Enrique Castro was born in Caracas on September 30, 1965. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2000 from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela. He is a Full Professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in nuclear fusion and nonlinear phenomena in plasma physics. He is a Coordinator of the DID-G59 (group of interdisciplinary applications in physics and chemistry) Research Institute at the USB and a member of the DID-G22 (nonlinear phenomena in plasmas and fluids) Research Institute at the USB. His research interest areas are mainly in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, quantum optics, and quantum information. His publications include about 52 international papers published in plasma physics and other areas of physics. He is a Member of the Organizing Committee of the VII (1997) and XII (2007) International Workshop in Plasma Physics. Moreover, he is a Cochairman of the International School on Fundaments and Frontier Problems in Plasmas Physics (2001). His current research interests are in the study of transport phenomena in tokamaks, in particular the study of the evolution of toroidal rotations in tokamaks plasmas, as well as the study of the bootstrap current, its dependence on the geometrical properties of plasmas, and its intermachine experimental comparison.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2012