Dr. Julien Dominski is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Theory Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. After five years in the financial software industry, he conducted his Ph. D. at the Swiss Plasma Center (EPFL) exploring the influence of passing electrons on the electrostatic turbulence transport of tokamaks. During his Ph. D., he used both Eulerian and particle-in-cell (PIC) gyrokinetic codes, and he implemented a novel, arbitrary-wavelength field-solver for the ORB5 code.
His research focuses on the application and development of gyrokinetic codes for studying plasma turbulence. He is currently involved in the “High-Fidelity Whole Device Modeling of Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasmas” project. The goal of this project is to simulate the whole tokamak plasma turbulence gyrokinetically on future exascale supercomputers. This project aims at using the existing high performance codes GENE and XGC coupled together.