Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Fusion energy and plasma physics.
Professor Krasheninnikov's areas of research include plasma turbulence and transport; atomic physics in plasmas; plasma-material interactions and the physics of materials of plasma facing components in fusion devices; laser-plasma interactions and generation of intense relativistic electron beams; gas discharge physics and plasma chemistry. His focus is on the understanding the physics of complex issues related to the fusion energy production by controlling plasma transport, improving plasma confinement, discovering ways to fully utilize the power produced, and implementation of plasma-related technologies in different applications in science and engineering.
Sergei I. Krasheninnikov received his Ph.D. in 1980 and Doctor in Physics and Mathematics in 1992 from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia. He held positions of Leading Scientist at Kurchatov Institute and Senior Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined Department of MAE at UCSD in 1999 as a professor of engineering physics. Krasheninnikov is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the medal “Kurchatov’s Laureate”.