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.

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 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

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), 062501. doi:10.1063/5.0046327

Agudelo Rueda, J. A., Verscharen, D., Wicks, R. T., Owen, C. J., Nicolaou, G., Walsh, A. P., . . . Vargas Domínguez, 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

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). 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

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