Helena T. C. Kaufmann received the Master in Science (M.Sci.) degree (incorporating Bachelor’s level study) in physics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom, in 2012, and the Ph. D. degree in physics from the University of Madeira, Portugal, in 2019.
Her thesis focuses on the plasma-cathode interaction in vacuum and unipolar arcs, in particular, on the numerical modelling of cathode spots and related phenomena in vacuum arc discharges, and the applicability of similar concepts and modelling to unipolar arcs in fusion-relevant conditions. Currently, she is Junior Researcher at the Research Node of IPFN at the University of Madeira and the Coordinator of the Node.
Her current research interests include plasma-electrode interaction in arc discharges and numerical modelling.
Email: hkaufmann at staff.uma.pt
Tel.: +351 291 705255