Research Staff, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

  • office: 609-243-2637
  • email: ebrahimi at 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Plasma Physics 2003 
Research Interests
  •  Theoretical study and modeling of dynamo and momentum transport in both laboratory and astrophysical plasmas 
  • Extended MHD numerical simulations of magnetically self-organized plasmas 
  • Stability and current-drive in fusion plasmas such as NSTX and MST 
  • My research interests span from magnetically confined fusion plasmas to flow-driven plasmas, such as accretion disks. The generation of large-scale magnetic field from magnetorotational instability, Hall MRI in laboratory plasmas (Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment), and magnetic reconnection in NSTX during coaxial helicity injection have been my research interests in the last couple of years. The latter is the subject of my invited talk at the upcoming 2013 APS-DPP meeting. Through numerical simulations forced magnetic reconnection (a universal concept similar to the solar corona's reconnection) in a large-scale fusion facility (NSTX) is demonstrated for the first time. 
Research appointments
  • Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Jan. 2013 - present 
  • Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire (Research Assistant Professor), 2010 - present 
  • Physics department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2009
  • Alfven Laboratory, KTH, Sweden, 2004-2005