Andrei Khodak

Engineering Analyst

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

**Telephone: **609-243-3028

**Email: **akhodak@pppl.gov

**Website: **

Research Interest

Plasma Modelling, Magnetohydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modelling, Heat and Mass TransferResearch and Professional Experience

- 2010-present, Engineering Analyst, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- 2005-2009, Principal Engineer, Draeger Medical Systems Inc., Telford, Pennsylvania
- 1997-2005, Research and Development Engineer, Advanced Bionics Inc., Hopkins, Minnesota
- 1994-1997, Research Associate, Vrije Universitait van Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
- 1991-1994, Associate Professor, St. Petersburg Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Honors and Awards

- Research in Brussels Grant (1994).
- Fellowship of Belgian Office for Scientific Technical and Cultural Affairs (1995).
- Four Patents Granted Five Applications pending in US and European Patent Offices

Publications

1. **A. Khodak**, G. Loesser, Y. Zhai, V. Udintsev, J. Klabacha, W. Wang, D. Johnson, R. Feder,
“Numerical Analysis of Coolant Flow and Heat Transfer in ITER Diagnostic First Wall” Fusion Sci.
Technol., Vol. 68 (2015).

2. **A. Khodak**, P. Titus, I. Zatz, A. Nagy, J. Winkelman, R. Nazikian and T. Scoville, “DIII-D Neutral
Beam Pole Shields Design Including Copper Plate with Removable Molybdenum Insert”, Fusion Sci.
Technol., Vol. 68 (2015).

3. **A. Khodak**, M.A. Jaworski, “Parametric study of a divertor cooling system for a liquid-metal plasma-
facing component”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, v 42, n 8, p 2161-2165, (2014).

4. **A. Khodak**, N. Martovetsky, A. Smirnov, and P. Titus “Optimization of ITER Central Solenoid Insert
design”, Fusion Engineering and Design, v 88, n 9-10, p 1523-1527, (2013).

5. M.A. Jaworski, **A. Khodak**, R. Kaita, “Liquid-metal plasma-facing component research on the
National Spherical Torus Experiment”, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, v 55, n 12, (2013).

6. **A.E. Khodak**, and Ch. Hirsch ‘Second Order Non-Linear k-epsilon Models with Explicit Effect of
Curvature and Rotation’ Computational Fluid Dynamics 96, Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS
Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Paris, 1996 7p

7. **A.E. Khodak**, A. I. Kirillov, V. V. Ris, and E. M. Smirnov ‘Fully-Developed Buoyancy-Affected
Flow and Heat Transfer in an Axiallly Rotating Annular Channel with Longitudinal Partitions’
ASME paper 96-GT-258 8p

8. **A.E. Khodak**, A. I. Kirillov, V. V. Ris, and E. M. Smirnov ‘Buoyancy Effects on Flow and Heat
Transfer in an Axially Rotating Annular Channel with Longitudinal Partitions’ Heat and Mass
Transfer 95, Proceedings of the 2nd ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, pp. 583-588

9. **A.E. Khodak**, A. I. Kirillov, V. V. Ris, and E. M. Smirnov ‘Local Heat transfer in 3-d Turbulent Flow through Ducts Rotating in the Orthogonal Mode’ Proceedings of the 10th International Heat Transfer Conference, Brighton, 1994, Vol. 4, pp. 261-266

10. **A.E. Khodak**, A. I. Kirillov, V. V. Ris, and E. M. Smirnov ‘Numerical Simulation of Secondary, Flows and Longitudinal Roll-Cell Structures in Rotating Channels," Computational Fluid Dynamics 92, Proceedings of the 1st ECCOMAS Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Brussels, 1992, Vol. 2, pp. 597-604