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My postdoctoral research objective is to develop reduced-order models suitable for designing feedback control laws for plasmas. In particular, I am focusing on the control of vertical-mode instabilities, strike-point control, and the control of the current profile using a neutral beam as an actuator. To this aim, I am currently experimenting on the NSTX at PPPL.
My graduate thesis objective was to provide the dynamical framework for the next generation of space interferometers. Our group at Princeton, working with colleagues at the University of Colorado, developed a concept for a planet finding mission using a conventional telescope and multiple occulters to block the interfering light from the stars. See the New Scientist Article for more details. I worked on the occulter spacecraft trajectory design, dynamics and control of formation and the global optimization of these types of telescopy missions.
MAE/APC-501, "Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis" Sep 2008 - Jan 2009, Sep 2009 - Jan 2010.
Princeton launches campaign to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years:
I am proud to be in the campaign promotion video, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton, posted below (at 1:22 and 3:00 sec). Nov 2007.
Princeton gives highest awards to top students:
"Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies." Feb 2007.
Engineering students win Princeton's top grad and undergrad honors:
"Two Princeton Engineering students were among the winners of the highest honors Princeton awards to students" Feb 2007.
I am awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship.
"The Jacobus Fellowship is the highest honorific fellowship awarded by the Graduate School", ... "reserved for two to four students who, in the judgment of the University faculty, demonstrate the highest scholarly excellence." Jun 2006.
Engineering enthusiasm: Workshops add variety to summer research experience:
"Egemen Kolemen showed the undergraduates the ins and outs of MATLAB, a piece of software commonly used in scientific research." Aug 2006.
Visited Prof. Jerrold E. Marsden's group at Caltech, California Institute of Technology to conduct research on the control and dynamics of NWD. Apr-Jun 2006.
Visited Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, to conduct research on numerical methods to find invariant manifolds with Prof. Pini Gurfil. Feb-Mar 2006.
Prof. Kasdin becomes Associate Professor. Mar 2005.
The Gravity Einstein Probe, of which Prof. Kasdin was a project manager and the chief systems engineer, is launched successfully. A group of Princetonians gathered to watch the launch live, in what was probably the second biggest watch center - after the NASA command center. May 2004.