Foster is recognized for improving fundamental understanding of transport across the span of low-temperature plasmas.
Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion
John Foster named Fellow of the American Physical Society
Dion Li discovers electromagnetic shock phenomenon omitted from Ramo-Shockley theorem
The Engineering Physics student was published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.
Annie Kritcher leads revolutionary nuclear fusion experiment
The NERS alum and her team at LLNL came close to reproducing the power of the sun on earth.
Strong magnetic fields change how friction works in plasma
Rather than just slowing down a charged particle moving through a plasma, friction can also push from the side in a strong magnetic field.
Scott Baalrud receives funding to research high-energy-density plasmas
Baalrud will research the dynamic structure of magnetized high-energy-density plasmas.
Ryan McBride leads IEEE TPS Best Paper
The paper is based on a tutorial presentation at the Mini-Course on Charged Particle Beams and High-Powered Pulsed Sources.
Fluid motion induced by plasma interaction with water with self-organization
NERS PhD Student Zimu Yang writes Featured Article in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Brendan Sporer receives DOE NNSA Fellowship
The NERS PhD student has embarked on a project to create high-density field reversed configurations.
Prof. Ryan McBride named PPML Director
The current Director, Prof. Ronald Gilgenbach has decided to step down effective May 1.
Scott Baalrud named to Physics of Plasmas Editorial Board
NERS Prof. Scott Baalrud’s three-year editorial board appointment began this week.
Professor John Foster wins Ronald C. Davidson Award
The award recognizes outstanding plasma physics research by a Physics of Plasmas author.
New Faculty: Scott Baalrud
Scott Baalrud will join NERS as an associate professor in January 2021.
NERS promotes several faculty members and research scientists
The promotions take effect September 1, 2020.
NERS Professor Karl Krushelnick honored with professorship
Krushelnick has been named the Henry J. Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Engineering.
Carolyn Kuranz appointed to the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
The committee advises the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
John Foster named Associate Fellow of the AIAA
Professor Foster is recognized for his work on ion thruster life extension.