Prof. Gourdain has been working in the field of theoretical plasma physics since he completing his B.S. in 1997. He earned his Ph.D. in 2001 in theoretical plasma physics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and UCLA where he worked on the Electric Tokamak until 2008. He then joined the faculty of Cornell's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a member of Cornell's Laboratory of Plasmas Studies, Pierre's research focuses on the study of high energy density plasmas. This new and emerging branch of plasma physics may very well change the world by producing a clean stable source of energy known as fusion power!
- Fusion Energ
- Wire array implosion
- Radial and cylindrical foil explosion
- Plasma-beam interaction
- X-ray radiations