Kai Germaschewski

Phone: (603) 862-2912
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 245F, Durham, NH 03824
Kai Germaschewski

My main field of interest is computational plasma physics.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Diploma, Physics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Research Interests

  • Computational Physics
  • Magnetic Fusion Computation
  • Nuclear Fusion, Plasma Research
  • Plasma Physics

Courses Taught

  • IAM 751/851: High-Performance Computing
  • PHYS 407S: General Physics I Studio
  • PHYS 408: General Physics II Recitation
  • PHYS 806: Intro to Physics Rsch&Teaching
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Agudelo Rueda, J. A., Verscharen, D., Wicks, R. T., Owen, C. J., Nicolaou, G., Germaschewski, K., . . . Domínguez, S. V. (2022). Energy Transport during 3D Small-scale Reconnection Driven by Anisotropic Plasma Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal, 938(1), 4. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac8667

Donaghy, J., & Germaschewski, K. (2022). Inference and De-noising of Non-gaussian Particle Distribution Functions: A Generative Modeling Approach. In Unknown Book (Vol. 13163, pp. 338-348). doi:10.1007/978-3-030-95467-3_25

Payne, D. S., Farrugia, C. J., Torbert, R. B., Germaschewski, K., Rogers, A. R., & Argall, M. R. (2021). Origin and structure of electromagnetic generator regions at the edge of the electron diffusion region. PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 28(11). doi:10.1063/5.0068317

Germaschewski, K., Allen, B., Dannert, T., Hrywniak, M., Donaghy, J., Merlo, G., . . . Bhattacharjee, A. (2021). Toward exascale whole-device modeling of fusion devices: Porting the GENE gyrokinetic microturbulence code to GPU. PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 28(6). doi:10.1063/5.0046327

Agudelo Rueda, J. A., Verscharen, D., Wicks, R. T., Owen, C. J., Nicolaou, G., Walsh, A. P., . . . Vargas Dominguez, S. (2021). Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection in particle-in-cell simulations of anisotropic plasma turbulence. JOURNAL OF PLASMA PHYSICS, 87(3). doi:10.1017/S0022377821000404

Fiksel, G., Fox, W., Bhattacharjee, A., Barnak, D. H., Chang, P. -Y., Germaschewski, K., . . . Nilson, P. M. (2014). Magnetic Reconnection between Colliding Magnetized Laser-Produced Plasma Plumes. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 113(10). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.105003

Fox, W., Fiksel, G., Bhattacharjee, A., Chang, P. -Y., Germaschewski, K., Hu, S. X., & Nilson, P. M. (2013). Filamentation Instability of Counterstreaming Laser-Driven Plasmas. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 111(22). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.225002

Chandran, B. D. G., Li, B., Rogers, B. N., Quataert, E., & Germaschewski, K. (2010). PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY LOW-FREQUENCY ALFVEN-WAVE TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WIND. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 720(1), 503-515. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/720/1/503

Zhu, P., Sovinec, C. R., Hegna, C. C., Bhattacharjee, A., & Germaschewski, K. (2007). Nonlinear ballooning instability in the near-Earth magnetotail: Growth, structure, and possible role in substorms. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 112(A6). doi:10.1029/2006JA011991

Grauer, R., Marliani, C., & Germaschewski, K. (1998). Adaptive mesh refinement for singular solutions of the incompressible Euler equations. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 80(19), 4177-4180. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.4177

Most Cited Publications