Michael C. Zarnstorff

Deputy Director for Research, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University

Michael Zarnstorff is the deputy director for research at PPPL, where he oversees research that ranges from test- ing ideas for harnessing fusion to developing rockets for space flight. His job encompasses keeping projects aligned with DOE goals and envision- ing new research opportunities for PPPL. An award-winning physicist and a co-discoverer of the bootstrap current, he joined PPPL in 1984 and has been deputy director for research since 2009.

Experience

  • –present
    Deputy Director for Research, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University