# People

Listed below are the members of the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division of the Department of Mathematics.

The Division Director is Antoine Cerfon.

## Faculty

Russel Caflisch

Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Courant Institute

Plasma kinetics, Monte Carlo simulation, hybrid simulation methods, flows in diodes

Antoine Cerfon

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Magnetohydrodynamics in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, nonneutral plasmas, kinetic theory in plasmas and rarefied gases

Harold Weitzner

Professor of Mathematics, former director of MFD Division

Fluid dynamics; differential equations

## Research Staff

Silvia Espinosa

Courant Instructor

Plasma physics, fusion energy, transport, kinetic, neoclassical, MHD, impurity, pedestal, edge, tokamak, stellarator, numerical methods, high performance computing, computational fluid dynamics

Eugenia Kim

Post-doctoral researcher

Numerical PDE, Numerical analysis, Computational physics, Scientific computing, Numerical micromagnetics, Mimetic finite difference method, 3D magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium in plasma physics.

Dhairya Malhotra

Post-doctoral researcher

Numerical analysis, integral equations, fast algorithms, high performance computing, complex fluids, computational physics

Tonatiuh Sanchez-Vizuet

Post-doctoral researcher

Numerical analysis and scientific computing; Time-domain boundary integral equations; Integral equation methods for wave propagation; continuous and discontinuous Galerkin methods; Coupling schemes for multiphysics problems

Denis Silantyev

Post-doctoral researcher

Nonlinear wave dynamics, instabilities and collapses in optics, plasma and hydrodynamics; Laser-plasma interaction, laser fusion; Pattern formation in nonlinear optics, thermodynamics and biology; Numerical methods including spectral methods, adaptive and nonuniform grids; Scientific computing, high-performance computing (HPC)

Wrick Sengupta

Post-doctoral researcher

3D magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium, 3D magnetic geometries relevant to magnetic confinement, reduced kinetic and fluid models of plasma, Hamiltonian and vorticity dynamics in rarefied gases and plasmas

## Administration

Daisy Calderon-Mojar

Administrative Aide

## Collaborators

Jeffrey P. Freidberg

Associate Director, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, M.I.T. and Korea Electric Power Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering

NIST Fellow, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Computational physics, fluid dynamics, phase transitions, magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability.

## Recent Alumni (2010 -- present)

Joshua Burby, Feynman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

George Hagstrom, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park

Jungpyo Lee, Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea

Lee Ricketson, Staff scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

## In Memoriam

Eliezer Hameiri, a long time professor in the MFD division at the Courant Institute, sadly passed away in June 2016.