Egemen Kolemen

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Office: B261 PPPL, MS34 C-Site

Phone: 609-258-9209

Research interests: Application of dynamics and control theory to experimental plasma physics, primarily to address the challenges of fusion reactor design. Designing and implementing novel control techniques for fusion reactors. Reduction of heat flux to fusion reactor vessels using advanced magnetic divertor configuration, detachment, and radiation control; and disruption avoidance against instabilities.


  • Three men pose in front of a cement wall.

    Engineers use AI to wrangle fusion power for the grid

  • Leveraging language models for fusion energy research

  • Four people share a stage during a panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center meeting spotlights next-decade technologies and design approaches for the clean energy transition

  • Fusion’s future in the U.S. could come down to dollars and cents

  • Woman in a blue coat standing inside a steal frame with her arms outstretched.

    Exploring the origins of the universe through engineering

  • Egeman Koleman speaks with Al von Halle at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. They are wearing hard hats.

    Data drive quests to control nuclear fusion


  • Applied Physics

  • Energy and Environment


  • Student uses drill press while others observe.

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment