John A. Krommes

Lecturer with the Rank of Professor
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B.S., Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1971

Ph.D., Astrophysical Sciences, Program in Plasma Physics, Princeton University, 1975


Research Interests

  • Plasma turbulence: conceptual foundations and applications
  • Gyrokinetics and gyrofluids: theory and simulation

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Graduate mentoring award, Princeton University
Publications List: 
  • Krommes, J. A. Bob Dewar and turbulence theory: lessons in creativity and courage.Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 54, 014001 (2012). 
  • Krommes, J. A. The Gyrokinetic Description of Microturbulence in Magnetized Plasmas. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 44, 175-201 (2012). 
  • Krommes, J. A. Advances and Current Challenges in the Theory of Zonal-Flow Generation. AIP Conf. Proc. 1308, 1-15 (2010). 
  • Krommes, J. A. Nonlinear gyrokinetics: a powerful tool for the description of microturbulence in magnetized plasmas. Phys. Scripta 2010, 014035 (2010).