Luca Guazzotto
Department of Physics

Research Areas:

Office: Leach Science Center 3106

Address: 380 Duncan Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4692

Fax: (334) 844-4613



Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.S., University of Rochester
Laurea in Ingegneria Nucleare (Nuclear Engineering), Politecnico di Torino

Professional Employment
Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University
2014 - 2023
Assistant Professor (research), University of Rochester
2012 - 2014
Visiting Scientist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
2010 - present
Research Associate, University of Rochester
2008 - 2012
RFX- Group Collaborator, CNR Instituto Gas Ionizzati
2007 - 2008
Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Post-doctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 - 2007
Research Assistant, University of Rochester
2000 - 2005

Research and Teaching Interests

Research in equilibrium and stability properties of plasmas in the presence of macroscopic flow in magnetic-confinement devices. Teaching plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics related classes.

Selected Publications

  1. Numerical study of tokamak equilibria with arbitrary flow, L. Guazzotto, R. Betti, J. Manickam and S. Kaye, Phys. Plasmas 11, 604 (2004)
  2. Magnetohydrodynamics equilibria with toroidal and poloidal flow, L. Guazzotto and R. Betti, Phys. Plasmas 12, 056107 (2005)
  3. A family of analytic equilibrium solutions for the Grad-Shafranov equation, L. Guazzotto and J. P. Freidberg, Phys. Plasmas 14, 112508 (2007)
  4. A general formulation of magnetohydrodynamic stability including flow and a resistive wall, L. Guazzotto, J. P. Freidberg and R. Betti,  Phys. Plasmas 15, 072503 (2008)
  5. A magnetohydrodynamic mechanism for pedestal formation, L. Guazzotto and R. Betti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 125002 (2011).
  6. Two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations of poloidal flows in tokamaks and MHD pedestal, L. Guazzotto and R. Betti, Phys. Plasmas, 18, 092509 (2011).
  7. Two-fluid equilibrium with flow: FLOW2, L. Guazzotto and R. Betti, Phys. Plasmas, 22, 092503 (2015).
    Tokamak two-fluid ignition conditions, L Guazzotto and R Betti, Phys. Plasmas 24, 082504 (2017)

Last updated: 02/22/2024