Short CV/Education and training


  • since 2013
    ICREA Research Professor, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) – Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain.

  • 2006 – 2007
    Ion Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Garching, Germany.

  • 1995 – 2004
    JET Joint European Torus, Culham Science Centre, Culham,Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

  • 1992 – 2007
    Helsinki University Of Technology, now Aalto University, Plasma Physics And Fusion Group, Finland.


  • 1988 – 1992
    Diplomi-insinööri (Master of Science in Technology). Higher graduate degree (no diploma was issued at the end of the lower Batchelor's degree). Field of study: Technical Physics. Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

  • 1993 – 1994
    Tekniikan Lisensiaatti (Licentiate in Technology). First postgraduate degree. Field of study: Technical Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

  • 1995 – 1999
    Tekniikan Tohtori (Doctor of Science in Technology). Field of study: Engineering Physics. Helsinki University of Technology, now called Aalto University School of Science, Finland. I carried out the scientific research for this degree at Joint European Torus (JET), Culham, United Kingdom

Selected publications

  • I have published 85 peer-reviewed original scientific journal publications including 11 Physical Review Letters, 111 scientific conference papers and 7 reports. They have attracted more than 3100 citations and resulted in a Hirsch-index of 33 (Google Scholar, September 2014). The highlights include:

  • M.J. Mantsinen, M.-L. Mayoral, V.G. Kiptily, S.E. Sharapov, B. Alper, A. Bickley, M. de Baar, L.-G. Eriksson, A. Gondhalekar, T. Hellsten, K. Lawson, F. Nguyen, J.-M. Noterdaeme, E. Righi, A.A. Tuccillo, M. Zerbini and contributors to the EFDA-JET workprogramme, 'Alpha Tail Production with Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating of 4He Beam Ions in JET Plasmas,' Physical Review Letters 88 (2002) 105002:1-4.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, L.C. Ingesson, T. Johnson, V.G. Kiptily, M.-L. Mayoral, S.E. Sharapov, B. Alper, L. Bertalot, S. Conroy, L.-G. Eriksson, T. Hellsten, J.-M. Noterdaeme, S. Popovichev, E. Righi, and A.A. Tuccillo, 'Controlling the Profile of Ion-Cyclotron-Resonant Ions in JET with the Wave-Induced Pinch Effect,' Physical Review Letters 89 (2002) 115004:1-4.

  • L.-G. Eriksson, M. Mantsinen, D. Borba, A. Fasoli, R. Heeter, S. Sharapov, D.F.H. Start, J. Carlsson, A. Gondhalekar, T. Hellsten, and A. Korotkov, 'Evidence for Wave Induced Particle Pinch in the Presence of Toroidally Asymmetric ICRF-waves,' Physical Review Letters 81 (1998) 1231.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, M.-L. Mayoral, D. Van Eester, B. Alper, R. Barnsley, P. Beaumont, J. Bucalossi, I. Coffey, S. Conroy, M. de Baar, P. de Vries, K. Erents, A. Figueiredo, A. Gondhalekar, C. Gowers, T. Hellsten , E. Joffrin, V. Kiptily, P.U. Lamalle , K. Lawson, A. Lyssoivan, J. Mailloux, P. Mantica, F. Meo, F. Milani, I. Monakhov, A. Murari, F. Nguyen, J.-M. Noterdaeme, J. Ongena, Yu. Petrov, E. Rachlew, V. Riccardo, E. Righi, F. Rimini, M. Stamp, A.A. Tuccillo, K.-D. Zastrow, M. Zerbini and JET EFDA contributors, 'Localised Bulk Electron Heating with ICRF Mode Conversion in the JET Tokamak,' Nucl. Fusion 44 (2004) 33.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, C. Angioni, L.-G. Eriksson, A. Gondhalekar, T. Hellsten, T. Johnson, M.-L. Mayoral, K.G. McClements, M.F.F. Nave, F. Nguyen, S. Podda, J. Rapp, O. Sauter, S.E. Sharapov, E. Westerhof and contributors to the EFDA-JET workprogramme, 'Analysis of ion cyclotron heating and current drive at omega = 2 omega_cH for sawtooth control in JET plasmas,' Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 44 (2002) 1521.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, S. Sharapov, B. Alper, A. Gondhalekar and D.C. McDonald, 'A new type of MHD activity in JET ICRF-only discharges with high fast-ion energy contents,' Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 42 (2000) 1291.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, L.-G. Eriksson, A. Gondhalekar and T. Hellsten, 'Evidence for regions of nearly suppressed velocity space diffusion caused by finite Larmor radius effects during ICRF heating,' Nuclear Fusion 39 (1999) 459.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, L.-G. Eriksson, E. Gauthier, G.T. Hoang, E. Joffrin, R. Koch, X. Litaudon, A. Lyssoivan, P. Mantica, M.F.F. Nave, J.-M. Noterdaeme, C.C. Petty, O. Sauter and S.E. Sharapov, 'Application of ICRF waves in tokamaks beyond heating,'Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 45 (2003) A445.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, L.-G. Eriksson, V. Bhatnagar, G. Cottrell, A. Gondhalekar, C. Gormezano, R. König, P. Lomas, E. Righi, F. Rimini, G. Sips, D. Start, F.X. Söldner, D. Testa, B. Tubbing and K.-D. Zastrow, 'Analysis of Bulk Ion Heating with ICRH in JET High Performance Plasmas,' Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 41 (1999) 843.

  • M.J. Mantsinen, O.N. Jarvis, V.Kiptily, S. Sharapov, B. Alper, L-G. Eriksson, A. Gondhalekar, R.F. Heeter, D. McDonald, 'First Observation of p-T Fusion in JET Tritium Plasmas with ICRF heating of protons,' Nuclear Fusion 41 (2001) 1815.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA), Energetic Particle Physics Topical Group, Expert, since 2013

  • Institute of Physics Publishing, United Kingdom, Invited member of Editorial Board of the journal 'Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion,' 2006 – 2008

  • Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers, member since 1992

  • European Physical Society, member since 1996

  • Finnish Physical Society, member since 1992

Additional qualifications

  • 2014: Coordinator of EUROfusion MST1 (Medium Size Tokamak Campaigns) Task T14-5 "Coordination of fast ion modelling (stability and transport)".

  • 2002 – 2003: Deputy Leader of Task Force Heating and Current Drive, JET Joint European Torus, Culham Science Centre, Culham,Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

  • 2001 – 2004: Scientific coordinator of approximately 35 experimental sessions in the field of ICRF heating at JET, including preparation, experimental set-up, follow-up and publication.

  • 2000: one-month research stay at General Atomics (GA), DIII-D Programme, San Diego, USA.


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