Dorland, William

William Dorland


Physics; Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)

Honors College Director


Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

My research in energy technology is focused on improving the viability of magnetic confinement schemes for controlled nuclear fusion. More specifically, I am working on developing and testing theoretical descriptions of turbulence in magnetized plasma from first-principles. Turbulence enhances both the transport and absorption of energy in hot, magnetized plasma, and is the most critical remaining physics problem to be solved in the area of nuclear fusion energy research