November 06, 2023

Ruben Otin - Research

Ruben Otin


Ph.D. in Physics - Polytechnic University of Catalonia
M.Sc. in Physics - University of Zaragoza


Since 2014 I work for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority [UKAEA] at its nuclear fusion research division Culham Centre for Fusion Energy [CCFE]. At UKAEA I am mainly working on:
  • Development of numerical tools and algorithms for the computation of electromagnetic loads on JET, ITER, MAST-U, DEMO and STEP
  • Development of a finite element software for RF near field computation of ICRH antennas in magnetized cold plasmas
  • Modelling of faulty scenarios for ITER superconducting magnets (quench evolution, Joule heating, electric arcs)
  • Risk assessment and proposal of new designs for improved performance of in-vessel and ex-vessel components
  • Participation in JET experimental campaigns as plasma duty officer and high-frequency pellet injector operator
Before joining UKAEA I worked for almost 12 years at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering [CIMNE]. There, I participated in several European and national projects on:
  • Development of numerical models and software tools
  • Research on novel finite element formulations
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Cable design and optimization
  • Electromagnetic forming
  • Antenna modelling and microwave engineering
Before joining CIMNE I worked as software developer in the private sector.

More information about my research activities can be found in the following links: To contact me, please send an email to: