Position title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Fusion Energy, Plasma Physics, Energy
Rogerio Jorge is an Assistant Professor at UW-Madison, USA. Before moving to Madison, he was the Principal Investigator of an EUROfusion’s Enabling Research Grant at IST Lisbon, Portugal, and an FCT CEEC Grant at the Junior Researcher level. At IST, he worked on fusion energy, in particular stellarator optimization, and was the Professor of the Classical Electrodynamics course. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald, Germany, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. From 2019-2021 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He is interested in the study of plasmas for fusion energy and in the description of three-dimensional magnetic fields. Rogerio obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering Physics at IST, Lisbon (Portugal), and his Ph.D. at IST and EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland) under the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative. For his Ph.D. thesis, which obtained a unanimous jury classification of Pass with Distinction and Honour, he received the 2020 EPS-PPD Ph.D. Research Award (equivalent to the Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in the USA) and the EPFL Physics Doctoral Thesis Award. He is also a member of the “Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy”, the first Simons Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences Award supporting fusion science that has been granted to an international team of scientists and mathematicians from eight U.S. universities and four international institutions.