fptg

The Fusion and Astrophysical Plasma Physics Group (FAPP) at University of California San Diego studies the physics of plasma—hot, ionized gas—with the aims of advancing fusion energy and humankind’s understanding of the universe.


Current Members

Faculty

Patrick H. Diamond — Professor of Physics, CASS

Mikhail A. Malkov — Research Scientist, CASS

Fred Hinton — Research Scientist, CASS

George R. Tynan — Associate Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering; Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Xiang Fan — Ph.D. Student

Rima J. Hajjar — Ph.D. Student

Robin Heinonen — Ph.D. Student

Jiacong Li — Ph.D. Student

Rongjie Hong — Ph.D. Student (advisor: Prof. George Tynan)

Zhibin Guo — Postdoctoral Researcher

Past Members

Marshall N. Rosenbluth, Professor

  • K. Swartz, 1981
  • P.L. Similon, 1981-1983
  • P.W. Terry, 1981-1983
  • Z.G. An, 1982-1984
  • T.S. Hahm, 1984-1986
  • D. Thayer, 1984-1987
  • B. Scott, 1985-1987
  • P. Lyster, 1986-1987
  • H. Biglari, 1986-1990
  • Y-B. Kim, 1988-1992
  • X-H. Wang, 1989-1992
  • J.A. Crotinger, 1989-1992 (LLNL, PPRI)
  • G. Vetoulis, 1994-1996
  • A. Gruzinov, 1995-1996
  • V. Lebedev, 1995-1997
  • M. Isichenko, 1995-1998
  • M. Medvedev, 1996-1998
  • S. Champeaux, 1999-2001
  • E.-J. Kim, 2000-2004
  • L. Silvers, 2005
  • O. Gurcan, 2005-2008
  • C. McDevitt, 2008-2010
  • K. Miki, 2008-2010
  • G. Dif-Pradalier, 2008-2011
  • L. Wang, 2010-2012 (WCI, Korea)
  • H.J. Sun, 2010-2012 (WCI, Korea)
  • M. Lesur, 2010-2012 (WCI, Korea)
  • S. Tokunaga, 2010-2012 (WCI, Korea)
  • S. Yi, 2010-2014 (WCI, Korea)
  • T. Rhee, 2010-2014 (WCI, Korea)
  • M. Leconte, 2010-2014 (WCI-Korea)
  • W. Xiao, 2011-2012 (WCI, Korea)
  • Y. Kosuga, 2012-2013 (WCI, Korea)
  • Z. Guo, 2012-2014 (WCI, Korea)
  • J. Hong, 2013-2014 (WCI, Korea)
  • Z. Lu, 2013-2015 (CMTFO; co-supervised with Dr. Weixin Wang at PPPL)
  • T. Chiueh, 1983-1985, Ph.D. 1985
  • R.D. Sydora, 1983-1985, Ph.D. 1985
  • G.S. Lee, 1984-1986, Ph.D. 1986
  • G.G. Craddock, 1983-1987, Ph.D. 1987
  • O.J. Kwon, 1985-1988, Ph.D. 1989
  • N. Mattor, 1985-1988, Ph.D. 1989
  • F.Y. Gang, 1986-1990, Ph.D. 1990
  • I. Smith, 1989-1991, Ph.D. 1991 (with J. Katz, Washington U.)
  • A. Ware, 1989-1992, Ph.D. 1992
  • T. Mello, 1989-1994, Ph.D. 1994
  • Y-M. Liang, 1990-1993, Ph.D. 1993
  • W-L. Zhang, 1990-1994, Ph.D. 1994
  • V. Lebedev, 1990-1995, Ph.D. 1995
  • A. Gruzinov, 1992-1995, Ph.D. 1995
  • M. Medvedev, 1993-1996, Ph.D. 1996
  • J. Goldberg, 1995-1998, Ph.D. 1998
  • J. Fleischer, 1994-1999, Ph.D. 1999
  • I. Gruzinov, 1999-2002, Ph.D. 2002
  • C. Holland, 1998-2003, Ph.D. 2003
  • O. Gurcan, 2000-2005, Ph.D. 2005
  • C. McDevitt, 2003-2008, Ph.D. 2008
  • S. Keating, 2004-2008, Ph.D. 2008
  • N. Pablant, 2006-2010, Ph.D. 2010 (co-advisor with K. Burrell, G.A.)
  • Z. Wang, 2007-2011, Ph.D. 2011, Peking University
  • Y. Kosuga, 2007-2012, Ph.D. 2012
  • Z. Guo, 2010-2012, Ph.D. 2012, Peking University
  • L. Zhao, 2007-2013, Ph.D. 2013
  • C. Chrystal, 2007-2014, Ph.D. 2014 (co-advisor with K. Burrell, G.A.)
  • P.-C. Hsu, 2009-2015, Ph.D. 2015

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