Nathaniel J. Fisch

Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Plasma Physics
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences
Phone: 
609-243-2643
Email Address: 
fisch@princeton.edu
Degrees: 

B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978

 

 

Research Interests:

  • Plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion, lasers, propulsion, waste remediation, and astrophysics

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Career Award, Fusion Power Associates, 2018
  • Batsheva Fellow, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2017
  • Hannes Alfvén Prize, European Physical Society, 2015
  • Weston Visiting Professorship, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute, 2013
  • James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, 2005
  • EO Lawrence Award, 2004
  • Gold Medal, United States Department of Energy, 2004
  • Fellow of NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, 2003
  • Bronze Medal, US Department of Energy, Outstanding Mentor in Undergraduate Research Programs, 2002
  • American Physical Society Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics, 1992
  • Fellow of American Physical Society, 1987
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 1985
  • MIT National Scholar, 1968-1972

Teaching

  • AST 551 General Plasma Physics I
Publications List: 

Recent Publications: 

Recent Patents:

  • V. I. Geyko and N. J. Fisch,  Otto and Diesel Cycles Employing Spinning Gas, US Patent No. 10,450,943, issued October 22, 2019.