Edward Sartsev is a Principal Research Physicist at the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory. He received his B.S.(1990) and M.S.(1993) in theoretical nuclear physics from Department of Theoretical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Engineering, Moscow, Russia, and M.S (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester. Following a three year post doctoral position with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, he joined PPPL staff in 2003.
His research interests include: plasma physics and nonlinear phenomena, intense charged particle beams, non-neutral plasmas, plasma turbulence, nonlinear wave propagation, plasma-based acceleration of particles in the laboratory and in space, beam-plasma interaction, high energy density plasmas, atomic and quantum physics, and numerical methods for description of plasmas. He is involved in research in many areas of plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion (heavy ion inertial fusion and magnetic fusion) and accelerator physics. He is the author and co-author of over 85 publications in refereed journals in the area of beam physics and plasma physics.