Chang Liu, 刘畅, is currently a PhD candidate at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. He graduated from the Peking University at 2011.
During the PhD study Chang Liu is actively involved in many research areas in plasma physics. His PhD thesis is about the runaway electrons in tokamak, advised by Dr. Dylan Brennan and Prof. Amitava Bhattacharjee. The focus of this research is to study the interactions of runaway electron beams with the plasma, and possible approaches to mitigate runaway electrons in tokamak disruptions.
Before this work, Chang Liu has conducted research in understanding the magnetic reconnection in high energy density plasmas (HEDP). He has also contributed to developing a new method to calculate the nonlinear dispersion and the second harmonics of the plasma wave including both the fluid and kinetic effects.