Dr. Hong Qin is a Principal Research Physicist in the Theory Department and a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Program in Plasma Physics, at Princeton University.
He received a Ph. D. degree in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University in 1998, and B. Sci. degree in space physics from Peking University in 1990. His research interests include theoretical and computational plasma physics, accelerator physics, structure-preserving geometric algorithms and their applications in theoretical physics.
He teaches AST 551 General Plasma Physics I, AST 560 Computational Plasmas Physics, AST 565 Physics of Nonneutral Plasmas, and AST 568 Introduction to Classical and Neoclassical Transport and Confinement.
He is a fellow of the American Physics Society, and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award in 2004.