Dr. Stephane Ethier is a Computational Physicist in CPPG at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Physics group of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Princeton University, a computer consultant at INRS-Energie et Materiaux, and a research assistant at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Energy and Materials Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Montreal, Canada. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including two postdoctoral fellowships from the Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et Aide a la Recherche, the Lumonics Student Paper Competion Award, High Performance Computing Centre Award, National Sciences and the Engineering Research Council Award for Summer Research in both plasma physics and biophysics. He has published several articles in refereed journals in addition to being a contributor to international conferences.