Kai Germaschewski

Phone: (603) 862-2912
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 245F, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Kai Germaschewski, a associate professor with the Space Science Center.


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

Courses Taught

  • IAM 751/851: High-Performance Computing
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Recitation
  • 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

Dominski, J., Cheng, J., Merlo, G., Carey, V., Hager, R., Ricketson, L., . . . Bhattacharjee, A. (2021). Spatial coupling of gyrokinetic simulations, a generalized scheme based on first-principles. Physics of Plasmas, 28(2), 022301. doi:10.1063/5.0027160

Merlo, G., Janhunen, S., Jenko, F., Bhattacharjee, A., Chang, C. S., Cheng, J., . . . Suchyta, E. (2021). First coupled GENE–XGC microturbulence simulations. Physics of Plasmas, 28(1), 012303. doi:10.1063/5.0026661

Payne, D. S., Genestreti, K. J., Germaschewski, K., Argall, M. R., Torbert, R. B., Dors, I., & Ardakani, A. (2020). Energy Balance and Time Dependence of a Magnetotail Electron Diffusion Region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 125(11). doi:10.1029/2020ja028290

Wang, L., Hakim, A. H., Ng, J., Dong, C., & Germaschewski, K. (2020). Exact and locally implicit source term solvers for multifluid-Maxwell systems. Journal of Computational Physics, 415, 109510. doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109510

Schaeffer, D. B., Fox, W., Matteucci, J., Lezhnin, K. V., Bhattacharjee, A., & Germaschewski, K. (2020). Kinetic simulations of piston-driven collisionless shock formation in magnetized laboratory plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 27(4), 042901. doi:10.1063/1.5123229

Chandran, B. D. G., Li, B., Rogers, B. N., Quataert, E., & Germaschewski, K. (2010). PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY LOW-FREQUENCY ALFVÉN-WAVE TURBULENCE IN THE SOLAR WIND. The 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), n/a. doi:10.1029/2006ja011991

Fox, W., Fiksel, G., Bhattacharjee, A., Chang, P. -Y., Germaschewski, K., Hu, S. X., & Nilson, P. M. (n.d.). Filamentation Instability of Counterstreaming Laser-Driven Plasmas. Physical Review Letters, 111(22). doi:10.1103/physrevlett.111.225002

Fiksel, G., Fox, W., Bhattacharjee, A., Barnak, D. H., Chang, P. -Y., Germaschewski, K., . . . Nilson, P. M. (n.d.). Magnetic Reconnection between Colliding Magnetized Laser-Produced Plasma Plumes. Physical Review Letters, 113(10). doi:10.1103/physrevlett.113.105003

Grauer, R., Marliani, C., & Germaschewski, K. (n.d.). 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