Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion: 2017 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer of the Year: Dr Olivier Izacard, Princeton University, United States

Dr Olivier Izacard works at Princeton University, USA, on plasma physics for magnetized controlled fusion. His work involves the development of kinetic and fluid theoretical models and edge numerical simulations. He has been selected in 2016 as one of the Outstanding Reviewers for Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, and in August 2017 he received a Directorate Award from the Physical and Life Science department of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for his research on kinetic effects in fluid theory. As a reviewer of a few journals, Dr Izacard tries to perform his reviews as if he were a co-author of the manuscript, since peer-reviews are one of the best ways to improve the scientific quality of papers. He hopes that this kind of investment will become standard for reviewers.

Outstanding Reviewers

Professor Sergei Bulanov, JAEA Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan
Dr Mark Dieckmann, Linkoping University, Sweden
Dr Antti Hakola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
Dr Eric Howell, Auburn University, United States
Dr Valentin Igochine, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany
Mr Aaro Jaervinen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Dr C.-S. Jao, Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Taiwan
Mr Rogério Jorge, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne Faculte des sciences de base, Switzerland
Professor Rony Keppens, Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research, Netherlands
Dr Ralph Kube, University of Tromso, Norway
Dr Fei Li, Tsinghua University, China
Dr Erzhong Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences, China
Dr Felix Mackenroth, Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik komplexer Systeme, Germany
Dr Alberto Marocchino, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Italy
Professor Jose Mendonca, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Dr Federico Nespoli, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr Gianluca Sarri, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Dr Ulrich Schramm, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Dr Tomonori Takizuka, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Csaba Toth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States