Zhu, Ping

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Ph.D., Professor

E-mail: zhup@hust.edu.cn


ü Theoretical and computational plasma physics

ü Magnetic fusion plasma physics

ü Space plasma physics


ü University of Texas at Austin, Department of Physics, PhD (1996/9-2001/5)

ü Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Physics, MSc (1992/9-1996/8)

ü Fudan University, Department of Physics, BSc (1988/9-1992/7)


ü 2019/4-present

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Professor

ü 2013/7-2019/3

University of Science and Technology of China, School of Physical Sciences, Professor

ü 2005/5-2013/7

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering Physics, Research Associate, Assistant Scientist, Associate Scientist

ü 2003/7-2005/5

University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center, Research Scientist II

ü 2001/7-2003/6

University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Postdoctoral Research Scholar



1. A. Ali and P. Zhu, Effects of Plasmoid Formation on Sawtooth Process in a Tokamak, Phys. Plasmas 26, 052518 (2019).

2. P. Zhu, Z.-C. Wang, J. Chen, X.-T. Yan, and R. Liu, Quasi-separatrix layers induced by ballooning instability in the near-Earth magnetotail, Ann. Geophys. 37, 325-335 (2019).

3. Y.-W. Hou, P. Zhu, C. C. Kim, Z.-Q. Hu, Z.-H. Zou, Z.-X. Wang, and the NIMROD Team, NIMROD calculations of energetic particle driven toroidal Alfven eigenmodes, Phys. Plasmas 25, 012501 (2018).

4. S.-K. Cheng, P. Zhu, and D. Banerjee, Enhanced toroidal flow stabilization of edge localized modes with increased plasma density, Phys. Plasmas 24, 092510 (2017)

5. X.-T. Yan, P. Zhu, and Y.-W. Sun, Neoclassical toroidal viscosity torque in tokamak edge pedestal induced by external resonant magnetic perturbation, Phys. Plasmas 24, 082510 (2017).

6. D. Banerjee, P. Zhu, and R. Maingi, Stabilizing effects of resistivity towards ELM-free H-mode discharge in Lithium-conditioned NSTX, Nucl. Fusion 57, 076005 (2017).

7. P. Zhu and J. Raeder, Plasmoid formation in current sheet with finite normal magnetic component, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 235005 (2013).

8. P. Zhu, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, Exponential growth of nonlinear ballooning instability, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 235003 (2009).


ü Effects of external resonant magnetic perturbations on mode locking and plasma response in tokamaks, National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant No. 11775221.

ü Near-Earth Magneotail Instabilities and Substorm Trigger Mechanisms, National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant No. 41474143.

ü Theory and Simulation Studies on the Edge Localized Modes in Magnetical Confinement Devices, National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science Program of China Nos. 2014GB124002.

ü GEM: Plasma Sheet Instabilities prior to THEMIS Substorm Expansion Onsets, National Science Foundation (USA) No. AGS-0902360.


ü Scholar of the 100 Talent Plan of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014.

ü 13th USTC Kun-Xue-Shou-Wang Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018.


ü Member of Program Committee for China Conference on Magnetic Fusion Theory and Simulation.

ü Task leader for Physics Design of China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor.

ü Member of Marshall N. Rosenbluth Award Selection Committee, American Physical Society.

ü Member of International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) - Topical Group on MHD, Disruptions and Control.