Amelia Chambliss

Graduate Student

Amelia joined the APAM Department at Columbia in Fall of 2022. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics in 2020 from Reed College in Portland, OR. She completed her undergraduate thesis developing a numerical method to approximate particle position in a magnetic mirror field, building a magnetic mirror machine around a pre-existing glow discharge experiment. Beginning in 2020 as a SULI student, Amelia worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for two years, applying the gradient and Hessian matrix methods to determine the sensitivity of magnetic island chains in permanent magnet stellarators to perturbations in permanent magnet parameters. Amelia also spoke about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and outreach efforts in the fusion community at the White House Summit on Fusion Energy in March of 2022.


Advisor: Elizabeth Paul

Research interests: stellarator optimization, bootstrap current, magnetic islands


Select Publications:

A. Chambliss, C. Zhu, et. al., “Sensitivity of Resonant Perturbations in Permanent Magnet Stellarators Using the Gradient and Hessian Matrix Methods,” Nuclear Fusion. In preparation.

A. Chambliss and J. Franklin, “A magnetic velocity Verlet method”. American Journal of Physics, 88, 1075 (2020).

T. Qian et al., “Simpler optimized stellarators using permanent magnets,” Nuclear Fusion, 62, 08400 (2022).

C. Zhu et al., “PM4Stell: A prototype permanent magnet stellarator structure,” Physics of Plasmas 29, 000000 (2022);