Veronika Klevarova

Research Scientist

Veronika Klevarova became a member of the Columbia Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department in 2021, shortly after obtaining her Ph.D. in the Engineering Physics, jointly from the Ghent University, Belgium and LMU, Germany. As a postdoctoral researcher, she conducted research in the area of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and plasma control on the KSTAR tokamak. Veronika obtained her B.S in General Physics in 2012 and M.S. in Physics of Materials in 2016, both at the Charles University, Czech republic. She also completed a European Master of Science in Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics in 2015. In her Master projects, Veronika focused on the tokamak plasma-wall interactions and investigation of plasma properties by means of high-resolution spectroscopy. In her doctoral project, she studied properties of disruptive MHD modes using a large multi-device database of disruptive discharges. She now works in the department as a full-time research scientist.