Faculty Profile

Davide Curreli

Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Davide Curreli
Davide Curreli
Assistant Professor
116 Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-1787

Primary Research Area

  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Education

  • Ph.D., Sciences, Technologies and Measures for Space, University of Padova, Italy, 2011
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2007
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2004

Academic Positions

  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, 2015￿2016
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 2014 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 8/2013 - present
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma Material Interaction, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 2/2012 - 8/2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Padua, Italy, "Development of high-efficiency plasma sources for Space and Industrial Applications", 4/2011 - 2/1012

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 421: Plasma and Fusion Science (Spring 2016)
  • NPRE 522: Controlled Fusion Systems (Fall 2015)
  • NPRE 498: Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics (Spring 2015)
  • NPRE 598: Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies (Fall 2014)
  • NPRE 522: Controlled Fusion Systems (Spring 2014)
  • NPRE 397: Independent Study

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in plasmas
  • Plasma-material interactions
  • Plasma modeling using fluid and kinetic models
  • Plasma physics and plasma code development for industrial and nuclear application

Research Areas

  • Plasma Edge and PMI Modeling
  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • S. Mujumdar, D. Curreli, D. Ruzic, S. K. Kapoor, Modeling of Melt-pool Formation and Material Removal in Micro Electro-discharge Machining, ASME 2014 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, June 9-13, 2014
  • D. Curreli, K. Lindquist, D. N. Ruzic, Multiscale Coupling of Monte Carlo Binary-Collision-Approximation Codes with Particle-in-Cells for Plasma-Material Interaction, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 13, 2013
  • K. Lindquist, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Fractal-TRIM and TRYDYN simulations of D-Be and Ar-W, and extrapolation to He-W, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 13, 2013
  • W. Xu, M. Christenson, P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. Ruzic, Experimental Characterization of Thermo-electric Driven Liquid Lithium Flow in Narrow Trenches for Magnetic Confinement Fusion, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 14, 2013
  • D. Ruzic, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, S. Jung, M. Christenson, K. Lindquist, P. Fiflis, W. Xu, Thermoelectric-driven Flow of Liquid Lithium in Solid Metal Trenches: a New Plasma-Facing Component for Fusion Devices, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 12, 2013
  • P. Fiflis, W. Xu, M. Christenson, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. Ruzic, Characterization of Liquid Lithium Wetting and Thermoelectric Properties for Nuclear Fusion Applications, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 14, 2013
  • M. Christenson, S. Jung, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. Ruzic, Measuring the ion energy distribution using a retarding field energy analyzer in a plasma material interaction test stand, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 11, 2013
  • S. Jung, M. Christenson, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, D. Ruzic, Combining a plasma gun and theta-pinch to study plasma-facing components under fusion-relevant conditions, 55th APS Division of Plasma Physics, Nov 14, 2013
  • D. Curreli, W. Xu, D. Ruzic, Computational Studies of Thermoelectric MHD Driven Liquid Lithium Flow in Metal Trenches, International Symposium on Lithium Applications for Fusion, ENEA-Frascati, Italy, November 2013
  • D. Curreli, Cross-field diffusion in low-temperature plasma discharges of finite length, Gaseous Electronics Conference, Princeton, 2013
  • P. Fiflis, D. Curreli, D. N. Ruzic, Characterization of a Helicon Plasma Source for Plasma Material Interactions, Gaseous Electronics Conference, Princeton, 2013
  • S. Mujumdar, D. Curreli, S. G. Kapoor, D. N. Ruzic, Global modeling of micro plasma discharge in deionized water, Gaseous Electronics Conference, Princeton, 2013
  • J. Peck, P. Zonooz, D. Curreli, M. Reilly, R. Stubbers, B. Jurczyk, D. N. Ruzic, High Deposition Rate and Uniformity of Silicon Thin Films Deposited Via Efficient, Low-Damage Surface Wave Plasma Source, AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, California, October 27-November 1, 2013
  • P. Zonooz, J. Peck, M. Reilly, D. Curreli, R. Stubbers, B. Jurczyk, D. N. Ruzic, Thin-Film and Crystalline Properties of Silicon Deposited Using a Novel, Low-Damage, Surface Wave Plasma Source, AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, California, October 27-November 1, 2013
  • A.M. Lietz, D. Curreli, A.V. Hayes, A. Devashayam, D.N. Ruzic, Selection of materials and surface finishes for reduced particle formation upon ion beam bombardment in EUV mask blank production devices, AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, California, October 27-November 1, 2013
  • D. Curreli, Surface Interactions for Controlled Nuclear Fusion, 4th IEA International Workshop on Plasma Material Interaction Facilities for Fusion Research (PMIF 2013)
  • Francis F. Chen and Davide Curreli, A new approach to gas discharge theory with sheath boundaries, APPC12 The 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference, July 14-19, 2013, Chiba, Japan
  • D. Curreli, W. Xu, K. Lindquist, D. Andruczyk and D. Ruzic, Three-dimensional modeling of the thermoelectric MHD problem of the LIMIT liquid lithium divertor for fusion devices, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • Wenyu Xu, Davide Curreli, Daniel Andruczyk, Travis Mui and David N. Ruzic, TEMHD driven flowing liquid lithium limiter/Divertor facing component design for magnetic confined fusion reactor, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • K.A Lindquist, D. Curreli, D.N. Ruzic, Numerical simulations of evolutionary surface morphology including fractal geometry and dynamic composition changes, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • P. Raman, A. Groll, T. Abrams, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Chemical Sputtering Studies of Lithiated Graphite, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • D. Andruczyk, D. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Curreli and P. Fiflis, Thermoelectric-Driven Liquid-Metal Plasma-Facing Structures (TELS), 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • P. Fiflis, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk, D. Ruzic, D. Curreli, Wetting Properties of Liquid Lithium on Stainless Steel and Enhanced Stainless Steel Surfaces, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • S. Jung, L. Kesler, H Yun, D. Curreli, D. Andruczyk, and D. N. Ruzic, A gas-puff-driven theta pinch for plasma-surface interaction studies, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • P. Fiflis, L. Kirsch, D. Andruczyk, D. Curreli, D. Ruzic, Seebeck Coefficient of Lithium, and Lithium-Tin Alloys, 54th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island
  • Peck J., Zonooz P., Curreli D., Reilly M., Stubbers R., Jurczyk B., Ruzic D., Low-damage deposition of thin silicon films for solar panel production using Surface-Wave Plasma Source, AVS 59th International Symposium & Exhibition, Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2012, Tampa, Florida
  • Daniel Elg, John Sporre, Davide Curreli, David N. Ruzic, Magnetic Mitigation of Ionic Debris from an EUV Source, 2012 International Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography, Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2012, Brussels, Belgium
  • David N. Ruzic, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk and D. Curreli, Heat removal in fusion devices with Lithium-Metal Infused Trenches (LiMIT), TOFE-2012, ANS 20th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, Aug 27-31, Nashville, Tennessee
  • D. Curreli, W. Xu, D. Andruczyk and D. N. Ruzic, Computational Studies of Thermoelectric MHD in molten Lithium, Plasma Facing Components Meeting, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 20-22 June 2012
  • Francis F. Chen and Davide Curreli, A new equilibrium theory for RF gas discharges, Gaseous Electronic Conference (GEC) 2011, November 14-18, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 54. M. Manzolaro, M. Manente, D. Curreli, J. Vasquez, J. Montano, A. Andrighetto, G. Meneghetti, D. Pavarin, A. Galat￿D. Scarpa, L. Biasetto, M. Lollo, A. Cavazza, L. Costa , G. Bassato , M. Giacchini, M. Poggi , L. Boscagli and G. Prete, Off-line ionization tests using the Surface and the Plasma ion sources of the SPES Project, ICIS 2011 ￿ 14th International Conference on Ion Sources ￿ September 12th-16th, 2011 ￿ Giardini Naxos, Italy
  • D. Pavarin, F. Ferri, M. Manente, D. Curreli, D. Melazzi, D. Rondini, A. Cardinali, Development of plasma codes for the design of mini-helicon thrusters, 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference IEPC, 2011, September 11-15, 2011, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • D. Curreli, Modeling the radio-frequency power deposition of ICP and Helicon discharges, 18th International Colloquium on Plasma Processes, July 4-8, 2011, Nantes, France
  • Francis F. Chen and Davide Curreli, Reformulation of gas discharge theory using data from ICPs and helicons, ICOPS 2011, June 26-30, Chicago, 2011
  • D. Curreli and F. F. Chen, A Novel Equilibrium theory of Helicon Discharges, 63rd Gaseous Electronics Conference and 7th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas, 4-8 October 2010, Mason de la Chimie, Paris

Honors

  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois (2015-2016)

Teaching Honors

  • Collins Scholar (2014-15)
  • List of Excellent Teachers (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016*) (2014, 2015)