Priyansh Lunia

Graduate Student

Priyansh joined the plasma physics PhD program in Fall 2021. He earned his B.S. in Physics from Rice University, where he worked in the ultracold atoms and plasmas lab.


Advisor: Carlos Paz-Soldan


Research Focus: 

Priyansh’s current research focuses on understanding the access criteria for the suppression of edge-localized modes (ELMs) using resonant magnetic perturbations (RMPs). Specifically, he is working on obtaining and characterizing n=1 RMP ELM suppression in DIII-D, which has not yet been robustly achieved on the device. His other work involves understanding RMP ELM suppression access in double-null configurations as well as database studies with ASDEX Upgrade and DIII-D discharges.