Office of Research

Plasma Science and Innovation Center


The Plasma Science and Innovation Center's primary objective is to develop predictive capability for "EC-level" experiments, so that one can design and model new experiments in fusion science and in other areas of plasma science, but without actual construction.

Core Services Offered

Five key physics issues have been identified for developing unified and comprehensive modeling capabilities for EC experiments. They are:

1. Two fluid / Hall physics.

2. Kinetic and FLR effects.

3. Reconnection, relaxation physics.

4. Transport, atomic physics, and radiation.

5. Boundary conditions and geometry.

Funding Information:

Department of Energy (DOE) 2005, 2010, 2011

Reporting Structure:

James C. Hermanson, Chair, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics.

Related UW Entities:

College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering

External Partners:

Utah State University
University of Wisconsin

Center Details

Director: Jarboe, Thomas
Location: AERB 241
Year Started: 2005
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics 
Faculty Involvement: 4