Elizabeth Paul is a Presidential Postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University. She received her undergraduate degree in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University in 2015 and her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland in 2020. Her dissertation research was on advancing tools for the optimization of stellarator magnetic fields and coils using adjoint methods.
At PPPL, she is developing adjoint-based tools for the optimization of MHD equilibria under the supervision of Prof. Amitava Bhattacharjee. Her interests include neoclassical transport, coil design, MHD equilibrium properties of stellarators, and problems at the intersection of plasma physics and applied math.