Dr. Dodin is a staff research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a lecturer in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Program in Plasma Physics, at Princeton University. His professional interests include Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics of waves and particles, phase space manipulation, ponderomotive forces, and plasma interactions with radiofrequency and laser waves in general.
Dr. Dodin's current research focuses on variational formulations of linear and nonlinear dynamics of plasma waves and on applying related methods of quantum theory to better understand classical plasmas. Dr. Dodin received his B.S. in physics from Nizhniy Novgorod State University in 1999 and his Ph.D. in plasma physics from Princeton University in 2005. He also received the 2014 Thomas H. Stix Award from the American Physical Society and the 2011 Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.