy, A.C.C. Sips, W. Suttrop, G.D. Conway, L. Fattorini, O.Gruber, L.D. Horton, A. Herrmann, M. Kaufmann, M.E. Manso, M. Maraschek, V. Mertens, A. Mück, W. Schneider, C. Sihler, W. Treutterer, H. Zohm, ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2004) 'Frequency control of type-I ELMs by magnetic triggering in ASDEX Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 46 (11):L31-L39 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Poloidal polarimeter for current density measurements in ITER'
A.J.H. Donne, M.F. Graswinckel, M. Cavinato, L. Giudicotti, E. Zilli, C. Gil, H.R. Koslowski, P.Mc Carthy, C.Nyhan, S. Prunty, M. Spillane, C. Walker (2004) 'Poloidal polarimeter for current density measurements in ITER'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 75 :4694-4701 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'An integrated system to measure the effective charge of fusion plasmas in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak'
H. Meister, R. Dux, L.D. Horton, B. Kurzan, H. Zohm, and the ASDEX Team, P.J. Mc Carthy; (2003) 'An integrated system to measure the effective charge of fusion plasmas in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74 (11):4625-4633 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Direct analytic model of the L-curve for Tikhonov regularization parameter selection'
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2003) 'Direct analytic model of the L-curve for Tikhonov regularization parameter selection'. Inverse Problems, 19 (3):643-663 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Dependence of H-mode pedestal parameters on plasma magnetic geometry'
L.D. Horton, T. Hatae, A. Hubbard, G. Janeschitz, Y. Kamada, B. Kurzan, L. Lao, P.J. Mc Carthy, D. Mossessian, T.H. Osborne, S.D. Pinches, S. Saarelma, M. Sugihara, W. Suttrop, K. Thomsen and H. Urano; (2002) 'Dependence of H-mode pedestal parameters on plasma magnetic geometry'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 44 (5A):A273-A278 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Reaching high poloidal beta at Greenwald density with internal transport barrier close to full noninductive current drive'
J. Hobirk, R.C. Wolf, O. Gruber, A. Gude, S. Günter, B. Kurzan, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister,A.G. Peeters, G.V. Pereversev, J. Stober, W. Treutterer and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2001) 'Reaching high poloidal beta at Greenwald density with internal transport barrier close to full noninductive current drive'. Physical Review Letters, 87 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Performance, heating and current drive scenarios of ASDEX Upgrade advanced tokamak discharges'
Wolf, RC,Hobirk, J,Conway, GD,Gruber, O,Gude, A,Gunter, S,Kirov, K,Kurzan, B,Leuterer, F,Maraschek, M,McCarthy, PJ,Meister, H,Pereverzev, GV,Poli, E,Ryter, F,Treutterer, W,Yu, Q,ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2001) 'Performance, heating and current drive scenarios of ASDEX Upgrade advanced tokamak discharges'. Nuclear Fusion, 41 :1259-1271 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Simultaneous attainment of high electron and ion temperatures in discharges with Internal Transport Barriers on ASDEX Upgrade'
S. Günter, R.C. Wolf, F. Leuterer, O. Gruber, M. Kaufmann, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H.Meister, A. Peeters, G. Pereversev, H. Salzmann, S. Schade, J. Schweinzer, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (2000) 'Simultaneous attainment of high electron and ion temperatures in discharges with Internal Transport Barriers on ASDEX Upgrade'. Physical Review Letters, 84 (14):3097-3100 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Steady state H mode and Te approximate to Ti operation with internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade'
O. Gruber, R. Wolf, H.S. Bosch, R. Dux, S. Günter, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, H. Meister, G.Pereversev, A. Stäbler, W. Treutterer; (2000) 'Steady state H mode and Te approximate to Ti operation with internal transport barriers in ASDEX Upgrade'. Nuclear Fusion, 40 (6):1145-1155 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Response of internal transport barriers to central electron heating and current drive on ASDEX Upgrade'
R.C. Wolf, S. Günter, F. Leuterer, A. Peeters, G. Pereversev, O. Gruber, M. Kaufmann, K. Lackner, M.Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, H. Salzmann, S. Schade, J. Schweinzer, W. Suttrop and the ASDEX Upgrade team; (2000) 'Response of internal transport barriers to central electron heating and current drive on ASDEX Upgrade'. Physics of Plasmas, 7 (5):1839-1844 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'ASDEX Upgrade MHD equilibria reconstruction on distributed workstations'
Schneider, W and McCarthy, PJ and Lackner, K and Gruber, O and Behler, K and Martin, P and Merkel, R; (2000) 'ASDEX Upgrade MHD equilibria reconstruction on distributed workstations'. Fusion Engineering and Design, 48 (1-2):127-134 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Pressure profile recovery on W7-AS with idealized external magnetic measurements using function parameterization'
H.P. Callaghan, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger; (2000) 'Pressure profile recovery on W7-AS with idealized external magnetic measurements using function parameterization'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 42 (10):1013-1022 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Internal transport barrier discharges on ASDEX Upgrade: progress towards steady state'
O. Gruber, R. Wolf, R. Dux, S. Günter, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, H. Meister, G. Pereversev, W. Treutterer; (2000) 'Internal transport barrier discharges on ASDEX Upgrade: progress towards steady state'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 42 (Suppl. 5A):A117-A126 [DOI] [Details]
(1999)'Fast equilibrium interpretation on the W7-AS stellarator using Function Parameterization'
H.P. Callaghan, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger; (1999) 'Fast equilibrium interpretation on the W7-AS stellarator using Function Parameterization'. Nuclear Fusion, 39 (*):509-523 [DOI] [Details]
(1999)'Analytical solutions to the Grad-Shafranov equation for tokamak equilibrium with dissimilar source functions'
P.J. Mc Carthy; (1999) 'Analytical solutions to the Grad-Shafranov equation for tokamak equilibrium with dissimilar source functions'. Physics of Plasmas, 6 (9):3554-3560 [DOI] [Details]
(1999)'Stationary H-mode discharges with internal transport barrier on ASDEX Upgrade'
O. Gruber, R.C. Wolf, R. Dux, C. Fuchs, S. Günter, A. Kallenbach, K. Lackner, M. Maraschek, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, G. Pereverzev, F. Ryter, J. Schweinzer, U. Seidel, S. Sesnic, A. Stäbler, J. Stober (1999) 'Stationary H-mode discharges with internal transport barrier on ASDEX Upgrade'. Physical Review Letters, 83 (9):1787-1790 [DOI] [Details]
(1999)'Design of the magnetic diagnostic for ITER'
L. deKock, C. Walker, E. Coccorese, A.E. Costley, M. Dremin, J. Gernhardt, S. Kasai, I. Senda, T. Shoji, J. Leuer, R. Snider, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Portone, P. Stott, K. Young; (1999) 'Design of the magnetic diagnostic for ITER'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 70 (*):452-457 [DOI] [Details]
(1999)'Stationary advanced scenarios with Internal Transport Barrier on ASDEX Upgrade'
R.C. Wolf, O. Gruber, M. Maraschek, R. Dux, C. Fuchs, S. Günter, A. Herrmann, A. Kallenbach, K. Lackner, P.J. Mc Carthy, H. Meister, G. Pereverzev, J. Schweinzer, U. Seidel and the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (1999) 'Stationary advanced scenarios with Internal Transport Barrier on ASDEX Upgrade'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 41 (12B):B93-B107 [DOI] [Details]
(1997)'Function parameterization and artificial neural networks for equilibrium parameter recovery in ASDEX Upgrade: A Comparison'
P.J. Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito; (1997) 'Function parameterization and artificial neural networks for equilibrium parameter recovery in ASDEX Upgrade: A Comparison'. Journal of Applied Electro and Mechanics, 8 :343-373 Globe icon [Details]
(1997)'Improvement of q-profile measurement by fast observation of pellet ablation at ASDEX Upgrade'
H. W. Muller and P. T. Lang and K. Buchl and M. Kaufmann and B. V. Kuteev and P. J. McCarthy and V. Mertens and I. Miroshnikov and W. Schneider and H. Zohm ASDEX Upgrade Team; (1997) 'Improvement of q-profile measurement by fast observation of pellet ablation at ASDEX Upgrade'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 68 (11):4051-4060 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(1996)'Redesign of the ASDEX Upgrade plasma position and shape controller'
Treutterer, W.; Aubanel, C.; Gruber, O.; Neu, G.; Raupp, G.; Seidel, W.; Zasche, E.; Zehetbauer, T.; McCarthy, P (1996) 'Redesign of the ASDEX Upgrade plasma position and shape controller'. IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, 43 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(1996)'Identification of Plasma Equilibria in ITER from Magnetic Measurements via Functional Parameterization and Neural Networks'
R. Albanese, E. Coccorese, O. Gruber, R. Martone, P.J. Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito; (1996) 'Identification of Plasma Equilibria in ITER from Magnetic Measurements via Functional Parameterization and Neural Networks'. Fusion Technology, 30 (2):219-236 [Details]
(1996)'MHD activity as seen in soft x-ray radiation'
M Bessenrodt-Weberpals, H J de Blank, M Maraschek, P J McCarthy, M Sokoll, K Asmussen and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (1996) 'MHD activity as seen in soft x-ray radiation'. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, [DOI] [Details]
(1991)'Scalings and Plasma Profile Parameterization of ASDEX High Density Ohmic Discharges'
P.J. Mc Carthy, K.S.Riedel, O.J.W.F.Kardaun, H.Murmann, K.Lackner, the ASDEX Upgrade Team; (1991) 'Scalings and Plasma Profile Parameterization of ASDEX High Density Ohmic Discharges'. Nuclear Fusion, 31 (9):1595-1633 [DOI] [Details]
(1986)'Chromium getter studies in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor'
H.F. Dylla, P.H. LaMarche, W.R. Blanchard, R.V. Budny, F.P. Boody, C.E. Bush, R.J. Groebner, P.J. Mc Carthy, J.E. Simpkins, B.C. Stratton, M.A. Ulrickson; (1986) 'Chromium getter studies in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor'. Journal of Vacuum Science Technology A: Vacuums, Surfac, 4 (3):1753-1757 [DOI] [Details]
(1986)'Hydrogen isotope exchange and conditioning in graphite limiters used in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor'
P.H. LaMarche, H.F. Dylla, P.J. Mc Carthy and M. Ulrickson; (1986) 'Hydrogen isotope exchange and conditioning in graphite limiters used in the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor'. Journal of Vacuum Science Technology A: Vacuums, Surfac, 4 (3):1198-1202 [DOI] [Details]
(1986)'Long-term changes in the sensitivity of quadrupole mass spectrometers'
W.R. Blanchard, P.J. Mc Carthy, H.F. Dylla, P.H. LaMarche and J.E. Simpkins; (1986) 'Long-term changes in the sensitivity of quadrupole mass spectrometers'. Journal of Vacuum Science Technology A: Vacuums, Surfac, 4 (3):1715-1719 [DOI] [Details]
(1979)'Some features of Sn119 conversion electron Mossbauer spectroscopy'
F.A. Deeney and P.J. Mc Carthy; (1979) 'Some features of Sn119 conversion electron Mossbauer spectroscopy'. Nuclear Instruments and Methods, 159 (2-3):381-385 [DOI] [Details]
(1979)'Conversion electron, Auger electron and `resonant' photoelectron production and transmission in Fe57 backscatter electron Mossbauer spectroscopy'
F.A. Deeney and P.J. Mc Carthy; (1979) 'Conversion electron, Auger electron and `resonant' photoelectron production and transmission in Fe57 backscatter electron Mossbauer spectroscopy'. Nuclear Instruments and Methods, 166 (3):491-495 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2017)44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics , Belfast
P.J. Mc Carthy, L. Giannone, M.G. Dunne, R. Fischer, J.C. Fuchs, K.-H. Schuhbeck, ASDEX Upgrade Team, and EUROfusion MST1 Team (2017) Time-dependent ELM-resolved equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade 44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics , Belfast Belfast, , 26-JUN-17 - 30-JUN-17 [Details]
(2016)EPS 2016: 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics
Coelho, Rui; Faugeras, Blaise; Giovanozzi, E.;Mc Carthy, Patrick J.; Zwingmann, Wolfgang; Suchkov, E. P.; Zaitsev, F. S.; Dunne, M.; Lupelli, Ivan; Hawkes, N. (2016) Integrated equilibrium reconstruction and MHD stability analysis of tokamak plasmas in the EU-IM platform EPS 2016: 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics Leuven, Belgium, , 04-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16 Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)42nd European Physics Society Conference on Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, H. Zohm, J.C. Fuchs, L. Giannone, W. Suttrop and The ASDEX Upgrade Team (2015) Advanced divertor equilibrium calculations with finite current density on the plasma boundary . In: R. Bingham, W. Suttrop, S. Atzeni, R. Foest, K. McClements eds. 42nd European Physics Society Conference on Plasma Physics Lisbon, , 22-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)40th European Physics Society Conference on Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, M.G. Dunne, R. Fischer, J.C. Fuchs, L. Giannone, W. Suttrop, E. Viezzer, E. Wolfrum (2013) Equilibrium reconstruction of local shear in the pedestal on ASDEX Upgrade 40th European Physics Society Conference on Plasma Physics Espoo, FInland, , 01-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)39th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics and 16th International Congress on Plasma Physics
Dunne, M. G., A. Burckhart, P. A. Schneider, P. J. McCarthy, E. Wolfrum, R. Fischer, L. Giannone, K. Lackner and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2012) H-mode edge current density profiles and scaling at ASDEX Upgrade . In: Ratynskaya, S.; Blomberg, L.; Fasoli, A eds. 39th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics and 16th International Congress on Plasma Physics Stockholm, , 02-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)38th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
M.G. Dunne, P.J. Mc Carthy, E. Wolfrum, R. Fischer, A. Burckhart, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2011) Inter-ELM pedestal current density evolution in ASDEX Upgrade . In: A. Becoulet, T. Hoang, U. Stroth eds. 38th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Strasbourg, , 27-JUN-11 - 01-JUL-11 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)38th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, S. O’Mahony and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2011) Eigenface representation of equilibrium flux using Function Parameterization . In: A. Becoulet, T. Hoang, U. Stroth eds. 38th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Strasbourg, , 27-JUN-11 - 01-JUL-11 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
D. Curran , Ph. Lauber , P.J. McCarthy, S. da Graa, V. Igochine and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2010) Evolution of Alfven Eigenmodes during the Sawtooth Cycle at ASDEX Upgrade . In: C. McKenna eds. 37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Dublin, , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
K. Sassenberg, M. Maraschek, P. J. Mc Carthy, W. Bobkov, M. García-Muñoz, N. Hicks, V. Igochine, P. Lauber, S. Günter, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2010) TAEs excited by ICRH beatwaves in the ASDEX Upgrade Tokamak . In: C. McKenna eds. 37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Dublin, , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasna Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy (2010) Recovery of edge moments of the current density profile in a tokamak from external magnetic measurementson 37th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasna Physics Dublin, , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)34th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
L. Giannone, W. Schneider, PJ Mc Carthy, A.C.C. Sips, W. Treutterer, J.C. Fuchs, M. Reich, J. Stober and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2007) Real time magnetic flux surface positions for ASDEX . In: Pawel Gasior and Jerry Wolowski eds. 34th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Warsaw, , 02-JUL-07 - 06-JUL-07 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
K Sassenberg, M Maraschek, PJ Mc Carthy, H Zohm, S Günter, M Garcia-Munoz, A Flaws, S Da Graca, W Bobkov and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2006) A characterisation of Alfvenic instabilities and use in the reconstruction of current density profiles at ASDEX Upgrade . In: F. De Marco, G. Vlad eds. 33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Rome, , 19-JUN-06 - 23-JUN-06 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
C Konz, PJ Mc Carthy, E Strumberger, LD Horton, S Günter, GTA Huysmanns, PB Snyder and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (2006) Linear Edge Stability Analysis for Bootstrap Current Equilibria at ASDEX Upgrade . In: F. De Marco, G. Vlad eds. 33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Rome, , 19-JUN-06 - 23-JUN-06 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference
PJ Mc Carthy, CB Forest, M Foley, L Giannone, O Gruber, J Hobirk, LD Horton, K Lackner, P Martin, M Reich, W Schneider, ACC Sips and ASDEX Ugrade Team (2006) Plasma geometry and current profile identification on ASDEX Upgrade using an integrated equilibrium generation and interpretation system . In: G. Man, A. Malaquias eds. 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference Chengdu, China, , 16-OCT-06 - 21-OCT-06 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
A Sengupta, J Geiger, PJ Mc Carthy (2006) Equilibrium reconstruction on W7-X stellarator using Function Parameterization . In: F. De Marco, G. Vlad eds. 33rd EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Rome, , 19-JUN-06 - 23-JUN-06 Globe icon [Details]
(2005)32nd EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
A. Sengupta, J. Geiger, P.J. Mc Carthy (2005) Statistical analysis of the equilibrium configurations of W7-X Stellarator using Function Parameterization . In: C. Hidalgo, B.Ph. van Milligen eds. 32nd EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Tarragona, Spain, , 26-JUN-05 - 01-JUL-05 Globe icon [Details]
(2004)31th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
A. Sengupta, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger, A. Werner (2004) Development of Function Parameterization on W7-X Stellarator . In: P.Norreys, H.Hutchinson eds. 31th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics London, , 28-JUN-04 - 07-FEB-04 Globe icon [Details]
(2003)30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
A. Sengupta, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger, A. Werner (2003) Fast recovery of vacuum magnetic configuration of W7-X stellarator using Function Parameterization and Neural Nets . In: R. Koch, S. Lebedev eds. 30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics St. Petersburg, , 07-JUL-03 - 11-JUL-03 Globe icon [Details]
(2003)30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, L. Horton, A. Kallenbach, B. Kurzan, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2003) ELM-resolved interpretive MHD equilibria on ASDEX Upgrade using SOL tile currents and kinetic data . In: R. Koch, S. Lebedev eds. 30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics St. Petersburg, , 07-JUL-03 - 11-JUL-03 Globe icon [Details]
(2003)30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
D. Merkl, J. Hobirk, P.J. Mc Carthy, L. Giannone, O. Gruber, V. Igochine, M. Maraschek, G.V. Pereversev, W. Schneider, A.C.C. Sips, E. Strumberger, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2003) Current Holes at ASDEX Upgrade . In: R. Koch, S. Lebedev eds. 30th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics St. Petersburg, , 07-JUL-03 - 11-JUL-03 Globe icon [Details]
(2002)29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
E.D. Quigley, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Peeters, J. Hobirk, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2002) Formation criterion and Position of Internal Transport Barriers in ASDEX Upgrade . In: R. Behn, C. Varandas eds. 29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics , 17-JUN-02 - 21-JUN-02 Globe icon [Details]
(2002)29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
G.D. Conway, P.J. Mc Carthy ,I. Nunes, A.C.C. Sips, F. Serra, S. Sesnic, M. Maraschek, A. Mück, W. Suttrop, M. Manso, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2002) Locating rational surfaces from reflectometer fluctuations . In: R. Behn, C. Varandas eds. 29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Montreux, , 17-JUN-02 - 21-JUN-02 Globe icon [Details]
(2002)29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Foley, J. Hobirk, O.J.W.F. Kardaun, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2002) Fast recovery of the q-profile on ASDEX Upgrade using a nonlinearly optimized function parameterization model . In: R. Behn, C. Varandas eds. 29th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Montreux, , 17-JUN-02 - 21-JUN-02 Globe icon [Details]
(2002)International Conference on Advanced Diagnostics for Magnetic and Inertial Fusion
J. Hobirk, N.C, Hawkes, P.J. Mc Carthy, D. Merkel, R. Wolf, ASDEX Upgrade Tean (2002) Measurements of the poloidal magnetic and radial electric field profiles in ASDEX Upgrade and JET . In: P.E. Stott, A. Wooton, G. Gorini, E. Sindoni, D. Batani eds. International Conference on Advanced Diagnostics for Magnetic and Inertial Fusion Varenna, , 03-SEP-01 - 07-SEP-01 , pp.197-204 Globe icon [Details]
(2001)28th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, W. Suttrop, J. Hobirk, W. Schneider, R. Wolf, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2001) Current Density Profile Identification in the ASDEX Upgrade Pedestal Region from Kinetic and Magnetic Data using the CLISTE Interpretive Equilibrium Code . In: D J Campbell and C Varandas eds. 28th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Madeira, , 18-JUN-01 - 22-JUN-01 , pp.25-A 173-25-A 176 Globe icon [Details]
(2001)28th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
M. Foley, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Hobirk, O. Kardaun (2001) Expansion of ASDEX Upgrade's Real-Time Parameter Recovery Routine to Include Additional Moments in the Current Profile . In: C. Silva, C. Varandas and D. Campbell eds. 28th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Madeira, , 18-JUN-01 - 22-JUN-01 , pp.25A 357-25A 360 Globe icon [Details]
(2000)27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
H.P. Callaghan, P.J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger (2000) Pressure profile recovery on W7-AS with external magnetic information using funtion parameterization . In: T N Todd and S Zoletnik eds. 27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Budapest, , 12-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00 , pp.24B 436-24B 439 Globe icon [Details]
(2000)27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, R.C. Wolf, J. Hobirk, H. Meister, W. Schneider (2000) Current profile identification on ASDEX Upgrade via Motional Stark Effect and the CLISTE interpretive equilibrium code . In: T N Todd and S Zoletnik eds. 27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Budapest, , 12-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00 , pp.24-B 440-24-B 443 Globe icon [Details]
(2000)27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
D.J. Kelliher, P.J. Mc Carthy, Y. Baranov, J.P. Christiansen, N.C. Hawkes, B.C. Stratton, P.M. Stubberfield (2000) Consistency of current profile recovery on JET using TRANSP and EFIT codes . In: T N Todd and S Zoletnik eds. 27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Budapest, , 12-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00 , pp.24B 1489-24B 1492 Globe icon [Details]
(2000)27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
J. Hobirk, R.C. Wolf, P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Foley, O. Gruber, H. Meister, W. Schneider, W. Ulrich and ASDEX Upgrade Team (2000) First measurements of the radial electric field with the Motional Stark Effect in ASDEX Upgrade . In: T N Todd and S Zoletnik eds. 27th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Budapest, , 02-JUN-00 - 16-JUN-00 , pp.24B 984-24B 987 Globe icon [Details]
(1998)International School of Plasma Physics 'Piero Caldirola' Workshop on Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors
L. de Kock, S. Bender, A. Costley, J. Leuer, P.J. Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito, A. Portone, I. Senda, T. Shoji, R. Snider, C. Walker (1998) Magnetic Diagnostic for ITER . In: P.E. Stott, G. Gorini, P. Prandoni, E. Sindoni eds. International School of Plasma Physics 'Piero Caldirola' Workshop on Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors Varenna, Italy, , 09-APR-97 - 09-DEC-97 , pp.529-540 Globe icon [Details]
(1998)20th Symposium on Fusion Technology
W. Treutterer, O. Gruber, P. Mc Carthy, G. Raupp, and ASDEX Upgrade Team (1998) Progress in Shape Control at ASDEX Upgrade . In: B. Beaumont, P. Libeyre, B. de Gentile, G. Tonon eds. 20th Symposium on Fusion Technology Marseille, , 07-SEP-98 - 11-SEP-98 , pp.521-524 Globe icon [Details]
(1998)25th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
H. P. Callaghan, P. J. Mc Carthy, J. Geiger (1998) Rapid Equilibrium Reconstruction on W7-AS using Function Parameterization . In: J. Stockel, P. Sunka, M. Tendler, F. Zacek eds. 25th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Prague, , 29-JUN-98 - 03-JUL-98 , pp.22 C 1470-22 C 1473 Globe icon [Details]
(1997)Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors
P. J. Mc Carthy and F. C. Morabito (1997) Realtime Identification of Plasma Shape and Position on ITER Using an Equilibrium Database . In: P.E. Stott, G. Gorini, P. Prandoni, E. Sindoni eds. Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors Varenna, Italy, , 04-SEP-97 - 12-SEP-97 , pp.541-544 Globe icon [Details]
(1997)24st EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
R.C. Wolf, P.J. Mc Carthy, F. Mast, H.-P. Zehrfeld, and the ASDEX Upgrade Team (1997) Motional Stark Effect polarimetry for the determination of the ASDEX Upgrade current density profile . In: M. Schittenhelm, R. Bartiromo, F. Wagner eds. 24st EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Berchtesgaden, Germany, , 09-JUN-97 - 13-JUN-97 , pp.21 A-IV 1509-21 A-IV 1513 Globe icon [Details]
(1994)21st EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
O. Vollmer, P.J. Mc Carthy, A. Stäbler, F. Ryter, M. Fahy, J.H. Feist, O.Gruber, A. Hermann, A. Kallenbach, O. Kardaun, V. Mertens, E. Speth, H. Zohm, and the ASDEX Upgrade team (1994) Neutral beam heating in ASDEX Upgrade . In: P E STOTT, P PLATZ, E JOFFRIN eds. 21st EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Montpellier, France, , 27-JUN-94 - 01-JUL-94 , pp.18 B-II 936-18 B-II 939 Globe icon [Details]
(1992)19th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy, W.Schneider, K. Lackner, H.P. Zehrfeld, K. Buechl, J. Gernhardt, O. Gruber, A. Kallenbach, G. Lieder, R. Wunderlich, and ASDEX-Upgrade team (1992) MHD Equilibrium Identification on ASDEX-Upgrade 19th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Innsbruck, , 29-JUN-92 - 03-JUL-92 , pp.C-I 459-C-I 462 [Details]
(1992)17th Symposium on Fusion Technology
O. Gruber, J. Gernhardt, P. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, U. Seidel, W. Schneider, W. Woyke, H.P. Zehrfeld (1992) Position and shape control on ASDEX Upgrade . In: C. Ferro, M. Gasparotto, H. Knoepfel eds. 17th Symposium on Fusion Technology , 14-SEP-92 - 18-SEP-92 , pp.1042-1046 [Details]
(1992)19th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
U. Seidel, O. Gruber, P.J. McCarthy, S.C. Cha, W. Köppendörfer, A. Krause, V. Mertens, W. Woyke, ASDEX-Upgrade Team (1992) Discharge scenarios for the first operational phase of ASDEX Upgrade . In: W. Freysinger, K. Lackner, R. Schrittwieser, W. Lindinger eds. 19th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics , 29-JUN-92 - 07-MAR-92 , pp.16C-I 459-16C-I 462 [Details]
(1988)15th Symposium on Fusion Technology
P.J. Mc Carthy, O. Kardaun, H. Bruhns, K. Lackner (1988) Optimal selection of plasma parameters and magnetic measurement locations for Tokamak feedback control . In: A.M. Van Ingen, A Nijsen-Vis eds. 15th Symposium on Fusion Technology Utrecht, , 19-SEP-88 - 23-SEP-88 , pp.687-693 [Details]
(1988)Theory of fusion plasmas: proceedings of the workshop held at Villa Cipressi, Varenna, 1987
O. Kardaun, P.J. Mc Carthy, K. Lackner, K.S. Riedel, O. Gruber (1988) A Statistical Approach to Profile Invariance . In: A. Bondeson, Elio Sindoni, Francis Troyon eds. Theory of fusion plasmas: proceedings of the workshop held at Villa Cipressi, Varenna, 1987 Varenna, Italy, , 24-AUG-87 - 28-AUG-87 , pp.435-444 [Details]
(1987)14th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics
P.J. Mc Carthy (1987) Fast determination of flux surface structure in ASDEX and ASDEX Upgrade using Function Parameterisation . In: F. Engelmann, J. L. Alvarez Rivas, European Physical Society eds. 14th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics Madrid, , 22-JUN-87 - 26-JUN-87 , pp.D-III 1286-D-III 1289 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(1999)The CLISTE Interpretive Equilibrium Code.
P. J. Mc Carthy, W. Schneider, P. Martin; (1999) The CLISTE Interpretive Equilibrium Code. Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany. [Details]
(1997)Magnetic Diagnostic for ITER Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors.
L. de Kock, S. Bender, A. Costley, J. Leuer, P.J. Mc Carthy, F.C. Morabito, A. Portone, I. Senda, T. Shoji, R. Snider, C. Walker ; (1997) Magnetic Diagnostic for ITER Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors. Plenum Press, . [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(1992)An integrated data interpretation system for tokamak discharges.
P. J. Mc Carthy; (1992) An integrated data interpretation system for tokamak discharges. Thesis/Dissertation Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1973College Entrance Scholarship University College Cork
19731916 Scholarship based on Leaving Certificate results Department of Education

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)ASDEX Upgrade Programme Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics,
P. Mc Carthy, L. Giannone, M. Dunne, R. Fischer, C. Fuchs, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2016) Loop voltage modelling of ELM cycle using CLISTE equilibria with time derivative terms. [Oral Presentation], ASDEX Upgrade Programme Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Schloß Ringberg, Tegernsee, Bavaria , 24-OCT-16 - 28-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)ASDEX Upgrade Seminar (Regular oral presentations of research results at Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Garching),
P.J. Mc Carthy (2016) Measurement of poloidal current decay length for L-mode plasmas with strikepoint sweeps. [Oral Presentation], ASDEX Upgrade Seminar (Regular oral presentations of research results at Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Garching), Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Garching , 28-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015)Invited seminar talk at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2015) The CLISTE Interpretive & Predictive Equilibrium Code, with predictive application to MAST Upgrade. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited seminar talk at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon, Oxfordshire , 11-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15. [Details]
(2014)ASDEX Upgrade Seminar (Regular oral presentations of research results at Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Garching),
P Mc Carthy (2014) Influence of ferrite inserts on equilibrium reconstruction on ASDEX Upgrade. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], ASDEX Upgrade Seminar (Regular oral presentations of research results at Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics, Garching), Garching, Munich , 23-NOV-14 - 23-NOV-14. [Details]
(2012)Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik seminar series,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2012) Snowflake Equilibria for ASDEX Upgrade and DEMO. [Oral Presentation], Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik seminar series, Max Planck Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany , 18-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)EFDA Workshop on Equilibrium Reconstruction,
P. J. Mc Carthy (2012) The CLISTE Interpretive and Predictive Equilibrium Code. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], EFDA Workshop on Equilibrium Reconstruction, Culham Centre for Fusion Sciences, Abingdon, Oxfordshire , 14-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)EFDA Workshop on Equilibrium Reconstruction,
P. J. Mc Carthy (2012) Recovery of edge moments of the current density profile in a tokamak from external magnetic measurements. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], EFDA Workshop on Equilibrium Reconstruction, Culham Centre for Fusion Sciences, Abingdon, Oxfordshire , 14-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2011)30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases,
P.J. Mc Carthy, B. Cahill, T.J. Morgan, R.A. Armstrong (2011) Comparison of probe and spectroscopic data in a Te > 10 eV magnetic mirror laboratory plasma. [Poster Presentation], 30th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Belfast , 28-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)TCD Graduate Plasma Physics Module PY5012 Guest Lecture,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2011) Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Research. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], TCD Graduate Plasma Physics Module PY5012 Guest Lecture, Trinity College Dublin Department of Physics , 01-NOV-11 - 01-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)ASDEX Upgrade Programme Seminar, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik,
P.J. Mc Carthy, M. Dunne, R. Fischer, J.C. Fuchs, L. Giannone, S. Gori, G. Strohmayer, W. Schneider, W. Suttrop, E. Wolfrum, ASDEX Upgrade Team (2011) Status of CLISTE Interpretive Equilibrium Code. [Oral Presentation], ASDEX Upgrade Programme Seminar, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Schloß Ringberg, Tegernsee, Bavaria , 07-NOV-11 - 11-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010)Department of Statistics UCC Seminar Series,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2010) An SVD approach to determining measurable properties of a poorly-determined inverse problem in plasma physics. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Statistics UCC Seminar Series, Western Gateway (IT) Building, G09 , 08-FEB-10 - 08-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik Ringberg Seminar,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2009) CLISTE Case Study: Looking for an equilibrium marker for nitrogen-seeded enhanced confinement. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik Ringberg Seminar, Schloß Ringberg, Tegernsee, Bavaria , 26-OCT-09 - 30-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)5th meeting on q-profile validation,
P.J. Mc Carthy (2008) Applying q-profile constraints in CLISTE. [Oral Presentation], 5th meeting on q-profile validation, Joint European Torus (JET), Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire , 21-FEB-08 - 21-FEB-08. [Details]
(2007)ITM general meeting, IPP Garching,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2007) Status of CLISTE equilibrium code. [Oral Presentation], ITM general meeting, IPP Garching, Garching , 19-SEP-07 - 21-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)ITM remote participation meeting,
P.J Mc Carthy; (2007) Equilibrium Validation and Verification. [Oral Presentation], ITM remote participation meeting, Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching , 30-AUG-07 - 30-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)34th Institute of Physics Annual Conference on Plasma Physics,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2007) Identification of moments of the current density profile in the pedestal region of a tokamak equilibrium. [Oral Presentation], 34th Institute of Physics Annual Conference on Plasma Physics, Dublin , 02-APR-07 - 05-APR-07. [Details]
(2006)33th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2006) Non-inductive current drive analysis on ASDEX Upgrade using the CLISTE equilibrium code with loop voltage profile reconstruction. [Oral Presentation], 33th EPS conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Rome, Italy , 19-JUN-06 - 23-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Physics and Astronomy Society,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2006) Fusion, a panacea for future energy needs?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Physics and Astronomy Society, University College Cork , 21-NOV-06 - 21-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Random Process Group UCC,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2006) Monte Carlo generation of MHD equilibrium databases. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Random Process Group UCC, University College Cork , 01-DEC-06 - 01-DEC-06. [Details]
(2005)Irish Plasma and Beam Processing Group 16th Annual Conference/14th Symposium on Fusion research in Ireland,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) Conference Secretary and Editor of Book of Abstracts. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Plasma and Beam Processing Group 16th Annual Conference/14th Symposium on Fusion research in Ireland, Tyndall Institute, UCC , 10-MAR-05 - 11-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)15th International Stellarator Workshop,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) Statistical analysis of the equilibrium configurations of the W7-X stellarator using Function Parameterization. [Oral Presentation], 15th International Stellarator Workshop, Madrid, Spain , 03-OCT-05 - 07-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)8th ITPA Topical Group Meeting on Diagnostics,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) q-profile determination on ITER from magnetics, polarimetry and MSE diagnostic signals. [Oral Presentation], 8th ITPA Topical Group Meeting on Diagnostics, Culham, UK , 14-MAR-05 - 18-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)ASDEX Upgrade Ringberg Seminar,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) The CLISTE Interpretive Equilibrium Code on ASDEX Upgrade. [Oral Presentation], ASDEX Upgrade Ringberg Seminar, , 11-OCT-05 - 11-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation Annual Symposium,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) A new criterion for regularizing large scale ill-posed linear systems based on the L-curve and Conjugate Gradient iterates. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society for Scientific and Engineering Computation Annual Symposium, University College Cork , 20-MAY-05 - 20-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Annual Steering Committee Meeting of EURATOM Association,
P.J. Mc Carthy; (2005) Research topics of the Plasma Data Analysis Group. [Oral Presentation], Annual Steering Committee Meeting of EURATOM Association, Dublin City University , 14-SEP-05 - 14-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)57th Gaseous Electronics Conference,
McCarthy, PJ; (2004) The use of multiple helium line ratios as a plasma diagnostic tool. [Oral Presentation], 57th Gaseous Electronics Conference, Bunratty, Ireland , 26-SEP-04 - 29-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Physics and Astronomy Society, NUIM,
McCarthy, PJ; (2004) Bottling the Sun: Plasma physics and fusion research in UCC. [Oral Presentation], Physics and Astronomy Society, NUIM, NUI Maynooth , 11-SEP-04 - 11-SEP-04. [Details]
(2003)Department of Statistics UCC Seminar Series,
McCarthy, PJ; (2003) Regularization parameter selection for discrete ill-posed problems using the L curve. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Statistics UCC Seminar Series, UCC , 22-JAN-03 - 22-JAN-03. [Details]
(2002)University of Reggio,
McCarthy, PJ; (2002) Fusion: an energy source for the post-carbon fuel era. [Oral Presentation], University of Reggio, Calabria, Italy , 10-DEC-02 - 10-DEC-02. [Details]
(2001)Data Validation workshop,
McCarthy, PJ; (2001) Data consistency checks and fast equilibrium reconstruction. [Oral Presentation], Data Validation workshop, Greifswald, Germany , 30-JUL-01 - 30-JUL-01. [Details]
(2001)10th Symposium on Fusion Research in Ireland,
McCarthy, PJ; (2001) MHD equilibrium identification from plasma diagnostics: A challenging Inverse Problem. [Oral Presentation], 10th Symposium on Fusion Research in Ireland, DCU , 07-SEP-01 - 07-SEP-01. [Details]
(1999)IPP Rinberg seminar,
McCarthy, PJ; (1999) Equilibrium calculations: Status and prospects. [Oral Presentation], IPP Rinberg seminar, Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria , 27-OCT-99 - 27-OCT-99. [Details]
(1998)Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik Ringberg Seminar,
McCarthy, PJ; (1998) Progress report on j-profile determination using MSE and magnetics. [Oral Presentation], Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik Ringberg Seminar, Schloß Ringberg, Tegernsee, Bavaria , 18-AUG-98 - 18-AUG-98. [Details]
(1997)5th European Fusion Physics Workshop,,
McCarthy, PJ; (1997) Realtime configuration evaluation. [Oral Presentation], 5th European Fusion Physics Workshop,, Sesimbra, Portugal , 10-DEC-97 - 12-DEC-97. [Details]
(1995)International workshop on diagnostics for ITER,
McCarthy, PJ; (1995) Realtime Identification of Plasma Shape and Position on ITER Using an Equilibrium Database. [Oral Presentation], International workshop on diagnostics for ITER, Varenna, Italy , 28-AUG-95 - 01-SEP-95. [Details]
(1995)IPP Rinberg seminar,
McCarthy, PJ; (1995) q-profile identification from magnetics, motional Stark effect, and polarimetry. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], IPP Rinberg seminar, Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria , 24-OCT-95 - 24-OCT-95. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Department of Physics Outreach committee Chairperson2011 / 2013
Programme Committee of ASDEX Upgrade Project, Garching, Germany Irish Fusion Association representative2007 / 2011
Bord na Gaeilge Ionadaí SEFS2007 / 2014

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Lecturer (P/T, permanent)01-JAN-04 / 30-OCT-19
UCC Scientific Research Officer15-SEP-85 / 30-SEP-92
UCC College Lecturer (contract)01-OCT-92 / 31-DEC-03
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Systems Software Engineer01-SEP-79 / 28-FEB-83
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Application Software Engineer01-MAR-83 / 30-SEP-85

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1977UCC B.Sc.Experimental Physics with Mathematical Science
1980UCC M.Sc.Physics
1992UCC Ph.D.Plasma Physics

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFluentFluent
French BasicBasicBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
European Fusion Development Association.

In 2005 I completed a commissioned design study on ITER diagnstics for the European Fusion Development Association.

Outreach Activities

 Description

01/03/2012  Talk and laboratory tour to group of Transition Year students visiting Physics Department

25/01/2012  Organised and conducted "Physics Afternoon" for Senior Cycle students interested in studying Physics at UCC.

08/03/2007    Talk and laboratory tour to group of Transition Year students visiting Physics Department

14/10/2008   Manned Science Faculty/Physics stand  at Careers Options Fair at Rochestown Park hotel

01/02/2011 Manned Physics stand at Postgraduate Open Day, Devere Hall

09/02/2011  Talk on behalf of SEFS to Senior Cycle students at College of Commerce

11/02/2011 Talk on behalf of SEFS to  Leaving Certificate students at Hewitt College, Patrick's Hill

3/3/2011 Talk and lab demonstration to group of Transition Year students  visiting Department of Physics

8/10/2011  Gave Department of Physics Presentation at Open Day in WGB 

19/10/2011 Manned SEFS/Physics stand at Careers Options Fair, Rochestown Park hotel

20/10/2011 Answered parents' queries at UCC Information Evening, Aula Maxima

17/10/2007  Manned Science faculty/Physics stand at Careers Options Fair, Rochestown Park Hotel

31/01/2005   In a UCC Philisophical Society debate, I  was the speaker in favour of the motion  "That This House Believes in a Nuclear Future". Eamonn Ryan T.D.  opposed the motion.

11/10/2007   Caint  thar ceann Dámh na hEolaíochta  do dhaltaí sa tsraith shinearach i gColáiste Íde agus Pobalscoil an Daingin  (faoi choimirce Scéim na Scol)

06/02/2008  Talk and lab demonstration to group of Transition Year students visiting Physics Department

11/10/2008 Manned Physics stand at on-campus Open Day

10/11/2008  Caint  thar ceann Dámh na hEolaíochta do dhaltaí  sa tsraith shinsearach, Coláiste Dáibhéaid, Ardán Theas, Corcaigh (faoi choimirce Scéim na Scol)

13/11/2008 Agallamh thar ceann Seachtain na hEolaíochta ar Radio na Gaeltachta

30/1/2009 Talk to Senior Cycle students at North Monastery on behalf of SEFS

5/3/2009  Talk and lab demonstration to group of Transition year students on visit to Physics Department

24/09/2009  Participated in  Christian Brothers' College  Careers Fair, Sydney Place

10/10/2009  Gave Open Day  Physics Department  Presentation in Kane 

02/02/2010 Manned  Department of Physics stand at Postgraduate Options Fair, Áras na Mac Léinn

04/03/2010 Talk and lab demonstration to group of Transition Year students visiting Department of Physics

09/10/2010 Gave Department of Physics Open Day presentation in Kane                          

12/10/2010 Manned SEFS/Physics stand at Careers Options Fair, Rochestown Park hotell

09-11/11/2010 Manned Physics stand, WGB Atrium,  (Science Week) 

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Inverse Problems Referee-
Nuclear Fusion Referee-
Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

13/12/2007 Internal PhD examiner for Mr. Marco Wisse (Physics, Supervisor: Prof. M. Mansfield)

19/6/2007 Internal  PhD examiner for Mr. Rory Scannell (Electrical Engineering, Supervisor: Dr. S. Prunty)

21/10/2010 Chair, PhD thesis examination committee, Mr. Tony Herbert (Supervisor: Prof. J. McInerney)

7/6/2011 Internal Examiner, PhD examination, Mr. John McCone (Supervisor: Prof. M. Mansfield)

2/11/2011 Internal Examiner, PhD examination, Ms. Anna Hourihane (Supervisor: Prof. P. Callanan) 

8/12/2011  Internal Examiner (old rules), PhD examination Mr. Kieran Beausang (Supervisors: Drs. G. Lightbody, P. Mc Carthy)

09/01/2012  Interviewed candidates for Technical Officer position in Physics (member of Interview Board).

14/12/2011 Contributed to Teaching and Learning Roadmap held in  Aula Maxima 

Reviewed DOE Small Business and Innovation Research program proposal, Feb. 2014

Teaching Interests

I have taught courses at both general and honours level, covering all undergraduate years, in electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, electronic devices, atomic and nuclear physics and  plasma physics.

At first year level I have recently developed  the PY1006 module for engineers using a variety of modern teaching aids, notably the use of  "clicker" devices used to get realtime feedback on the students' understanding of a lecture while it is in progress. The course features many demonstrations, some of which involve student volunteers which helps to maintain attention levels. I have developed a paperless system of giving homework assignments and correcting them by software developed by myself, thus avoiding the costs associated with proprietary software commonly used as a labour saving device for large class sizes.


At final year level I have developed a well-regarded lecture course in Advanced Electromagnetism and, in a discipline not previously taught at undergraduate level in UCC, an introductory course in Plasma Physics.


Fourth year physics students can acquire valuable basic experimental techniques in plasma physics at  final year projects regularly offered in the plasma physics laboratory.

In 2006 I supervised Ms. Deirdre O'Leary project in plasma physics "Experimental investigation of transport in a xenon plasma using Langmuir probes" which was awarded that year's Earnshaw Prize by the Institute of Physics for the best final year undergraduate project  in Ireland.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Diarmuid Brian Curran UCCPHDThe influence of thermal plasma profiles on low-frequency Alfvén eigenmode dynamics in a tokamak
2014Cormac McAuliffe UCCMScHierarchy of identifiability of 2-D moments of the current density distribution in a tokamak plasma
2014Michael G Dunne UCCPhDInter-ELM evolution of the edge current density profile in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak.
2012Thomas O'Gorman University College CorkPHDInvestigation of neoclassical tearing modes on MAST using Thomson scattering
2012Brendan Cahill University College CorkMScAn investigation of the influence of plasma parameters on the spectra of helium plasmas
2012Shane O'Mahony University College CorkMScParsimonious reconstruction of 2D MHD equilibrium states using database training methods
2011Kieran Beausang University College CorkPHDThe consistency of electron temperature measurements by Thomson scattering at the JET tokamak
2009Karl Sassenberg University College CorkPHDImproved analysis of measured MHD activity and the use of Toroidicity induced Alfvén eigenmodes to constrain current density profile reconstruction in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak
2008Cornelius Lynch University College CorkMScLIDAR Incoherent Thomson Scattering at Relativistic Velocities.
2006Eilis Quigley University College CorkPhDA study of Internal Transport Barriers in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak.
2005David Kelliher University College CorkPhDComparative study of current profile evolution on the JET tokamak using resistive diffusion and ideal magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium models.
2004Marcus Foley University College CorkPHDSafety Factor profile identification on the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak using the Motional Stark Effect and Inverse Problem methodology.
1999Hugh Callaghan University College CorkPhDStellarator equilibrium reconstruction by function parameterization

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Nuclear and Particle Physics PY3106Nuclear and Particle Physics
2018Introduction to Plasma Physics PY4107Introduction to Plasma Physics