Fatima Ebrahimi

Principal Research Physicist
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi is a Principal Research Physicist at the PPPL Theory Department and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University. She has many years of experience in theoretical and global computational extended magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with wide applications to laboratory fusion and astrophysical plasmas. Her main research interests include: studies of MHD stability and current-dive in fusion plasmas, momentum transport from current-driven tearing and flow-driven magnetorotational instabilities, dynamo in magnetically and flow-dominated self-organized systems, and magnetic reconnection in fusion/laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. She has written many papers over a wide range of topics, published in a number of leading peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ebrahimi has been the PI of several DOE and NSF grants and has served on multiple panels. She served as a member of APS-DPP Executive Committee (2013- 2016) and a member of the Executive Committee for the International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference (2014-2017), and local host for Sherwood conference in 2019. She is an elected executive committee member of the APS Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics (GPAP), 2018-2021, and program committee member for U.S. Magnetic Fusion Research (MFR) Strategic Directions, 2017-2018.