Matthew Hole holds degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, and completed a PhD on plasma physics at the University of Sydney. He has worked for the UK Chulham Centre for Fusion Energy on an innovative spherical tokamak concept, as well as in the field of space plasma physics in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.
Matthew, an ARC Future Fellow, is the Leader of the Plasma Theory and Modelling in Plasma Research Laboratory at the ANU. Group research includes the physics of burning plasmas, integrated modelling using Bayesian probability theory, and the development of MHD models to describe magnetic fields in fully three dimensional geometry.
Matthew is also the inaugural Chair of the Australian ITER Forum (www.ainse.edu.au/fusion), a growing consortium of over 140 scientists and engineers drawn from universities, government research laboratories, private industry and the general public. The Forum seeks to promote the science of fusion energy through advocacy of Australian involvement in the world's largest science project: the next step fusion energy experiment, ITER.