Setthivoine You

Setthiovoine You

Assistant Professor
Office: 238 AERB
Phone: (206) 616-8628

Ph.D., Physics, Imperial College, London
M.Sci., Physics, Imperial College, London
Baccalauréat C, Option Internationale, Lycée International, St-Germain-en-Laye, France


Professor Setthivoine You received an M.Sci. in 1997 and then a PhD in 2002, both in Physics from Imperial College, London. His doctoral work was undertaken at the UKAEA Fusion laboratory in Culham near Oxford. In 2002, he became a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied Physics Department at California Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as an assistant professor in 2009, Professor You worked at the University of Tokyo on research sponsored by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.

Professor You's research focuses on the plasma physics of fusion energy and space propulsion. He has worked on density limits and density control of tokamaks using supersonic jet gas-puffing, the formation physics of spheromaks, the interaction between plasma flow and magnetic topology in laboratory astrophysical jets. He is developing a spectroscopic tomographic diagnostic to measure 3D plasma velocities in closed volumes and investigating generalized magnetic relaxation in the laboratory.