Dr. Aleiferis received his Diploma of Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras (2011) and his PhD on Plasma Physics from the University of Patras and the University of Grenoble (2016).
His PhD thesis, on the experimental study of hydrogen negative ion production, was jointly supervised and realised in the High Voltage Laboratory of the University of Patras and the Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Cosmology of CNRS (France).
For his thesis he received a Metrology Award from the HellasLab Association. Since 2016 he works, initially for the Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), and later for the Fusion Technology Group (FTG) in the Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences, Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES) of NCSR Demokritos in the framework of the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (EUROfusion).
Since 2018 he has been seconded from NCSR Demokritos to the Joint European Torus (Oxford, UK) working on Fusion Diagnostics and Plasma Control. He has developed collaborations with European Research Centres and Universities such as Synchrotron Soleil (Paris, France), the Institute of Research on Magnetic Fusion (IRFM) of the French Commission of Atomic Energy (CEA) and the University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland).
His research interests include plasma operations and control of nuclear fusion reactors, plasma diagnostics, plasma-surface interactions, plasma modelling and cold plasma physics and technology. He has written 13 articles in scientific journals, 20 publications in conferences, and he is referee for 3 scientific journals.
The EUROfusion programme is based on the Roadmap to the realization of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims: