Ian Ochs

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: Princeton University
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Nathaniel Fisch
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Physics, Harvard University, 2015

Current Status

  • Research Area: Plasma Physics


Ochs, I. E., Stollberg, C., Kroupp, E., Maron, Y., Fruchtman, A., Kolmes, E. J., Mlodik, M. E. & Fisch, N. J. Current channel evolution in ideal Z pinch for general velocity profiles. Physics of Plasmas, 26(12), 122706 (2019).

Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., Mlodik, M. E., Rax, J. M., Gueroult, R., & Fisch, N. J. Radial Current and Rotation Profile Tailoring in Highly Ionized Linear Plasma Devices. Physics of Plasmas, 26(8), 082309 (2019).

Rax, J. M., Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I. E., Fisch, N. J., & Gueroult, R. (2019). Nonlinear ohmic dissipation in axisymmetric DC and RF driven rotating plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 26(1), 012303 (2019).

Ochs, I. E., & Fisch, N. J. Favorable Collisional Demixing of Ash and Fuel in Magnetized Inertial Fusion. Physical Review Letters, 121(23), 235002 (2018).

Ochs, I.E., & Fisch, N. J. Anisotropy-driven collisional separation of impurities in magnetized compressing and expanding cylindrical plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 25(12), 122306 (2018).

Kolmes, E. J., Ochs, I.E., & Fisch, N. J. Strategies for advantageous differential transport of ions in magnetic fusion devices. Physics of Plasmas, 25(3), 032508 (2018).

Ochs, I. E., & Fisch, N. J. Particle orbits in a force-balanced, wave-driven, rotating torus. Physics of Plasmas, 24(9), 092513 (2017).

Ochs, I. E., Rax, J. M., Gueroult, R., & Fisch, N. J. Drift and separation in collisionality gradients. Physics of Plasmas, 24(8), 083503 (2017).

Ochs, I. E., Gueroult, R., Fisch, N. J., & Zweben, S. J. Collisional considerations in axial-collection plasma mass filters. Physics of Plasmas, 24(4), 043503 (2017).

Ochs, I.E., Bertelli, N., and Fisch, N.J. Alpha channeling with high-field launch of lower hybrid waves. Phys. Plasmas 22, 112103 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4935123

Ochs, I.E., Bertelli, N., and Fisch, N.J. Coupling of alpha channeling to parallel wavenumber upshift in lower hybrid current drive. Phys. Plasmas 22, 082119 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928903

Ochs, I.E. and Desai, M.M. The competition between simple and complex evolutionary trajectories in asexual populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:55 (2015) DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0334-0


Presidential Scholar, 2011
National Merit Scholar, 2011
Harvard Herchel Smith Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2013
Harvard PRISE Research Fellowship, 2013
National Undergraduate Fellowship in Plasma Physics (DOE), 2014
Harvard College Scholar (top 10% of class by GPA), 2013-14
Magna cum Laude with Highest Honors in Field (Physics), 2015