Imperial College London

Dr. Matthew Lilley

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor



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740Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Creator of the Yammer Plasma Physics network

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Plasma physics - Research interests

Particle orbits in systems with discrete symmetry

Wave-particle interactions in plasmas

The use of Alfvén waves as a diagnostic of plasma parameters (MHD spectroscopy)

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas, specifically spherical tokamaks

Electrostatic and magneto-electrostatic confinement of non-thermal plasmas 




Kirk A, Adamek J, Akers RJ, et al., 2017, Overview of recent physics results from MAST, Nuclear Fusion, Vol:57, ISSN:0029-5515

Lilley MK, Nyqvist RM, 2014, Formation of Phase Space Holes and Clumps, Physical Review Letters, Vol:112, ISSN:0031-9007

Gryaznevich M, Svoboda V, Stockel J, et al., 2013, Progress in application of high temperature superconductor in tokamak magnets, Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol:88, ISSN:0920-3796, Pages:1593-1596

Meyer H, Abel IG, Akers RJ, et al., 2013, Overview of physics results from MAST towards ITER/DEMO and the MAST Upgrade, Nuclear Fusion, Vol:53, ISSN:0029-5515

Sharapov SE, Alper B, Berk HL, et al., 2013, Energetic particle instabilities in fusion plasmas, Nuclear Fusion, Vol:53, ISSN:0029-5515

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