Andrei Khodak

Engineering Analyst
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

Telephone: 609-243-3028

Email: akhodak@pppl.gov

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Research Interest

Plasma Modelling, Magnetohydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modelling, Heat and Mass Transfer

Research 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