Graduate Students

Joe Abbate

  • 2018
  • Advisor: E. Kolemen

Current Project: Model-predictive tokamak control

Andrew Alt

  • 2015
  • Advisor: H. Ji

Current Project: Stability of magnetic flux ropes in laboratory experiments

Kendra Bergstedt

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

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

Matthew Bledsoe

  • 2018
  • Advisor: Y. Raitses

Abraham Chien

  • 2014
  • Advisor: H. Ji

Dahan Choi

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Ferraro

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...

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

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

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

Ben Israeli

  • 2017
  • Advisor: H. Qin

Current Project: Supersymmetry breaking in 2D turbulence

Peter Jandovitz

  • 2014
  • Advisor: S. Cohen

Suying Jin

  • 2018
  • Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

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

Grant Johnson

  • 2020

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 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

Much of my research focuses on problems involving differential cross-field transport and rotating plasmas.

Brian Kraus

  • 2014
  • Advisors: P. Efthimion, M. Bitter, L. Gao, K. Hill

Brian Kraus joined the program in 2014 and has since been wrestling with the inherent confusion of experimental physics. He grew up in Palmer Lake...

Huws Landsberger

Alex LeViness

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

Current Project: Optimizing a QA stellarator for fast particle confinement

Kirill Lezhnin

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Current Project: Interplay between Forward Raman Scattering and self-modulational instabilities in laser plasmas

Jessica Li

  • 2018
  • Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

Current Project: Optimizing for turbulent transport in stellarators

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: H. Ji

Noah Mandell

  • 2014
  • Advisor: G. Hammett

I am interested in turbulence and transport in fusion plasmas. I am working with Greg Hammett on gyrokinetic simulations of turbulence in the edge...

Michael May

  • 2019
  • Advisors: I. Kaganovich, Y. Raitses

Michael Quackenbush May entered the Princeton Program in Plasma Physics in 2019 after graduating from Williams College with degrees in physics and...

Nicholas McGreivy

  • 2017
  • Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

Mike Mlodik

  • 2016
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

I am currently working with Nat Fisch, Elijah Kolmes, and Ian Ochs on the topic of wave-driven rotating torus (WDRT).

Oak Nelson

  • 2016
  • Advisor: E. Kolemen

I am a graduate student at PPPL working on a thesis entitled "Comprehensive dynamic analysis of the H-mode pedestal in DIII-D." This thesis will...

Richard Nies

  • 2019
  • Advisors: N. Fisch, A. Reiman

Ian Ochs

  • 2015
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

Eric Palmerduca

  • 2017
  • Advisor: S. Cohen

Tony Qian

  • 2019
  • Advisor: M. Zarnstorff

Current Project: MUSE Permanent Magnet Stellarator

Eduardo Rodriguez

  • 2017
  • Advisor: A. Bhattacharjee

Tal Rubin

  • 2019
  • Advisor: N. Fisch

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.

Hoamin 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
  • President of Princeton Women in Plasma Physics

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