Laser diagnostics, Plasma physics
Ahmed Diallo is leader of the pedestal structure and control topical science group of the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U) and is a recipient of a DOE Early Career award. He is developing a fast-burst laser system to investigate the dynamics of the pedestal as well as to control it. He has contributed to the upgrade of the Thomson scattering diagnostic system in preparation for the NSTX-U, and has participated in the operation of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) and the Thomson scattering system prior to their upgrades. He has more than 15 years of experience in laser-aided plasma diagnostics, has authored many scientific papers and given more than 10 talks at national and international scientific meetings.