The Kyushu University Itoh project prize is awarded each year in association with the EPS Conference on Plasma Physics. The prize aims to recognize doctoral students who have performed excellent research on plasma turbulence, transport, confinement, or any related topic. The winner is offered the opportunity to visit Kyushu University, Japan, for one week, including paid flights and living expenses, although the situation may change depending on COVID-19. The competition is judged by a panel of experts chaired by Professor Akihide Fujisawa of Kyushu University.
The 2022 Kyushu University Itoh project prize was awarded to Ralf Mackenbach (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) for “Available energy and its relation to turbulent transport”. Paul Mulholland (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) for “KBM and finite beta ITG turbulence in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator” and Zongyu Yang (Southwestern Institute of Physics, People’s Republic of China) for “An interpretable, transferable, and real-time disruption predictor in HL-2A based on deep learning” were highly commended.