Ricardo (Ricky) Maqueda


Ricardo J. Maqueda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in March 1963. From 1981 to 1988 he studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires where he received a "Licenciado en F&iacutesica" degree (similar to a MS degree) in June 1988. He then worked for the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) where he had done his thesis research. In December of 1988 he was awarded a one year fellowship from CNEA to do his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle (USA) where he became a non-matriculated student in January 1989. In September 1990 he matriculated as student at the Nuclear Engineering Department of the University of Washington (UW). While at this University he worked on the Coaxial Slow Source experiment of the UW and on the Large s Experiment at STI Optronics, Bellevue, Washington. Upon obtaining his Ph.D. in November of 1993 he returned to Argentina where he taught at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and obtained (March 1995) a Postdoctoral Fellowship from UBA to work at the Plasma Physics Institute (College of Exact and Natural Sciences). On July 1995 he left his fellowship at UBA to become a Post-doctoral researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico, USA.

While at LANL Ricky has been working with the Magnetic Fusion Team (within the Plasma Physics P-24 Group) on the production of runaway electrons on the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, on disruption statistics of TFTR plasmas, on the applicability of natural diamond as detectors for fusion neutrons, and designing an infrared periscope for C-MOD at the Plasma Fusion Center of MIT.

Ricky is married to Claudia M. Aprea and has a daughter named Victoria (photo) (born Sept. 1992).

Recent contributions/publications

12th Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, June 7-11, 1998, Princeton, NJ, USA
"The New Infrared Imaging System on Alcator C-Mod", R. J. Maqueda, G. A. Wurden, J. L. Terry, and J. A. Stillerman. (Poster ).

FY98 NSTX Research Forum, December 3-5, 1997, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, USA
"Fast Visible and Infrared Diagnostics for NSTX .

39th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society, November 17-21, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Fast Visible and IR Imaging in Alcator C-Mod", R. J. Maqueda, G. A. Wurden, J. L. Terry, J. A. Stillerman, and S. J. Zweben. (Poster ).

"Proton recoil detector of fusion neutrons using natural diamond ". R. J. Maqueda, Cris W. Barnes, S. S. Han, P. A. Staples, and R. S. Wagner. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68 No. 1, (1997) pp. 624-627.

First Annual C-Mod Ideas Forum, January 9-10, 1997, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
"New IR Imaging System on Alcator C-MOD ", R. J. Maqueda, G. A Wurden, and J. L. Terry.


P-24 Plasma Physics, MS E526
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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Last update: August 20, 1998 by Ricky Maqueda