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Stephen C. Jardin

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     Dr. Jardin is the Theory Department Facilitator for MHD. He is also co-head of the Computational Plasma Physics Group and head of Physics within the Next Step Option design effort. Jardin, a Principal Research Physicist, has been on the Plasma Physics Faculty of Princeton University with rank of Professor since 1986. He currently teaches a graduate course in Computational Methods in Plasma Physics. He has been a member of the National Energy Research Supercomputer User Group Executive Committee since 1992 and became Chairperson of its Program Advisory Committee in 1999. He is also a member of the ESnet Steering Committee and Chairman of the National Transport Code Collaboration Program Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Jardin is the author of more than 150 refereed papers, holds four U.S. patents, and has played a key role in the development of several large magnetohydromagnetic (MHD) computer programs now widely used in magnetic fusion research. He led the MHD design effort for the Burning Plasma Experiment (BPX) and Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX) experimental proposals. He is the leader of the physics unit of the ARIES studies. Jardin received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970, where he was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship, he received a master's in physics and a master's in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973. In 1976, he received a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences, Plasma Physics Section, from Princeton University.

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