Filippo Scotti is carrying out experimental research in plasma physics at Princeton University. His research topic is the study of the transport of impurities in a nuclear fusion device, the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The main goal of the laboratory is to develop thermonuclear fusion as an inexhaustible source of clean energy.
Born in Piacenza, Italy, Filippo received a Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the Politecnico of Milan where he graduated summa cum laude. During his Bachelor’s level studies, Filippo’s interests focused primarily on energy production and global energy problems. These interests led him to pursue a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan. After winning a Monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Filippo spent two years at the University of Tokyo doing thesis research on laser aided low temperature plasma diagnostics. These opporunities allowed him complete a double Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan and in Quantum engineering at the University of Tokyo.