People

Matt Landreman

Associate Research Scientist
Room 3369
A. V. Williams building
8223 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742, USA

Cell: (+1) 651-366-9306
mattland at umd dot edu

Alan Kaptanoglu

Alan is a post-doctoral researcher working on new optimization techniques for stellarators, algorithms and applications for physics-informed neural networks, and sparsity promotion across plasma physics. [CV] [Google Scholar] [YouTube] [GitHub]

Stefan Buller

Postdoc, working on stellarator optimization with a background in stellarator transport. Likes playing and working with computers.

Siena Hurwitz

PhD student, currently working to better understand why some stellarator magnetic field configurations may be more difficult to realize with electromagnetic coils than others.

John Kappel

John is a PhD student studying stellarator coil complexity and how it may be understood in terms of scale lengths in magnetic fields.

Byoungchan Jang

Byoungchan is a PhD student researching new optimization techniques for stellarators. He is working on a project that seeks to use machine learning techniques to calculate MHD equilibria.

Patrick Kim

Undergraduate, working with Bill Dorland on gyrokinetic simulations of plasma microinstabilities in stellarator geometry.

Alex Wiedman

Undergraduate, designing electromagnetic coils for quasi-helically symmetric stellarators.

Collaborators at Maryland

On campus we work with Bill Dorland, Tom Antonsen, Ian Abel, Jim Drake, Adil Hassam, Marc Swisdak, and Ricardo Nochetto.

Past group members

  • Daniel Alex, undergraduate, 2021 TREND program.
  • Rogerio Jorge, postdoc, now at Instituto Superior T├ęcnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
  • Arthur Carlton-Jones, undergraduate.
  • Alessandro Geraldini, postdoc, now at the Swiss Plasma Center (EPFL).
  • Mike Martin, PhD 2020, [thesis], now at Princeton Stellarators Inc.
  • Elizabeth Paul, PhD 2020, [thesis], APS-DPP Rosenbluth award, now Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
  • Brian Reed, undergraduate.
  • Ben Cha, undergraduate.