Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Prof. Baalrud received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Afterward, he visited the Space Plasma Power and Propulsion group at the Australian National University, then was a postdoc at the University of New Hampshire and at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Iowa in fall of 2013. His research focuses on fundamental and applied theoretical plasma physics. Active research topics include strongly coupled plasmas, warm dense matter, plasma-boundary interactions, kinetic theory of plasmas far from equilibrium and magnetic reconnection.