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Robert Kaita

Principal Research Physicist, P.I., LTX

Robert (Bob) Kaita is head of boundary physics opera- tions for the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) and deputy head of research operations. Kaita
is also a co-principal investigator of the Lithium Tokamak 
Experiment (LTX). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the Kaul Foundation Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. He has supervised the research of many students in the PPPL Program in Plasma Physics in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. 


  • Expert Topics: Fusion energy
  • Lithium
  • Plasma diagnostics

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