Eric Held

  • Program Years: 1995-1999
  • Academic Institution: University of Wisconsin
  • Field of Study: Engineering Physics
  • Academic Advisor: James Callen
  • Practicum(s):
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1996)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
    M.S. Nuclear Engineering, and M.A. Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
    B.A. Math, B.A. German, and B.S. Engineering Physics, South Dakota State University, 1994

Current Status


T. G. Jenkins and E. D. Held, ``Coupling extended magnetohydrodynamic fluid
codes with radiofrequency ray tracing codes for fusion modeling",
{em J. Comp. Phys}, {f 297}, 427 (2015).

E. D. Held, S. E. Kruger, J.-Y. Ji, E. A. Belli and B. C. Lyons,
``Verification of continuum drift kinetic equation solvers in NIMROD",
{em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 22}, 032511 (2015).

J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, ``A framework for moment equations for magnetized plasmas", {em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 21}, 042102 (2014).

J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, ``Electron parallel closures for arbitrary collisionality", {em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 21}, 122115 (2014).

M. G. Schlutt, C. C. Hegna, C. R. Sovinec, E. D. Held, and S. E. Kruger,
``Self-consistent simulations of nonlinear magnetohydrodynamics and profile
evolution in stellarator configurations",
{em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 20}, 056104 (2013).

J.-Y. Ji, E. D. Held, and H. Jhang, ``Linearly exact parallel closures for slab geometry”, {em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 20}, 082121 (2013).

J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, ``Closure and transport theory for high-collisionality
electron-ion plasmas”, {em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 20}, 042114 (2013).

J. Andrew Spencer, J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, ``A Finite Element/Fourier Treatment of the Fokker-Planck Equation", {em J. Comp. Phys}, {f 231}, 6192 (2012).

J.-Y. Ji, E. D. Held, and C. R. Sovinec, ``Moment approach to deriving
parallel heat flux for general collisionality”,
{em Phys. Plasmas}, {f 16}, 022312 (2009).

J.-Y. Ji and E. D. Held, ``Collision operators and general moment equations for
an electron-ion plasma”, {em Phys. Plasmas} {f 15}, 102101 (2008).

Jeong-Young Ji and Eric D. Held, "Exact Linearized Coulomb Collision Operator in the Moment Expansion", Phys. Plasmas, 13, 102103 (2006).

D. Schnack, D. C. Barnes, D.P. Brennan, C. C. Hegna, E. Held, C. C. Kim, S. E. Kruger, A. Y. Pankin, and C. R. Sovinec, "Computational Modelling of Fully Ionized Magnetized Plasmas using the Fluid Approximation", Phys. Plasmas, 13, 058103 (2006).

W. F. Edwards and E. D. Held, "Stationary Equilibria of Two Fluid Plasmas Having Significant, Internal, Static Electric Fields", Phys. Rev. Lett., 11, 255001 (2004).

E. D. Held, J. D. Callen, C. C. Hegna, C. R. Sovinec, T. A. Gianakon, and S. E. Kruger, "Nonlocal Closures for Plasma Fluid Simulations," Phys. Plasmas, 11 (2419) 2004.

S. E. Kruger, C. R. Sovinec, D. D. Schnack, and E. D. Held, "Free Boundary Simulations of a DIII-D Plasma with the NIMROD Code", Comput. Phys. Comm. 164, 34 (2004).

C. R. Sovinec, T. A. Gianakon, E. Held, S. E. Kruger, D. D. Schnack, and the NIMROD Team, "NIMROD: A Computational Laboratory for Studying Nonlinear Fusion Magnetohydrodynamics", Phys. Plasmas 10, 1727 (2003).

E. D. Held, "Unified Form for Parallel Ion Viscous Stress in Magnetized Plasmas," Phys. Plasmas, 10 (4708) 2003.

E. D. Held, J. D. Callen, and C. C. Hegna, "Conductive Electron Heat Flow along an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field," Phys. Plasmas, 10 (3933) 2003.

E. D. Held, J. D. Callen, C. C. Hegna, and C. R. Sovinec, "Conductive Electron Heat Flow along Magnetic Field Lines," Phys. Plasmas, 8 (1171) 2001.

E. D. Held, J. N. Leboeuf and B. A. Carreras, "MHD Calculations with a Nonmonotonic q Profile and Equilibrium, Sheared Toroidal Flow," Physics of Plasmas, 6 (837) (1999).


DOE Junior Faculty in Plasma Physics Award
DOE Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellow
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow
NSF Math and Computer-Aided Engineering Fellow
Barry Goldwater Scholar
Huron Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee