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: High-Performance Computing
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Studio
  • PHYS 806: Intro to Physics Rsch&Teaching
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Eghtesad, A., Barrett, T. J., Germaschewski, K., Lebensohn, R. A., McCabe, R. J., & Knezevic, M. (2018). OpenMP and MPI implementations of an elasto-viscoplastic fast Fourier transform-based micromechanical solver for fast crystal plasticity modeling. Advances in Engineering Software, 126, 46-60. doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2018.09.010

Fox, W., Matteucci, J., Moissard, C., Schaeffer, D. B., Bhattacharjee, A., Germaschewski, K., & Hu, S. X. (2018). Kinetic simulation of magnetic field generation and collisionless shock formation in expanding laboratory plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 25(10), 102106. doi:10.1063/1.5050813

Lezhnin, K. V., Fox, W., Matteucci, J., Schaeffer, D. B., Bhattacharjee, A., Rosenberg, M. J., & Germaschewski, K. (2018). Regimes of magnetic reconnection in colliding laser-produced magnetized plasma bubbles. Physics of Plasmas, 25(9), 093105. doi:10.1063/1.5044547

Ahmadi, N., Wilder, F. D., Ergun, R. E., Argall, M., Usanova, M. E., Breuillard, H., . . . Giles, B. (2018). Generation of Electron Whistler Waves at the Mirror Mode Magnetic Holes: MMS Observations and PIC Simulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(8), 6383-6393. doi:10.1029/2018ja025452

Wang, L., Germaschewski, K., Hakim, A., Dong, C., Raeder, J., & Bhattacharjee, A. (2018). Electron Physics in 3-D Two-Fluid 10-Moment Modeling of Ganymede's Magnetosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 123(4), 2815-2830. doi:10.1002/2017ja024761

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

Bhattacharjee, A., Germaschewski, K., & Ng, C. S. (2005). Current singularities: Drivers of impulsive reconnection. Physics of Plasmas, 12(4), 042305. doi:10.1063/1.1872893

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

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

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

Most Cited Publications