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PPST Faculty

The faculty for the PPST is interdepartmental. Members are from the departments of Chemical and Biological EngineeringElectrical EngineeringMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringAstrophysical SciencesChemistry, and Physics.

PPST Directors

  • Samuel A. Cohen, Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • James C. Sturm, Electrical Engineering

PPST Executive Committee

  • Jay B. Benziger, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • Organic Vapor Phase Deposition of Thin Film LEDs and Solar Cells
    • Desulfurization of Hydrocarbon Fuels
    • Dynamics and Control of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    • New Polymer Composite Materials for Fuel Cells
  • Edgar Y. Choueiri, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Plasma Propulsion for Spacecraft
    • Plasma Instabilities and Turbulence in Collisional Low-temperature Plasmas
    • Plasma Dynamics in Space and Laboratory Devices
    • Astronautics
  • Samuel A. Cohen, Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    • Aneutronic FRC Fusion Reactor Research
    • Plasma Flow through Apertures
  • Nathaniel J. Fisch, Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    • Plasma Waves
    • Current Drive
    • Laser/Plasma Interaction
    • Plasma Propulsion
  • Yannis G. Kevrekidis, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • Nonlinear Dynamics and Numerical Bifurcation
    • Multiscale Modeling and Computation
    • Model Reduction and Manifold Learning Techniques
    • Fuel Cell Dynamics, Instabilities and Control
  • Bruce E. Koel, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    • Plasma-materials Interactions
    • Liquid Metals and Alloys
    • Heterogeneous Catalysis
    • Surface Characterization and Imaging
  • Stephen A. Lyon, Electrical Engineering
    • Device Physics
    • Quantum Dots in Devices
    • Quantum Computing
  • Herschel A. Rabitz, Chemistry
    • Controlling Events at the Atomic and Molecular Scales with Shaped Laser Pulses acting as Photonic Reagents
    • Accelerating the Discovery of Complex Materials Formulations and Efficacious Molecules for Targeted Applications
  • Michael V. Romalis, Physics
    • Applications of Atomic Physics Techniques
    • Ultra-sensitive Atomic Magnetometers
    • Tests of Lorentz and CPT Symmetry
    • Development of quantum-limited Atomic Sensors
  • James C. Sturm, Electrical Engineering
    • Forming Microelectronics and Macroelectronics
    • Large-area Electronics, Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Thin Film Transistors
    • Flat Panel and Flexible Displays
    • Biological Applications of Nanostructures
  • Szymon Suckewer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    • X-ray Laser Development and Applications
    • Powerful Picosecond and Femtosecond Lasers
    • Laser Interactions with Matter
    • Lasers for Gas and Plasma Diagnostics
    • Plasma Spark Plug for Internal Combustion Engines

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