John Luginsland

John Luginsland

Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering;
Room 2507B, Engineering Building
  428 S. Shaw Ln.
 (517) 432-0607

    About Me


    M.S. & Ph.D, 1996, Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI.

    B.S., 1992, Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI.



    John is currently a Faculty member for the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan in the summer of 2013.

    As of 2017, John has joined the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Michigan State University as a professor.

    Research Interests

    •    Laser & Optical Science

    •    Plasma & Electro-Energetic Physics

    •    High Power Microwave Sources

    •    Accelerators for Industrial and Medical Applications.

    Postdoc Positions
    Postdoc position open under faculty member John Luginsland

    We are working at the intersection of kinetic and fluid methods for the simulations of dense kinetic plasmas, where the density of the plasma is such that it is typically treated via fluid methods, but significant kinetic effects are critical to accurate simulation of the important phenomena.  We look for expertise in kinetic simulations, particle-in-cell, MHD, two-fluid, and moment closure.  Successful applications will have background in both computational and theoretical plasma techniques.

    Selected Publications

    Absolute Instability Near the Band Edge of Traveling-Wave Amplifiers, D. M. H. Hung, I. M. Rittersdorf, P. Zhang, D. Chernin, Y. Y. Lau, T. M. Antonsen, Jr., J. W. Luginsland, D. H. Simon, and R. M. Gilgenbach Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 124801 – Published 16 September 2015.



    SS-17: EGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering Modeling

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