Scott Parker

Scott Parker is a theoretical physicist with expertise in fusion energy science. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has recently served on the DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and the DIII-D National Fusion Facility Program Advisory Committee. Professor Parker’s research focuses on multiscale kinetic simulation methods and extreme scale computing applied tokamak edge turbulence and energy transport. Additionally, he is working on problems in quantum information science relevant to fusion plasma science, including the impact of quantum computing on nonlinear computational mathematics and direct numerical simulation of ultra-cold ion crystals. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He was a staff physicist at the DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for six years.