As many as twelve Nuclear Engineering students of Universitas Gadjah Mada participated in the ASEAN School on Plasma and Nuclear Fusion (ASPNF) organised at Chiang Mai University Thailand from 29 January – 2 February2018.
ASPNF is a a forum for students and young researchers to spark interest in fusion and plasma development.
“A total of 80 people from various universities in Asia, such as Thailand, Japan, Philippines, India, Nepal, and Indonesia joined the event,” said Estelita Felicia Togatorop, one of participants from UGM class of 2013 on Friday (9/2).
The UGM students were entitled to join the event after passing selection by the committee. This was held by the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT), Research Institute on Magnetic Fusion of French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA-IRFM) and National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)/ The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) as well as Chiang Mai University.
The week-long event consisted of seminars and discussions, led by experts in plasma and fusion from Thailand, Japan and France. The seminar consists of introduction to fusion and plasma, research in fusion and plasma and introduction to equipment and reactors such as Joint European Torus (JET), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and Toroidal Chamber-Magnetic (Tokamak).
“School on Plasma and Nuclear Fusion is a forum which is interesting to learn more about science and technology,” said Estelita.
The participants also learned recent description of research and development in fusion technology in the world.
“This forum became a place for discussion and dialogue between the students and young researchers from Asia, led by world class experts,” she added.
Other participants from UGM are Harun Ardiansyah, Lestari Rahayu , A. A. Citra Yunda Prahastiwi, Yogi M, M. Farid Khandaq, M. Yusuf Hanafiah, Bambang Wisanggeni, and Yulia Gita, also Yulwido Adi, Bartolomeus Delphito, and Benyamin Dariadi.