The Computational Plasma Physics Group develops theoretical and computational models for a variety of Plasma Physics applications ranging from fusion edge plasmas to industrial plasmas and nuclear forensic, utilizing advanced, predictive simulation capabilities on high-performance computing machines, and multi-physics multi-scale models.

Research Methods

  • Boltzmann solvers using Continuum and Statistical Methods
  • Particle-in-Cells optimized for High-Performance Computing
  • Multi-species plasmas with complex Chemistry evolution
  • Monte Carlo methods for Plasma Transport
  • Ion-matter interaction, with focus on material erosion, ion implantation,
    and back-scattering during plasma exposure
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale Code Coupling

Engineering Applications

  • Plasma Surface Interactions
  • Edge Plasmas (tokamaks, stellarators)
  • Laser ablated plasmas
  • Plasma Sources (Helicons, ICPs, CCP)
  • Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Plasma Thrusters



Code of Conduct – The Laboratory of Computational Plasma Physics is an interactive environment for sharing new ideas and conducting research from a diverse group, with respect for all participants without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, or any other aspect of how we identify ourselves.