Dr. Weixing Wang jointed the PPPL theory group in 2001 after working at General Atomics as a postdoctoral fellow, and now is a principal research physicist at the lab. His professional interests cover theory and computation of plasma micro-instabilities, turbulent and collisonal plasma transport in magnetic fusion experiments, physics of plasma confinement, gyrokinetic simulation, and advanced simulation algorithms. He was the primary architect of several large scale fusion application codes including Gyrokinetic Tokamak Simulation (GTS) code and GTC-NEO. These codes have been actively used to study various plasma transport and confinement physics over broad fusion experiments including tokamaks and spherical tokamaks.
The main focus of Dr. Wang's recent research is on global turbulence, nonlocal transport, plasma flow self-organization, turbulence driving plasma current, and the development of robust global electromagnetic gyrokinetic simulation. Dr. Wang received a B.S. in physics from National University of Defense Technology, a M.S. from Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, China, and a Ph.D in plasma physics from Graduate University for Advanced Studies (at National Institute for Fusion Science), Japan.