I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Magneto-Fluid Dynamics division at the Courant Institute at NYU. My main interests are in developing new models and numerical methods to describe fusion plasmas in magnetic confinement experiments and high intensity beams in particle accelerators. You can find a more detailed description of my research interests by clicking on the Research link.



2010 - 2012: Post-Doctoral Associate, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
2005 - 2010: PhD in Applied Plasma Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (PhD advisor: J.P. Freidberg)
2003 - 2005: M.Sc. in Nuclear Science and Engineering, Ecole des Mines de Paris
2000 - 2003: B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, Ecole des Mines de Paris, and Lycee Kleber, Strasbourg


  • US DoE Early Career Award (2014 - 2019)
  • Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (2013)
  • Graduate Student Presentation Award, International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference (2009)



  • Lee Ricketson (2014-2016), Courant Instructor (Now at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Jungpyo Lee (2013 - 2015), Post-doctoral associate (Now at MIT)
  • Joe Guadagni, Numerical solver for the two-dimensional Vlasov-Poisson equations in gyrokinetic variables, PhD thesis (2015) (Now at Rutgers)
  • Michael Rawson, Sparse Grid Combination Technique for the Grad-Shafranov Equation with the Curvililinear Finite Element Method, Master thesis (2017) (Now PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Dimitrios Andriopoulos, Numerical Axisymmetric Global Gravitational Equilibrium for Magnetized, Rotating, Hot Plasmas, Master Thesis (2017)
  • Ron Wu, A new method for computing the magnetic configuration of toroidal fusion devices, Master thesis (2015)
  • Ramzi Abbyad, Linear Stability of the Hard Core Z-pinch in Ideal MHD and Vlasov-Fluid Models, Master thesis (2013)
  • Sanchit Chaturvedi, Undergraduate student, Investigating the Macroscopic Stability of a Hard Core Z-pinch using a Fast, Adaptive ODE solver