Eric Held

Physics

Professor


Eric Held

Contact Information

Office Location: SER 224A
Phone: 435-797-7166
Email: eric.held@usu.edu
Additional Information:

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 | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Ji, J., Yun, G.S, Na, Y., Held, E.D, (2017). Electron parallel transport for arbitrary collisionality. Physics of Plasmas, 24, 112121.
  • Ji, J., Lee, H.Q, Held, E.D, (2017). Ion parallel closures. Physics of Plasmas, 24, 022127.
  • Ji, J., Kim, S., Held, E.D, Na, Y., (2016). Electron parallel closures for various ion charge numbers. Physics of Plasmas, 23, 032124. doi: 10.1063/1.4944665
  • 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., Held, E.D, (2010). Analytical solution to the kinetic equation for a uniform plasma in a magnetic field. 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., 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., Held, E.D, (2009). Moment approach to deriving a unified parallel viscous stress in magnetized plasmas. Journal of Fusion Energy, 28 *
  • Ji, J., Held, E.D, Sovinec, C.R, (2009). Moment approach to deriving parallel heat flow for general collisionality. Physics of Plasmas, 16
  • Ji, J.Y, Held, E.D, (2008). Landau collision operators and general moment equations for an electron-ion plasma. Physics of Plasmas, 15
  • Ji, J., 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

  • 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.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

PHYS 4710 - Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2021
PHYS 3750 - Foundations of Wave Phenomena, Fall 2020
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2019
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring 2018
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall 2017
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