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Name: Konstantinos Avramidis
Position: Assoc. Professor
Address: Physics Building 5, 2nd floor, Room 16
Tel: (00)30 210 727 6872
e-mail: kavramidis[at]phys.uoa.gr



  • Ph.D. in Engineering (Dr. Eng.), National Technical University of Athens, 2006
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 1998
  • Diploma (Piano Soloist), National Conservatory, Athens, Greece

Research Interests

  • Physics of interaction of particles with electromagnetic fields, with emphasis on the interaction of an electron beam with high-frequency electromagnetic fields in microwave sources.
  • Development of mathematical models and numerical codes, aiming at the understanding of the physical mechanisms in the individual parts of microwave tubes.
  • Design, simulation, development, and experimental testing of gyrotrons.
  • Physics and technology of the electron cyclotron heating and current drive system in fusion reactors.

Selected Publications

  • K. A. Avramidis, Z. C. Ioannidis, S. Illy, J. Jin, T. Ruess, G. Aiello, M. Thumm, and J. Jelonnek, “Multifaceted simulations reproducing experimental results from the 1.5 MW 140 GHz pre-prototype gyrotron for W7-X”, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 3063 - 3069, May 2021. https://doi.org/10.1109/TED.2021.3075653
  • K. A. Avramidis, G. Aiello, S. Alberti, P. T. Brücker, A. Bruschi, J. Chelis, T. Franke, G. Gantenbein, S. Garavaglia, J. Genoud, M. George, G. Granucci, G. Grossetti, J.-P. Hogge, S. Illy, Z. C. Ioannidis, J. Jelonnek, J. Jin, P. C. Kalaria, G. P. Latsas, A. Marek, I. Gr. Pagonakis, D. V. Peponis, S. Ruess, T. Ruess, T. Rzesnicki, T. Scherer, M. Schmid, D. Strauss, M. Thumm, J. Tigelis, C. Wu, A. Zein, A. Zisis, and M. Q. Tran, “Overview of recent gyrotron R&D towards DEMO within EUROfusion Work Package Heating and Current Drive”, Nuclear Fusion, vol. 59, 066014 (9pp), March 2019. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab12f9
  • K. A. Avramidis, A. Bertinetti, F. Albajar, F. Cau, F. Cismondi, G. Gantenbein, S. Illy, Z. C. Ioannidis, J. Jelonnek, F. Legrand, I. Gr. Pagonakis, Y. Rozier, T. Rzesnicki, L. Savoldi, M. Thumm, R. Zanino, “Numerical studies on the influence of cavity thermal expansion on the performance of a high-power gyrotron”, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 2308 - 2315, June 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/TED.2017.2782365
  • K. A. Avramidis, “Investigations and advanced concepts on gyrotron interaction modeling and simulations”, Physics of Plasmas, vol. 22, 123114, December 2015. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4938043
  • K. A. Avramides, I. Gr. Pagonakis, C. T. Iatrou, and J. L. Vomvoridis, “EURIDICE: A code-package for gyrotron interaction simulations and cavity design”, EC-17, 17th Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating, 7-11 May 2012, Deurne, The Netherlands, EPJ Web of Conferences 32, 04016 (2012). dx.doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20123204016

Research Programs

  • National Programme on Thermonuclear Fusion, EU and General Secretary of Research and Technology (GSRT), 1999–2012 and 2022-present.
  • EUROfusion, Horizon-Europe, Work Packages Heating and Current Drive (WPHCD), Wendelstein 7-X (WPW7X), Enabling Research (WPENR), and Training & Education (WPTRED), collaboration between NKUA, KIT (Germany), EPFL (Switzerland), IPP (Germany), ENEA (Italy), 2021-present.
  • EUROfusion, Horizon 2020, Work Packages Heating and Current Drive (WPHCD) and Stellarator-1 (WPS1), collaboration between NKUA, EPFL (Switzerland), KIT (Germany), ENEA (Italy), IPP (Germany), 2014-2020.
  • “Design, Development and Validation of the European Gyrotron for ITER”, F4E-GRT-553, Fusion for Energy, (F4E), collaboration between NKUA, EPFL (Switzerland), KIT (Germany), CNR (Italy), 2014-2021.
  • “Design and Development of the European Gyrotron”, F4E-GRT-432, Fusion for Energy, (F4E), collaboration between NKUA, EPFL (Switzerland), KIT (Germany), CNR (Italy), 2012-2014.