Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Fusion energy and plasma physics.
Professor Krasheninnikov's areas of research include plasma, neutral, and radiation interactions and transport phenomena; plasma turbulence; atomic physics in plasmas; plasma-material interactions; gas discharge physics; and plasma chemistry. His focus is on techniques to optimize fusion energy production by improving plasma transport and confinement within the reactor, and discovering ways to fully utilize the power produced. Krasheninnikov is also interested in plasma-material interactions, plasma chemistry and plasma turbulence.
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.