Graduate Students

Joe Abbate

  • 2018
  • Advisor: E. Kolemen

Current Project: machine learning for transport analysis and predictions

Andrew Alt

  • 2015
  • Advisor: H. Ji

Current Project: Stability of magnetic flux ropes in laboratory experiments

Kendra Bergstedt

  • 2018
  • Advisor: H. Ji
  • Vice President of Princeton Women in Plasma Physics

Kendra grew up in Roseville, Minnesota and got their undergraduate degrees in Physics and Math at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Matthew Bledsoe

  • 2018
  • Advisor: Y. Raitses

Dahan Choi

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Ferraro

Current Project: Investigating the Effects of Magnetic Topology on Transport in the H-Mode Pedestal

Nirbhav Chopra

  • 2018
  • Advisor: Y. Raitses

Nirbhav Singh Chopra entered the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2018 after receiving undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics and...

Xu Chu

  • 2021
  • Advisor: M. Zarnstorff

Current Project: electron beam mapping of magnetic fields on MUSE

Eric Emdee

  • 2016
  • Advisor: R. Goldston

My research involves a "lithium vapor box" to test a detached divertor concept.

Eugene Evans

  • 2013
  • Advisor: S. Cohen

Harry Fetsch

  • 2020
  • Advisor: Y. Raitses

Current Project: Characterizing dielectric barrier discharges for disinfection

Thomas Foster

  • 2021
  • Advisor: M. Kunz

Current Project: magnetic braking of protostellar disks including the Hall effect

Frank Fu

  • 2020
  • Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

Current Project: RF current condensation

Yichen Fu

  • 2017
  • Advisor: H. Qin

Current Project: Parity-time symmetry in fluids and plasmas; Numerical algorithm for stochastic systems; Topological properties of plasma waves....

Deepen Garg

  • 2016
  • Advisor: I. Dodin

Current Project: Interaction of gravitational waves with plasma

Alexander Glasser

  • 2015
  • Advisor: H. Qin

Current Project: Poincaré symmetry in a discrete universe with applications to computational plasma physics

Jesse Griff-McMahon

  • 2020
  • Advisor: J. Mikhailova

Current Project: the generation of high harmonics with orbital angular momentum

Alec Griffith

  • 2017
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: computational work on four-wave upconversion in a plasma

Ben Israeli

  • 2017
  • Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

Current Project: resonant instabilities in dusty plasmas

Peter Jandovitz

  • 2014
  • Advisor: S. Cohen

Brian Jensen

  • 2021
  • Advisor: Y. Raitses

Current Project: Hall Thrusters

Suying Jin

  • 2018
  • Advisor: I. Dodin

Suying Jin (김소영) joined the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2018, after graduating from UCLA.

Courtney Johnson

  • 2021
  • Advisor: L. Delgado-Aparicio

Current Project: imaging runaway electrons at low density during startup and/or disruption at MST

Grant Johnson

  • 2020
  • Advisor: I. Kaganovich

Current Project: Development of collisional modules for the simulation code LTP Pic with benchmarking to kinetic continuum codes

Sierra Jubin

  • 2017
  • Advisor: I. Kaganovich
  • Secretary and Treasurer of Princeton Women in Plasma Physics

Sierra Jubin grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and received her undergraduate degree in physics from Williams College in 2017.

Elijah Kolmes

  • 2015
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: Particle, Charge, and Energy Rearrangement in Rotating Magnetized Plasma

Huws Landsberger

Alex LeViness

  • 2018
  • Advisor: D. Gates
  • President of Princeton Women in Plasma Physics

Current Project: Measurement of fast ion losses in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Kirill Lezhnin

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: cross-beam energy transfer via forward raman scattering

Jessica Li

  • 2018
  • Advisors: A. Reiman, M. Zarnstorff

Current Project: turbulence in negative triangularity plasmas

Dingyun Liu

  • 2019
  • Advisor: W. Fox

Dingyun Liu grew up in Wuhan, China, and she had her undergraduate education at University of Science and Technology of China.

Nicolas Lopez

  • 2015
  • Advisor: I. Dodin

Nick grew up in sunny California. However, he had to say goodbye to the sun when he attended MIT for college.

Stephen Majeski

  • 2019
  • Advisor: M. Kunz

Current Project: propagation of slow modes in collisionless high beta plasmas

Michael May

  • 2019
  • Advisor: H. Qin

Current: Project: quantum analogies of classical instabilities 

Nicholas McGreivy

  • 2017
  • Advisor: A. Hakim

Current Project: Machine Learned Reconstruction for Finite Volume and Discontinuous Galerkin

Elena Mitra

  • 2021
  • Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

Current Project: RF Current Condensation

Mike Mlodik

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: multi-ion transport in magnetized plasma

Richard Nies

  • 2019
  • Advisors: A. Bhattacharjee

Current Project: quasisymmetry optimization with adjoint methods

Ian Ochs

  • 2015
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: Controlling and Exploiting Perpendicular Rotation in Magnetized Plasmas

Eric Palmerduca

  • 2017
  • Advisor: H. Qin

Current Project: symplectic integrators for guiding center dynamics

Nicholas Pham

  • 2021
  • Advisor: V. Duarte

Current Project: wave particle resonance in a kinetic setting

Tony Qian

  • 2019
  • Advisor: M. Zarnstorff

Current Project: MUSE Permanent Magnet Stellarator

Eduardo Rodriguez

  • 2017
  • Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

Current Project: Quasisymmetry

Maxwell Rosen

  • 2021
  • Advisor: A. Hakim

Current Project: on numerical methods for treating high magnetic field gradients relevant to high-temperature superconducting mirror experiments...

Tal Rubin

  • 2019
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: multispecies rotating plasmas

Adam Rutkowski

  • 2020
  • Advisor: D. Gates

Current Project: Error field correction in the permanent magnet stellarator prototype

Valentin Skoutnev

  • 2016
  • Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

My thesis is on the role of the magneto-shear-current effect in the solar tachocline.

Haomin Sun

  • 2020

Jace Waybright

  • 2020
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: Fermi acceleration in plasmas

Himawan Winarto

  • 2018
  • Advisor: M. Kunz

Current Project: Tearing and Mirror instabilities related effect in current sheet formation

Evan Yerger

  • 2016
  • Advisor: M. Kunz

I am working to elucidate the role plasma waves play in magnetic reconnection that occurs when the solar wind collides with the Earth’s...

Laura Xin Zhang

  • 2016
  • Advisor: F. Poli

Laura (张歆) came all the way from the other side of the "big pond" otherwise known as the Pacific ocean.

Michael Zhang

  • 2019
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: shock-turbulence interaction with plasma viscosity