Phd Candidate, Physicist


Vasileios Chatzikos is a PhD student working under the framework of the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (EUROfusion), at the Fusion Technology Group (FTG) of the Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety of NCSR “Demokritos”, since November 2018.

He investigates the evolution of open volume defects and its correlation with the transmutation products in neutron irradiated tungsten materials for fusion energy applications as a function of the irradiation temperature and dose and the tungsten microstructure. The experimental methods he uses are gamma-spectroscopy coupled with Monte Carlo neutron transport code and FISPACT code calculations, and positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy.

He has received his BSc (2015) from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Master degree in Nuclear Physics (2017) from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in Greece. The PhD thesis will be defended at the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina.

Selected Grants

European Fusion Project

2014-2021 | European Commission / Horizon 2020

Project summary

The EUROfusion programme is based on the Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims:
  • Preparing for ITER experiments
  • Developing ...

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