Bilde av Garcia, Odd Erik
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Bilde av Garcia, Odd Erik
Department of Physics and Technology odd.erik.garcia@uit.no +4777645191 91612147 Tromsø FPARK A 412

Odd Erik Garcia


Professor / Modelling of Complex Systems / Centre Leader DYNAMO


  • Gregor Decristoforo, Audun Theodorsen, John Omotani, Tom Nicholas, Odd Erik Garcia :
    Numerical turbulence simulations of intermittent fluctuations in the scrape-off layer of magnetized plasmas
    Physics of Plasmas 2021 DOI
  • Gregor Decristoforo, Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia :
    Intermittent fluctuations due to Lorentzian pulses in turbulent thermal convection
    Physics of Fluids 03. August 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gregor Decristoforo, Fulvio Militello, Thomas Nicholas, John Omotani, Chris Marsden, Nick Walkden et al.:
    Blob interactions in 2D scrape-off layer simulations
    Physics of Plasmas 2020 ARKIV
  • Ralph Kube, Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, D Brunner, B Labombard, James L. Terry :
    Comparison between mirror Langmuir probe and gas-puff imaging measurements of intermittent fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer
    Journal of Plasma Physics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • AQ Kuang, Brian LaBombard, D Brunner, Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Audun Theodorsen :
    Plasma fluctuations in the scrape-off layer and at the divertor target in Alcator C-Mod and their relationship to divertor collisionality and density shoulder formation
    Nuclear Materials and Energy 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen, Adam Kuang, Brian LaBombard, Jim L. Terry et al.:
    Statistical properties of the plasma fluctuations and turbulent cross-field fluxes in the outboard mid-plane scrape-off layer of Alcator C-Mod
    Nuclear Materials and Energy 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Brian LaBombard, James L. Terry :
    Universality of Poisson-driven plasma fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer
    Physics of Plasmas 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Audun Theodorsen, B Labombard, J.L Terry :
    Intermittent fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer for ohmic and high confinement mode plasmas
    Physics of Plasmas 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen :
    Skewed Lorentzian pulses and exponential frequency power spectra
    Physics of Plasmas 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen :
    Intermittent fluctuations due to uncorrelated Lorentzian pulses
    Physics of Plasmas 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen, Daniel Brunner, Adam Kuang, Brian LaBombard et al.:
    Intermittent electron density and temperature fluctuations and associated fluxes in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer
    Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia :
    Level crossings and excess times due to a superposition of uncorrelated exponential pulses
    Physical review. E 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia :
    Probability distribution functions for intermittent scrape-off layer plasma fluctuations
    Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Brian LaBombard, Jim L. Terry :
    Relationship between frequency power spectra and intermittent, large-amplitude bursts in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer
    Nuclear Fusion 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen :
    Auto-correlation function and frequency spectrum due to a super-position of uncorrelated exponential pulses
    Physics of Plasmas 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Matthias Wiesenberger, Markus Held, Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia :
    Unified transport scaling laws for plasma blobs and depletions
    Physics of Plasmas 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2022
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2022
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Science 4 Impact - Fusjonsenergi som en bærekraftig grønn energikilde
    07. May 2022 DATA
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2022
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Abels tårn
    03. September 2021 DATA
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Norge 2030: Hva skjer de neste 10 årene?
    2021 DATA
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2021 DATA
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Universitetet i Tromsø skal samarbeide med MIT om forskning på fusjonsenergi
    22. April 2021
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    UiT skal samarbeide med et av verdens mest kjente universitet
    22. April 2021
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    UiT inngår samarbeid med MIT
    21. April 2021
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Intermittent fluctuations in the scrape-off layer of fusion plasmas
    2021
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Fusjonsenergi i det grønne skiftet
    18. December 2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Martin Wibe Rypdal, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Disse skal bidra til å løse vår tids største utfordringer
    26. January 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Equinor satser på stjerneforskning
    26. May 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Martin Wibe Rypdal :
    Nytt UiT-senter skal forske på klimaendringer: - Vil det fortsatt være skrei i Lofoten?
    14. February 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Martin Wibe Rypdal, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Skal lede felles senter for klimaforskning
    04. February 2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Skal Norge bidra til utvikling av fusjonsenergi?
    Teknisk Ukeblad 26. May 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Kunsten å lage ei stjerne
    11. December 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Kan atomkraft bli Norges største energikilde?
    14. November 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Han mener de jobber med energiløsningen klimaet trenger. Men regjeringen vil ikke snakke om det.
    14. November 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Løsningen er atomkraft
    03. June 2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Martin Wibe Rypdal, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Vi får titusenvis av år med ren energi hvis vi får dette til
    05. February 2020
  • Odd Erik Garcia :
    Stjernekraft - fremtidens energikilde
    2019
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen :
    Atomkraftverk kan være fremtiden mener Tromsø-forskere: – Risikofritt
    30. July 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, Martin wibe Rypdal :
    Power-law scaling of uncorrelated plasma bursts
    2019 ARKIV
  • Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen, Adam Kuang, Dan Brunner, Brian LaBombard et al.:
    Statistical properties of fluctuation driven flows in the outboard mid-plane SOL of Alcator C-Mod
    2018
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Dan Brunner, Brian LaBombard, James L. Terry :
    Intermittent fluctuations in Alcator C-Mod: Comparison of diagnostics
    2018
  • Audun Theodorsen, Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Brian LaBombard, Jim L. Terry :
    Application of RL-deconvolution for identifying amplitudes and arrival times in Alcator C-Mod far SOL plasma fluctuations
    2017
  • Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen, Dan Brunner, Brian LaBombard, Jim L. Terry et al.:
    Blob shapes in the scrape-off layer: Comparison of measurements to simulations
    2017
  • Ralph Kube, Odd Erik Garcia, Audun Theodorsen, Dan Brunner, Adam Kuang, Brian LaBombard et al.:
    Universality of intermittent fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer
    2017
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Adam Kuang, Daniel Brunner, Brian LaBombard, Ralph Kube :
    Fluctuations measured by flush mounted versus proud divertor Langmuir probes – Why are they different?
    2017
  • Odd Erik Garcia, Ralph Kube, Audun Theodorsen :
    Experimental measurements and stochastic modelling of intermittent fluctuations in the SOL of magnetically confined plasma
    2017

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    Research interests

    chaos, complex systems, convection, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, fusion energy, numerical computations, plasma physics, self-organized criticality, space physics, stochastic modelling, turbulence

    Teaching

    5 year experience as head of teaching duringi the periods 2008-2010 and 2012-2015. Head of numerous study program boards at the Department of Physics and Technology and at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Lecturer for the following courses:

    FYS-1002 Electromagnetism

    FYS-2009 Introduction to plasma physics

    FYS-3026 Fusion plasma physics


    Member of research group



    CV

    Researcher unique identifier: ORCID ; Publons ; Scopus ; Google Scholar

    Education
    2002 PhD: Disputation date: 14.06.2002. Title: “Convective transport and sheared flows in fluids and magnetized plasmas” Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway
    1997 MSc: Examination date: 05.12.1997. Title: “Low-frequency fluctuations and anomalous transport in low-β plasmas” Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway
                             
    Current and previous positions
    2020-date: Head of UiT Aurora Centre DYNAMO
    2008-date: Professor, Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway (12 years+)
    2007-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway (1 year)
    2002-2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (5 years)
    1998-2002 Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway (4 years)
    1997-1998 Research assistant, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway (1/2 year)
     
    Fellowships and awards
    2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA (www.cies.org/grantee/odd-erik-garcia)
    2011 Fellow of Academia Borealis – Northern Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters
    2010 Short listed for the IAEA Nuclear Fusion Award (tinyurl.com/lm99gnr)
    2005-2007 Steno Research Fellow, Individual Scholarship from the Danish Research Agency, Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
    2002-2005 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Individual Scholarship from the Research Council of Norway working at the Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
    1998-2002 Doctoral Fellow, Individual Scholarship from the Research Council of Norway working at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway

    Mobility
    2016-2017 Plasma Science and Fusion Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1 year sabbatical)
    2011-2012 Plasma Science and Fusion Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1 year sabbatical)
    2005-2006 Centre for Research on Plasma Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland (3 months visiting researcher)
    2002-2007 Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (5 years post-doctoral research)
    2000-2001 Complex Systems Group, CNRS-Universite de Provence, Marseilles, France (1 year during PhD studies)
    1996-1997 Department of Optics and Fluid Dynamics, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (1 year during MSc studies)
     
    Supervision of graduate students and research fellows
    Main supervisor of 2 post-doctoral fellows, 8 PhD fellows and 16 Master students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway since 2007. Co-supervisor of numerous other students.
     
    Teaching activities
    2007-date Lecturer in mechanics, electromagnetism, numerical methods, sustainable energy, plasma physics, and fusion energy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. More than 1000 hours of lectures given and several new courses developed. Head of teaching for 5 years and leader of numerous study program boards.
     
    Institutional responsibilities
    2015-2019 Head of Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (100+ man-years and 300+ students in 2019)
    2010-2015 Deputy Head of Department and Head of Teaching, Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (5 study programs with 300 students and two student advisors)
    2010-2015 Leader of Energy and Climate Research Group, Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (5 faculty members, 15 doctoral and post-doctoral fellows)
    2010-2015 Leader of Board for Master Program in Energy, Climate and Environment, Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (150 students from 3 departments)
    2012-2019 Board Member, Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
    2008-2010 Board Member, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tromsø, Norway

    Track record
    Invited oral presentations given to the following established international conferences:

    • “Blobs in the scrape-off layer of fusion devices” at the 3rd Joint Nordic Fusion Energy Seminar, 2019, Gentofte, Denmark
    • “Universality of intermittent fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer” at the 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 2017, Milwaukuee, Wisconsin, USA
    • “Intermittent fluctuations in the scrape-off layer of tokamak plasmas” at the 2017 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
    • “SOL width and intermittent fluctuations in KSTAR” at the 22nd Plasma Surface and Interactions Conference, 2016, Aachen, Germany
    • “Intermittent fluctuations in the Alcator C-Mod scrape-off layer” at the 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    • “Turbulence and transport in scrape-off layer plasmas” at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center spring seminar series, February 2012
    • “Energy for the future – nuclear fusion power” lecture given to Academia Borealis, 2011
    • “Blob transport in the plasma edge: a review” at the 14th International Congress on Plasma Physics, 2008, Fukuoka, Japan
    • “Fusion energy” presented at the University of Stavanger, 2010
    • “Fusion energy – status and prospects” presented as invited plenary talk at the Biannual Meeting of the Norwegian Physical Society, Tromsø, 2007
    • “Convective transport by filamentary structures in scrape-off layer plasmas” at the 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2007, Tarragona, Spain

    Numerous popular science and technical talks on plasma physics and fusion energy given both nationally and abroad.


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