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Eric Held

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Physics

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: SER 224A
DialPhone: 435-797-7166
SendEmail: eric.held@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, (Magnetic Fusion Energy), University of Wisconsin, 1999
MA, Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1997
MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1997
BA, German, South Dakota State University, 1994
BS, Engineering Physics, South Dakota State University, 1994
BS, Mathematics, South Dakota State University, 1994

Awards

Huron Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee, 2003

Huron Hockey Association

Utah State Gardner Travel Fellow, 2002

USU

Utah State Junior Faculty Award, 2002

USU

DOE Junior Faculty in Plasma Physics Award, 2001

DOE

DOE Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999

DOE

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow, 1996

DOE Krell Institute

NSF Math and Computer-Aided Engineering Fellow, 1995

NSF

Barry Goldwater Scholar, 1994

NASA Jove Scholar, 1994

NASA

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2015). Ion closure theory for high collisionality revisited. Physics of Plasmas (1994-present), 22:6, 062114.
          • Ji, J.Y, Held, E.D, (2010). Analytical solution of the kinetic equation for a uniform plasma in a magnetic eld. Physics Review E, 82
          • Ji, J.Y, Held, E.D, (2009). Full Coulomb collision operator in the moment expansion. Physics of Plasmas, 16
          • Ji, J.Y, Held, E.D, (2009). Moment approach to deriving a unied parallel viscous stress in magnetized plasmas. Journal of Fusion Energy, 28
          • Ji, J.Y, Held, E.D, (2008). Landau collision operators and general moment equations for an electron-ion plasma. Physics of Plasmas, 15
          • Jarboe, T.R, Bayless, A., Held, E.D, Ji, J., Kim, C., Macnab, A., Marklin, G., Milroy, R., Nelson, B.A, Shumlak, U., Sovinec, C., Vadlamani, S., Woodruff, S., (2007). Overview of the Plasma Science and Innovation Center (PSI-Center). J. Fusion Energy, 26, 91-92.
          • Sovinec, C.R, Barnes, D.C, Bayliss, R.A, Brennan, D.P, Held, E.D, Kruger, S.E, Pankin, A.Y, Schnack, D.D, (2007). Two-fluid studies of edge relaxation events in tokamaks. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 78
          • Schnack, D., Barnes, D.C, Brennan, D.P, Hegna, C.C, Held, E.D, Kim, C.C, Kruger, S.E, Pankin, A.Y, Sovinec, C.R, (2006). Computational Modelling of Fully Ionized Magnetized Plasmas using the Fluid Approximation. Phys. Plasmas, 13
          • Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2006). Exact linearized Coulomb collision operator in the moment expansion. Phys. Plasmas, 13
          • Kruger, S.E, Schnack, D.D, Sovinec, C.R, Held, E.D, (2004). Free-boundary simulations of DIII-D plasmas with the NIMROD code. Computer Physics Communications, 164:34
          • Held, E.D, Callen, J.D, Hegna, C.C, Sovinec, C.R, Gianakon, T.A, Kruger, S.E, (2004). Nonlocal Closures for Plasma Fluid Simulations. Physics of Plasmas, 11
          • Held, E.D, Callen, J.D, Hegna, C.C, (2003). Conductive Electron Heat Flow along an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field. Physics of Plasmas, 10
          • Sovinec, C.R, Gianakon, T.A, Held, E.D, Kruger, S.E, Schnack, D.D, (2003). NIMROD: A Computational Laboratory for Studying Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamics. Physics of Plasmas, 10
          • Held, E.D, (2003). Unied Form for Parallel Ion Viscous Stress in Magnetized Plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 10
          • Held, E.D, Callen, J.D, Hegna, C.C, Sovinec, C.R, (2001). Conductive Electron Heat Flow along Magnetic Field Lines. Physics of Plasmas, 8
          • Professional Journal

          • King, J.R, Kruger, S.E, Groebner, J.R, Hansen, J.D, Hebert, J.D, Held, E.D, Jepson, J.R, (2017). Effect of scrape-off-layer current on reconstructed tokamak equilibrium. Physics of Plasmas, 24:1, doi: 10.1063/1.4972822
          • Ji, J., Park, G., Kim, S., Held, E.D, (2016). Electron heat flow due to magnetic field fluctuations. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 58:4
          • Jenkins, T.G, Held, E.D, (2015). Coupling extended magnetohydrodynamic fluid codes with radiofrequency ray tracing codes for fusion modeling. Journal of Computational Physics
          • Held, E.D, Kruger, S.E, Ji, J., Belli, E.A, Lyons, B.C, (2015). Verification of continuum drift kinetic equation solvers in NIMROD. Physics of Plasmas, 22, 032511.
          • Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2014). A framework for moment equations for magnetized plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 21, 042102.
          • Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2014). Electron parallel closures for arbitrary collisionality. Physics of Plasmas, 21, 122115.
          • Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2013). Closure and transport theory for high-collisionality electron-ion plasmas. Physics of Plasmas, 20, 042114.
          • Ji, J., Jhang, H., Held, E.D, (2013). Linearly exact parallel closures for slab geometry. Physics of Plasmas, 20, 082121.
          • Schlutt, M.G, Hegna, C.C, Sovinec, C.R, Held, E.D, Kruger, S.E, (2013). Self-consistent simulations of nonlinear magnetohydrodynamics and profile evolution in stellarator configurations. Physics of Plasmas, 20, 056104.
          • Spencer, J.A, Ji, J., Held, E.D, (2012). A finite element/Fourier treatment of the Fokker-Planck equation. Journal of Computational Physics, 231, 6192.
          • Edwards, W.F, Held, E.D, (2004). Stationary equilibria of two fluid plasmas having significant, internal, static electric fields.. Physical review letters, 93:25, 255001.
          • Held, E.D, Leboeuf, J.N, Carreras, B.A, (1999). Magnetohydrodynamic calculations with a nonmonotonic q profile and equilibrium, sheared toroidal flow. Physics of Plasmas, 6, 837.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

                    Other

                  • Edwards, W.F, Held, E.D, Singh, A.K, (2013). Ion Mode Plasma Containment Patent. U.S. Patent Office

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2017

                  PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2016

                  PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2016

                  PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2015

                  PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2015

                  PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2014

                  PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Spring 2014

                  PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2014

                  PHYS 4710 - Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2014

                  PHYS 2200 - Elements of Mechanics, Fall 2013

                  PHYS 5500 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Fall 2013

                  PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2013

                  PHYS 4700 - Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2013

                  PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2013

                  PHYS 4710 - Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2013

                  PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2012

                  PHYS 4700 - Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2012

                  PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2012

                  PHYS 4710 - Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2012

                  PHYS 4700 - Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2011

                  PHYS 7990 - CONT GRAD ADVISEMENT, Spring 2011

                  PHYS 7970 - DISSERTATION RSRCH, Spring 2011

                  PHYS 6970 - THESIS RESEARCH, Spring 2011

                  PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2010

                  PHYS 7970 - Dissertation Research, Fall 2010

                  PHYS 3550 - Intermediate Classical Mechanics, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  David Hansen, August 2016
                  Trevor Taylor, Physics, August 2016
                  Andy Spencer, Physics 2013
                  Richard Datwyler, Physics 2013
                  Mukta Sharma, Physics 2013
                  John James, Physics 2006
                  Michael Addae-Kagyah, Physics 2006