Jeff Parker



About Me

I am a sixth year Ph.D. student at Princeton University in Plasma Physics. My department is based out of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. My research interest is in understanding the plasma turbulence of magnetic confinement fusion devices. Currently I study the interactions of zonal flows and drift waves in simple paradigm systems.

Contact info: jbparker [at] princeton [dot] edu

Other Things

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Other Links:
Princeton University
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton Graduate Program in Plasma Physics
Gradschool Shopper - A guide to graduate programs in physics, provided by the American Institute of Physics


  1. Zonal Flows and Turbulence in Fluids and Plasmas
    J. B. Parker, Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University (2014).
  2. Zonal flow as pattern formation
    J. B. Parker, J. A. Krommes. Phys. Plasmas, 20, 100703 (2013). Link
  3. Reduced-order model based feedback control of the modified Hasegawa-Wakatani model
    I. R. Goumiri, C. W. Rowley, Z. Ma, D. A. Gates, J. A. Krommes, J. B. Parker. Phys. Plasmas, 20, 042501 (2013). Link
  4. Kinetic effects on a tokamak pedestal ion flow, ion heat transport and bootstrap current
    P. J. Catto, F. I. Parra, G. Kagan, J. B. Parker, I. Pusztai, M. Landreman. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 55, 045009 (2013). Link
  5. Variational calculation of neoclassical ion heat flux and poloidal flow in the banana regime for axisymmetric magnetic geometry
    J. B. Parker, P.J. Catto. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 54, 085011 (2012). Link
  6. Transition in electron transport in a cylindrical Hall thruster
    J. B. Parker, Y. Raitses, N. J. Fisch. Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 091501 (2010). Link
  7. High harmonic fast wave heating efficiency enhancement and current drive at longer wavelength on the National Spherical Torus Experiment
    J. Hosea, R. E. Bell, B. P. LeBlanc, C. K. Phillips, G. Taylor, E. Valeo, J. R. Wilson, E. F. Jaeger, P. M. Ryan, J. Wilgen, H. Yuh, F. Levinton, S. Sabbagh, K. Tritz, J. Parker, P. T. Bonoli, R. Harvey. Phys. Plasmas, 15, 056104 (2008). Link
  8. Improved Turn-On Times of Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells
    E. Zysman-Colman, J. D. Slinker, J. B. Parker, G. G. Malliaras, S. Bernhard. Chem. Mater., 20, 388 (2008).
  9. Electroluminescent devices from ionic transition metal complexes
    J. D. Slinker, J. Rivnay, J. S. Moskowitz, J. B. Parker, S. Bernhard, H. D. Abruna, G. G. Malliaras. J. Mater. Chem., 2976 (2007).