Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





  • Working on the development and benchmarking of the dust in tokamaks transport code DTOKS. Focusing on the improvement of its physical model and its integration with a Scrape-off Layer (SOL) modelling code. Working on the study of the impact of dust grains on the SOL.
  • Theoretical study of the physics of the dust-plasma interaction, focusing on charging. Development of the kinetic code Yggdrasil in collaboration with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with the aim to improve the understanding of the plasma-dust interaction under tokamak conditions.



Uccello A, Gervasini G, Ghezzi F, et al., 2016, Comparison of dust transport modelling codes in a tokamak plasma, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:23, ISSN:1070-664X

Flanagan JC, Sertoli M, Bacharis M, et al., 2015, Characterising dust in JET with the new ITER-like wall, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol:57, ISSN:0741-3335

Sertoli M, Flanagan JC, Bacharis M, et al., 2015, Impact of W events and dust on JET-ILW operation, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol:463, ISSN:0022-3115, Pages:837-841

Bacharis M, 2014, Floating potential of large dust grains with electron emission, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:21, ISSN:1070-664X

Rizopoulou N, Robinson APL, Coppins M, et al., 2014, Electron emission in a source-collector sheath system: A kinetic study, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:21, ISSN:1070-664X

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