Oliver Schmitz

Credentials: Associate Dean for Research

Email: oschmitz@wisc.edu

Website: Lab Website

Phone: (608) 263-1547

Room: 343
Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Oliver Schmitz Headshot

Professor Schmitz is the Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professor in Engineering Physics and the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Grainger Institute of Engineering in the College of Engineering at UW Madison. Dr. Schmitz and his research group focus on the research of Plasma edge physics for fusion energy applications, development of state of the art numerical methods, with a particular focus on 3-D plasma edge transport and plasma-wall interaction. His particular interest is in the field of active spectroscopic methods to measure plasma parameters with non-invasive methods. As an associate member of the AWAKE project at CERN, he and his group is working on the development of reliable, and remotely operable plasma diagnostics based on spectroscopy to diagnose the high level of axial density homogeneity needed in this new accelerator concept. Dr. Schmitz has been active within physics professional societies, where he was the U.S. representative of International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) in 2017, and the Co-chair of National Stellarator Coordinating Committee (NSCC) in 2018. In 2019, he was selected the Secretary Treasurer of American Physics Society in the Division of Plasma Physics.