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Dr. Özgür D. Gürcan

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Chargè de Recherche 2eme classe, CNRS

Personal Information

  • E-mail: ozgur.gurcan (AT) lpp.polytechnique.fr
  • Phone:
  • Address: Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128, Palaiseau, CEDEX, France
  • Nationality: Turkish
  • Date of birth: 12 December 1976

Work Experience

  • CNRS, Research Associate, 1st Class (CR1), Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, Dec 2009--present
  • CNRS, Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, May 2008--Dec 2009
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego, May 2005--May2008
  • Summer Lecturer, University of California, San Diego, June 2004--August 2004
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, San Diego, August 2000--May 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego, August 2000--May 2001
  • Computer Game Designer, SiliconWorx, 1993--1994

Education And Training

  • PhD, Dept. of Physics, University of California, San Diego, 2005
  • BS Dept. of Physics, Middle East Technical University, advanced physics group, 1999

Research Interests

Turbulence, transport, rotation, self-organization, nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation in magnetic fusion plasmas.

Talks

  • Gurcan_jeju12.pdf : "Thermodynamics of flow generation", 2nd East-Asian School and Workshop on Laboratory, Space, Astrophysical Plasmas, Jeju Island (2012)
  • Gurcan_wci12.pdf : "Spectral dynamics and predator prey oscillations", talk at WCI NFRI, Daejeon (2012)
  • Gurcan_ttfpad12.pdf : "Is near edge transport non-local ? ", 17th EU-US Joint TTF, Padoa, Italy (2012)

PostDoc Position 2012/2013

We currently have an opening for a postdoc on plasma physics in our group ( see PostDoc Position 2012 for details).

Selected publications

  • Ö. D. Gürcan, P. H. Diamond, and T. S. Hahm. "Turbulent equipartition and homogenization of plasma angular momentum". Phys. Rev. Lett., 100(13):135001, 2008
  • Ö. D. Gürcan, P. H. Diamond, T. S. Hahm, and R. Singh. "Intrinsic rotation and electric field shear". Physics of Plasmas, 14(4):042306, 2007
  • Ö. D. Gürcan, P. H. Diamond, and T. S. Hahm. "Nonlinear triad interactions and the mechanism of spreading in drift-wave turbulence". Phys. Rev. Lett., 97(2):024502, 2006
  • Ö. D. Gürcan, P. H. Diamond, T. S. Hahm, and Z. Lin. "Dynamics of turbulence spreading in magnetically confined plasmas". Physics of Plasmas, 12(3):032303, 2005
  • Ö. D. Gürcan and P. H. Diamond. "Streamer formation and collapse in electron temperature gradient driven turbulence". Physics of Plasmas, 11(2):572–583, 2004
  • Ö. D. Gürcan and P. H. Diamond. "Nonlinear elongation of two-dimensional structures in electron temperature gradient driven turbulence". Physics of Plasmas, 11(11):4973–4982, 2004
  • Ö. D. Gürcan, V. V. Mirnov, and D. Üçer. "Radial motion of highly conducting sphere in magnetic field". Journal of Mathematical Physics, 41(5):2851–2857, 2000

see Publications (Özgür D. Gürcan) for a more exhaustive list.