• Received her BS degree from the University of Illinois in 1969, the MS degree from the University of Iowa in 1971, and the Ph.D from Old Dominion University in 1983. Her publications include articles in both plasma physics and atomic physics with an emphasis on laser interactions with plasma and with neutral/rare gas collisions. She has presented her work at various international workshops and meetings, both in Europe and in the United States. She is a guest worker at the Molecular Spectroscopy Division at the National Bureau of Standards (Gaithersburg, MD). Dr. Vahala joined Old Dominion University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Fall of 1987, and she is currently an Associate Professor.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 A lattice Boltzmann representation of fluid closures for Landau dampingRadiation Effects & Defects in Solids: Incorporating Plasma Techniques & Plasma Phenomena. 2-7.
    2017 Lattice algorithms for nonlinear physicsRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids.
    2016 A 9-bit multiple relaxation Lattice Boltzmann magnetohydrodynamic algorithm for 2D turbulenceComputers & Mathematics with Applications !!!. 394-403.
    2016 Benchmarking the Dirac-generated unitary lattice qubit collision-stream algorithm for 1D vector Manakov soliton collisionsComputers & Mathematics with Applications !!!. 386-393.
    2016 Imaginary time integration method using a quantum lattice gas approachRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 96-102.
    2015 Lattice Boltzmann LES for MHD TurbulenceBulletin of the American Physical Society.
    2015 Magnetic field stabilization of a two-dimensional fluid jet: a multiple relaxation Lattice Boltzmann simulationRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 1-10.
    2015 Tokamak Scenario Trajectory Optimization Using Fast Integrated SimulationsBulletin of the American Physical Society.
    2015 Unitary quantum lattice gas algorithm generated from the Dirac collision operator for 1D soliton–soliton collisionsRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 55-64.
    2013 Lattice Boltzmann algorithms for plasma physicsRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 735-758.
    2012 An analysis of lower hybrid grill coupling using an efficient full wave codeNuclear Fusion. 083005.
    2012 Unitary qubit lattice simulations of complex vortex structuresComputational Science & Discovery. 014013.
    2011 A survey of electron Bernstein wave heating and current drive potential for spherical tokamaksNucl. Fusion. 15 pages.
    2011 A unitary quantum lattice gas algorithm for two dimensional quantum turbulencePhysical Review.
    2011 Poincare recurrence and spectral cascades in three-dimensional quantum turbulencePhys. Rev.. 17 pages.
    2011 Prospects for Ebw Heating and Current Drive on Spherical ToriElectron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (EC-16). 257-262.
    2011 Qubit Lattice (QLG) Simulations for a T> 0 SuperfluidUsers’ Group Conference. 95.
    2011 Unitary quantum lattice algorithm for two-dimensional quantum turbulencePhys. Rev.. 13 pages.
    2010 Implementing Tablet PCs in a Distance Learning EnvironmentAmerican Society for Engineering Education.
    2010 Poincare recurrence and intermittent destruction of the quantum Kelvin wave cascade in quantum turbulenceSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing. 770207.
    2010 Poincare recurrence and intermittent loss of quantum Kelvin wave cascades in quantum turbulencearXiv preprint arXiv:1011.6334.
    2010 Quantum Lattice-gas model of spinor superfluidsSPIE. 9.
    2010 Yepez et al. ReplyPhysical Review Letters.
    2009 EBW power deposition and current drive in WEGA – comparison of simulation with experimentPlasma Phys. Control. Fusion. 125008.
    2009 EBW simulations in an experimental contextJ. Plasma Fusion Res. Ser. 1153.
    2009 Electromagnetic Noise Reduction Strategies for Cable Systems
    2009 Entropic, LES and Boundary Conditions in Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of TurbulenceEur. Phys. J. Special Topics. 167-171.
    2009 Investigating energy loss mechanisms in an SOI-based tuning-fork gyroscopeSPIE Smart Structures and Materials+ Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring. 72921F.
    2009 Modeling of Optimization and Control of EBW Heating and Current DriveBulletin of the American Physical Society.
    2009 Numerical Models and Experimental Investigation of Energy Loss Mechanisms in SOI-Based Tuning-Fork GyroscopesSensors and Actuators A. 63-74.
    2009 Quantum algorithm for Bose-Einstein condensate quantum fluid dynamicsSPIE Quantum Information and Computation VII. 10.
    2009 Simulations of EBW current drive and power deposition in the WEGA StellaratorAIP. 449.
    2009 Superfluid Turbulence from Quantum Kelvin Wave to Classical Kolmogorov CascadePhys. Rev. Lett.. 084501.
    2009 Superfluid turbulence from quantum kelvin wave to classical kolmogorov cascadesPhysical Review Letters. 084501.
    2009 Vortex-antivortex Pair in a Bose-Einstein CondensateEur. Phys. J. Special Topics. 9-14.
    2008 A Numerical and Experimental Study of Energy Loss Mechanisms in Tuning-Fork GyroscopesSensors and Actuators A.
    2008 MHD Turbulence Studies using Lattice Boltzmann AlgorithmsComm. in Computat. Phys.. 624-646.
    2007 Entropic Lattice Boltzmann Representations Required to Recover Navier-Stokes FlowsPhys. Rev..
    2007 Performance of Lattice Boltzmann Codes for Navier-Stokes and MHD Turbulence on High-End Computer Architectures
    2006 Electron Bernstein Wave Simulations and Comparison to Preliminary NSTX Emission DataAIP.
    2006 Interpretation of EBW simulation and comparison with NSTX33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion.
    2006 Non-local Closure and Parallel Performance of Lattice Boltzmann Models for Some Plasma Physics ProblemsElsevier. 48-56.
    2006 Quantum Lattice Representations for Vector Solitons in External PotentialsPhysica. 215-221.
    2005 Lattice Quantum Algorithm for the Schrodinger Wave Equation in 2+1 Dimensions with a Demonstration by Modeling Soliton InstabilitiesSpringer Science. 457-469.
    2005 Non-Uniform Grid Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of 1-D Dissipative MHDInderscience Enterprises Ltd. 37-49.
    2005 Ray tracing and Fokker-Planck modelling of electron Bernstein wave heating and current driveAssociation EURATOM/IPP. CR. 83.
    2004 ECE from MAST—Gaussian beams and antenna aiming problemCzechoslovak Journal of Physics. C116-C122.
    2004 Inelastic Vector Soliton Collisions: A Quantum Lattice Gas RepresentationPhil. Trans.. Roy Soc. London. 1677-1690.
    2004 Inelastic vector soliton collisions: a lattice-based quantum representationPHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS-ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES. 1677-1690.
    2004 Influence of Antenna Directivity on ECE in MASTRev. Sci. Instrum. 3804-3806.
    2004 Influence of antenna aiming on ECE in MASTReview of scientific instruments, AIP. 3804-3806.
    2004 Non-uniform grid Lattice Boltzmann simulations of 1-D dissipative magnetohydrodynamicsProgress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, an International Journal. 37-49.
    2004 USAF, AFRL
    2004 Wireless Network Simulation in Aircraft CabinsIEEE. 2223-2226.
    2003 Additional information on AIP Conf. Proc.AIP Conf. Proc. 388.
    2003 ECE in MAST: Theory and ExperimentAIP. 388-391.
    2003 Electron Bernstein Wave-X-O Mode Conversion and Electron Cyclotron Emission in MASTAIP. 1437-1440.
    2003 Lattice Boltzmann and quantum lattice gas representations of one-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulenceElsevier. 227-234.
    2003 Quantum Lattice Gas Representation of Some Classical SolutionsElsevier. 187-196.
    2003 Quantum lattice gas representation of some classical solitonsPhysics Letters A. 187-196.
    2002 Preliminary Results in the Use of Energy-Dependent Octagonal Lattices for Thermal Lattice Boltzmann SimulationsS. Stat. Phys.. 499-519.
    2002 Some Progress in the Development of Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Dissipative MHDCzech, J. Phys.. D59-64.
    2001 ECRH in Spherical Plasmas: O-X-EBW Mode Conversion in MASTRev. Sci. Instrum.. 391-394.
    2001 Electron cyclotron resonance heating in spherical plasmas: O–X–EBW mode conversion in MASTAmerican Institute of Physics Review of Scientific Instruments. 391-393.
    2000 " Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Praha 8, Czech RepublicParallel Computational Fluid Dynamics’ 99: Towards Teraflops, Optimization and Novel Formulations. 423.
    2000 ECRH on CASTORSpringer-Verlag. 51-56.
    2000 Evolution of a neutral-ion 2 fluid system using thermal lattice Boltzmann modelSpringer-Verlag. 47-50.
    2000 Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulations for Multi-Species EquilibrationPhys. Rev. E. 507-516.
    2000 Thermal lattice Boltzmann simulation for multispecies fluid equilibrationPhysical Review E. 507.
    2000 Velocity and Temperature Equilibration for Multi-Species Gases using Thermal Lattice Boltzmann SimulationsCzech J. Physics. 47-50.
    1998 Higher Order Isotropic Velocity Grids in Lattice MethodsPhys. Rev. Lett.. 3960-3963.
    1998 Lattice Boltzmann Representation of Neutral Turbulence in the Cold Gas Blanket Divertor RegimeCzech J. Phys.. 953.
    1998 Linear Stability Analysis of Thermo-Lattice Boltzmann ModelsJ. Computat. Phys.. 79-91.
    1998 Papers-40-see 50Czechoslovak Journal of Physics.
    1998 Preliminary Studies for the Gas Blanket Divertor - A Thermal Lattice Boltzmann ApproachCzech J. Phys.. 369.
    1998 Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Models for Compressible FlowsIntern. J. Modern Phys. C.. 1247.
    1998 Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Variable Prandtl Number Turbulent FlowsPhys. Rev.. 4227-4237.
    1998 Thermal lattice-Boltzmann models (TLBM) for compressible flowsInternational Journal of Modern Physics C. 1247-1261.
    1997 K-? Compressible 3D Neutral Fluid Turbulence Modeling of the Effect of Toroidal Cavities on Flame Front Propagation in the Gas Blanket regime for Tokamak DivertorsJ. Plasma Physics. 155.
    1997 K–[epsi] compressible 3D neutral fluid turbulence modelling of the effect of toroidal cavities on flame-front propagation in the gas-blanket regime for tokamak divertorsJournal of Plasma Physics. 155-173.
    1997 Role of higher spatial harmonics in the launched LH spectrum in the ponderomotive effects at the plasma edgeJournal of Plasma Physics. 555-574.
    1997 Role of the Higher Harmonics in the Launched Spectrum in the Pondermotive Effects at the Plasma EdgeJ. Plasma Physics. 555.
    1997 Turbulence Modeling of the Toroidal Wall Heat Load Due to Shear Flows Over Cavities in the Neutral Gas Blanket Divertor RegimePhys. Plasmas. 3992.
    1996 Determination of Eddy Transport Coefficients in Thermo-Lattice Boltzmann Modeling of Two-Dimensional TurbulenceSpringer. 1063.
    1996 Effect of 3D shear flow and 3D neutral turbulence on the propagation of a heat front towards the divertor plate in the gas blanket regime
    1996 The theory of the quasi-optical grill: A lower hybrid wave launcher in the 4-10 GHz range for high field tokamaksINIS.
    1996 Topics in tokamak research. Final report, May 15, 1990–April 15, 1996
    1996 Toroidal Wall Heat Flux and Conductivity Profiles due to Neutral 3D Turbulence in the Gas Blanket Regime for DivertorsContr. Plasma Physics. 304-308.
    1995 Effect of Velocity Shear on a Strong Temperature Gradient - A Lattice Boltzmann ApproachPhysics Letters. 376-382.
    1995 Effects of Neutral Three-Dimensional Turbulence in the Gas Blanket Regime for DivertorsElsevier. 266-273.
    1995 Effects of large aspect ratios and fluctuations on hard x?ray detection in lower hybrid driven divertor tokamaksReview of scientific instruments. 838-840.
    1995 Role of the higher harmonics in the launched LH spectrum in the ponderomotive effects at the plasma edge
    1994 Macroscopic modeling by lattice Boltzmann techniques
    1994 Model of Ablation Flow Near Light-Atom Pellets with Surface Boundary ConditNuclear Fusion. 417-426.
    1992 Charge-State Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Modeling of the Carbon-Pellet Plasma InteractionAIP. 4166-4176.
    1992 Detection of Internal Magnetic Fluctuations by Electromagnetic Scattering in TokamaksRadio Frequency Power in Plasmas. 389-393.
    1992 Effect of Magnetic and Density Fluctuations on the Propagation of Lower Hybrid Waves in TokamaksAIP. 4033-4045.
    1992 Effect of fluctuations on lower hybrid power deposition and hard x?ray detectionReview of scientific instruments. 4682-4684.
    1992 Electromagnetic Scattering from Magnetic Fluctuations in TokamaksAIP. 619-629.
    1992 Microwave scattering from TAE modes. Progress report,[August 1991–September 1992]
    1992 Self?consistent determination of low?Za pellet ablation and pellet penetrationReview of scientific instruments. 4732-4734.
    1991 Filamentation in High Plasmas & Flux Penetration in Type II Super ConductorsPhysics Essays. 223.
    1991 Filamentation in High-beta Plasmas and Flux Penetration in Type II SuperconductorsPhysics Essays. 223.
    1990 Application of the Results of Carbon Pellet Modelling to the Problem of Plasma PenetrationAIP. 3140-3142.
    1990 Effects of Quantum Noise on a Two-Level System in a Single-Mode CavityAPS. 1813-1815.
    1990 Measurement of magnetic fluctuations by O? X mode conversionAIP. 3022-3024.
    1989 CIT alpha particle extraction and measurement: Low-Z ablation cloud profile simulation for alpha-particle diagnostics: Progress report, September 1988 to April 1989
    1988 Effect of electrostatic scattering parameters on the direct detection of fusion alphasMIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. 1595.
    1988 Effects of Electrostatic Scattering Parameters on Direct Detection of Fusion AlphasNuclear Fusion. 1595-1602.
    1987 Close coupled theory of fine structure transitions in collisional redistributionOSA Publishing. 397-411.
    1987 Collisional spin exchange in excited alkali-rare gas collisionsJ. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 4, page P166. 166.
    1987 Nuclear spin polarization of 3 He in 23 Na (5s)? 3 He spin-exchange collisionsPhysics Letters A. 47-51.
    1986 Effects of Alpha Particles on the Scattering Function in CO2 Laser ScatteringNuclear Fusion. 51-60.
    1985 Detection of alpha particles by CO-2 laser scattering
    1985 Detection of alpha particles by CO/sub 2/laser scattering
    1984 Systematic estimate of binding energies of weakly bound diatomic moleculesThe Journal of Chemical Physics. 4867-4870.
    1981 where 2. is the Babi frequency of trte T?.-S trar itior. arrf S is trie perturoer aer ity. TS* e paraMeter v,${$i/mar/be eri m to D* fir. it* JjSpectral Line Shapes: Proceedings Fifth International Conference, Berlin (West), July 7-11, 1980. 473.
    1980 Perturbed Magnetic Field Phase Slip for TokamaksNuclear Fusion. 17-26.
    1979 Stable Equilibrium Statistical States for SpheromaksAIP. 871-873.
    1978 MHD TURBULENCE IN CYLINDRICAL AND SPHERICAL GEOMETRICSBulletin of the American Physical Society. 757-757.
    1977 Wall Stabilization in a Collisionless Bumpy ? PinchJ. Plasma Physics. 317-337.
    1977 Wall stabilization in a collisionless bumpy theta-pinchJournal of Plasma Physics. 317-337.
    1975 FINITE WAVELENGTH EFFECTS IN GUIDING CENTER PLASMASBulletin of the American Physical Society. 1357-1357.
    1974 Comments on fluctuations in Guiding Center Plasma in Two DimensionPhys. Fluids. 2298.
    1974 Comments on “Fluctuations in guiding center plasma in two dimensions”Physics of Fluids (1958-1988). 2298-2298.
    The Lattice Boltzmann Representation for Plasma Physics


    Year Title
    2012 Unitary qubit lattice gas representation of 2D and 3D quantum turbulenceAdvanced Fluid Dynamics. In_Tech Publ..
    2009 Simulations of EWB current drive and power deposition in the WEGA StellaratorRadio Frequency Power in Plasmas: Proceedings of the 18th Topical Conference. American Institute of Physics.
    1993 Diffraction and Gaussian n parallel effects in lower hybrid wave propagation in tokamaks1993 International Sherwood fusion theory conference.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 Metal cutting and manufacturing economics project for freshmen
    2011 EBW H&CD Potential for Spherical Tokamaks.  477.
    2011 Full Wave 2D theory of LH Grills Suitable for Large Structures
    2011 Unitary Qubit Lattice Simulations of Multiscale Phenomena in quantum Turbulence.  1-11.
    2011 Unitary quantum lattice gas representation for 2D quantum turbulence.  4 pages.
    2010 Unitary Quantum Lattice Gas Algorithms for Quantum to Classical Turbulence
    2010 Work in Progress- Transitioning an established engineering distance learning program infrastructure to an on-line instructional setting.  T2C.
    2009 A Multiple-Beam Tuning-Fork Gyroscope with High Quality Factors.  IMECE2009-10419.
    2009 A Numerical Model of Thermoelastic Damping in MEMS Resonators Built upon a Thermal-Energy Method
    2009 A SOI-Based Tuning-Fork Gyroscope with High Quality Factors.  7292-115.
    2009 An SOI-based tuning-fork gyroscope with high quality factors.  729238.
    2009 Comparison of EBW heating and current drive simulation models in realistic tokamak conditions
    2009 Coupled Ray-tracing and Fokker-Planck EBW Modeling for Spherical Tokamaks.  465-468.
    2009 Investigating Energy Loss Mechanisms in a SOI-Based Tuning-Fork Gyroscope.  7292-50.
    2009 Lattice Boltzmann representations for MHD Turbulence.  1066.
    2009 Quantum Lattice-Gas Algorithm for Quantum Turbulence-CAP Simulations on 12,288 Cores of Cray XT-5 Einstein at NAVO.  106-113.
    2009 Twisting of filamentary vortex solitons demarcated by fast Poincaré recursion.  12.
    2009 Unitary qubit lattice simulations of multiscale phenomena in quantum turbulence.  24.
    2008 EBW Power Deposition and Fisch-Boozer Current Drive in the WEGA Stellarator.  6083P.
    2008 MHD Turbulence STudies using Lattice Boltzmann Algorithms- Physical Simulation sUsing 9000 Cores on the Air Force Research Laboratory HAWK Supercomputer.  138-142.
    2008 MHD Turbulence Studies Using Lattice Boltzmann Methods – CAP Simulations using 9000 cores on the AFRL/Hawk Supercomputer.  138-142.
    2008 Quantum Lattice Gas Algorithm for Quantum Turbulence and Vortex Reconnection in the Gross-Pitaevskii Equation.  69760U1-10.
    2007 Entropic Lattice Boltzmann Algorithms for Turbulence.  8007P.
    2007 Lattice Boltzmann Algorithms for Fluid Turbulence.  52-56.
    2007 Lattice Model of Fluid Turbulence.  13-19.
    2007 Simulation of EBW Heating in WEGA.  343-346.
    2006 EBW Emission Simulations and Plasma Diagnostics
    2006 Effects of passengers and internal components on electromagnetic propagation prediction inside boeing aircrafts.  2161-2164.
    2006 Entropic lattice boltzmann simulations of turbulence.  1129P.
    2006 Interpretation of Electron Bernstein Wave Emission Simulations and Comparison with NSTX.  P5.171.
    2006 Low-Order Qubit Representation for Two Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates.  6244-4.
    2006 Low-order qubit representation for two coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates (BEC).  624405.
    2005 3D entropic lattice Boltzmann simulations of 3D Navier-Stokes turbulence.  1091P.
    2005 802.11 ab propagation prediction inside a B777.  837-840.
    2005 Classification and Prediction of Itnerference Pathloss Measurements inside B-757 Using Feed Forward Neural Networks.  203.
    2005 Comparative analysis of interference path loss coupling patterns on B-737 vs B-757 airplanes.  6. B. 5.
    2005 EBW Simulation for MAST and NSTX Experiments.  349-352.
    2005 Electromagnetic Propagation of Wireless Networks in Aircraft Cabins
    2005 Extension of the Multi-Scattering Approach to Stochastic Polarized Wave Propagation in Complex Cavities.  221-224.
    2005 Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Simulations on the Earth Simulator Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method
    2005 Methodology of Electron Bernstein Wave Emission Simulations.  P1.121.
    2005 Performance of Lattice Boltzmann Codes for NAvier-Stokes and MHD Turbulence on the Major Computer Architectures
    2005 Propagation prediction inside a B767 in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands.  791-794.
    2005 Quantum Lattice Representation of 1D MHD turbulence with arbitrary Transport Coefficients.  227-235.
    2005 Simulation of ECE frequency spectra for NSTX and comparison with new radiometer results.  1038P.
    2005 Simulation of Electromagnetic Propagation of Wireless Networks in Aircraft Cabins
    2005 Summarization of Neutron Test REsults on a REcoverable Computer System
    2005 Unconditionally Stable Explicit Quantum Lattice Representation of 1D MHD Turbulence, with Arbitrary Transport Coefficients.  1090P.
    2004 Closed-Loop Neutron Particle Effects Testing on a Recoverable Flight Control Computer.  6.C.3.
    2004 Comparison of theory and experiment on electron cyclotron emission from spherical tori.  384.
    2004 Electromagnetic propagation prediction inside aircraft cabins.  2227-2230.
    2004 Fuzzification of Electromagnetic Interference Patterns Onboard Commercial Airliners Due to Wireless Technology
    2004 Quantum Lattice Gas Representation of Dark Solitons.  376-385.
    2004 Quantum lattice representation of dark solitons.  376-385.
    2004 The Sensitivity of ECE simulations in MAST to Different Magnetic Equilibria Models.  P-4.184.
    2004 Unconditionally Stable Explicit Difference Scheme for 1D MHD with arbitrary transport coefficients.  1005P.
    2003 A Non-Uniform Lattice Boltzmann Method for Fluid Flow Simulations.  P-3.188.
    2003 Detecting the use of intentionally transmitting personal electronic devices onboard commercial aircraft.  263-268.
    2003 Graphical representation of the effects of antenna locations on path loss data [aircraft EMI].  142-145.
    2003 Multigird Lattice Boltzmann Approach to 1D MHD Turbulence.  1043P.
    2003 Multigrid Lattice Boltzmann Approach to 1D MHD Turbulence
    2003 Non-Uniform Spatial Grids in Lattice Boltzmann MHD Algorithms.  1107P.
    2003 Quantum Lattice Gas Representation for Vector Solutions.  273-281.
    2003 Quantum lattice gas representation for vector solitons.  273-281.
    2003 Radio Frequency Power in Plasmas.  388-391.
    2003 Random Wave Propagation in a Two-Dimensional Complex Medium.  130-133.
    2003 Random wave propagation in a two-dimensional complex medium [loaded aircraft cavity].  130-133.
    2003 Theory of EBW-XO with Comparison to ECE data in MAST.  1053P.
    2002 Ebw-X and Ece in Mast.  1107P.
    2002 Interpretation of ECE Measurements on MAST.  P-5.095.
    2002 Lattice Boltzmann Model for Dissipative MHD.  P-1.111.
    2002 Lattice Botlzmann Solution to the 1D MHD-Burgers Equation.  1051P.
    2001 ECE on CASTOR.  326-329.
    2001 Influence of the Plasma Surface Density Fluctuations on ECE in CASTOR.  329-332.
    2001 Jet Flow in Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulations.  849-852.
    2001 Lattice Boltzmann Model for Dissipative Incompressible MHD.  853-856.
    2001 Mode conversion processes for electron Bernstein wave excitation in spherical tori
    2001 Octagonal lattices in thermal lattice Boltzmann & MHD simulations.  271.
    2000 ECE and ECRH from OX-EBW Mode Conversion in Spherical Plasmas.  1159P.
    2000 Excitation of Electron Bernstein Waves in MAST
    2000 Multi-Species Equilibration Using Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Simulations
    2000 Parallelization and MPI Performance of Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Codes for Fluid Turbulence.  423-431.
    1999 Energy-Dependent Velocity Lattices in Thermo-Lattice Boltzmann Simulations
    1999 Proposals of Quasi-Optical Grils for ITER and NSTX Tokamaks.  1601-1604.
    1999 Quasi-Optical Grills for ITER and NSTX Plasmas.  474-477.
    1998 3D Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Models
    1998 Comparison of Quasi-Optical and Passive-Active Multijunction Grills for ITER-and NSTX-like Plasmas
    1998 Development of Explicit Algebraic Models for Turbulent Heat Flux
    1998 Lattice Boltzmann Representation for Gas Mixtures: Preliminary Studies for the Gas Blanket Divertor
    1998 Launch of 5 GHz LH Waves into ITER using Quasi-Optical Grills
    1998 Multi-Species Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Models
    1998 Proposals of Quasi-Optical Grill for ITER Tokamak.  1426.
    1998 Quasi-Optical Grills Proposals for TdeV, Ignitor and Tore Supra Tokamaks
    1997 3D Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Turbulence in the Divertor
    1997 A High Reynolds Number Thermo-Lattice Boltzmann Model
    1997 A New Concept of Launchers for Lower Hybrid Waves in Tokamaks: Quasi-Optical Grills.  87-100.
    1997 Extension of Lattice Boltzmann Techniques to Flows with Arbitrary Prandtl Number.  837.
    1997 Neutral Turbulence Effects on Heat Loads in the Gas Blanket Regime
    1997 Preliminary proposals of quasi-optical grills for Ignitor and TdeV tokamaks.  165-168.
    1997 Proposal of a Quasi-Optical Grill Operating at 3.7 GHz for tde V Tokamak.  309.
    1997 Proposals of a Quasi-Optical Grill for IGNITOR and Tde V Tokamaks.  165.
    1997 Quasi-Optical Grills: design of LH launchers for Ignitor and TdeV
    1996 Full 3D Neutral Turbulence Simulations for the Propagation of a Heat Front in Divertor Geometry with Toroidal Cavities-the Initial Value Problem
    1996 Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Modeling of Neutral Fluids
    1995 Large Quasi-Optical Grills, Mounted in Hyperguides
    1995 Pondermotive Coupling in the Edge Plasma of Slow LH Waves with the Edge Plasma
    1995 Slow Lower Hybrid Wave Ponderomotive Effects in the Edge of a Tokamak Plasma.  255.
    1994 Lower-hybrid current drive, hard X-ray emission, and fluctuations.  230-233.
    1994 Macroscopic Modelling by Lattice Boltzmann Techniques
    1993 Lower Hybrid Current Drive, Hard X-Ray Emission and Fluctuationhs.  15-16.
    1992 Fine-Structure Branching Ratios and Atomic Polarization in Na-Xe Optical Collisions.  389-393.
    1991 Electromagnetic scattering from magnetic fluctuations in Yokamaks.  215-215.
    1990 Fine-Structure Branching Ratios and Atomic Polarization in Na-Xe Optical Collisions
    1990 Fine-structure branching ratios and atoms polarization in Na-Xe optical collisions.  296-300.
    1990 MCQDT and Close Coupled Theory of Non-Lorentzian Line Shapes in Predissociation of O2
    1990 Mode-locking multiphoton excitation and dissociation of weakly bound diatomic molecules.  QWD10.
    1990 The Effect of Pendel Electrons on Breakdown and Sustainment of a Hollow Cathode Discharge.  293.
    1988 Comparison Between MCQDT and Close-Coupled Calculation for the Non-Lorentzian Line Shape in O2 Schumann-Runge Predissociation
    1987 Isotope dependence of fine-structure branching in He-Na optical collisions.  301-303.
    1987 Radiative Scattering Close Coupled Calculations of Lorentzian Width and Asymmetry Parameters for Na + Rare Gas Systems
    1986 Application of Recoil and Frame Transformation Models for Collisional Redistribution of Light.  479-480.
    1986 Close Coupled Theory of Fine Structure Transitions in Collinal Redistribution.  397-411.
    1986 Radiative Scattering Close Coupled Calculations of Lorentzian Width and Asymmetry Parameters for Na-rare Gas Systems.  473-474.
    1985 Close-Coupling Calculations of D1/D2 Branching Ratios in Na-Rare Gas Laser-Assisted Collisions.  527-528.
    1985 Fine Structure Effects in Laser Assisted Na-Rare Gas Collisions.  421-436.


  • Graduate Fellows for Excellence in Engineering and Mathematics Education in K-12 Schools  awarded by National Science Foundation 2009 - 2014
  • EBW Physics of ECE in NSTX”  awarded by DoE 2008 - 2011
  • Topics in Plasma Physics  awarded by DoE 2007 - 2010
  • Capitalizing on opportunity: Barriers and supports in the growth and retention of women undergraduates in engineering and computer science  awarded by Old Dominion University Office of Research Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program 2009
  • Virginia Partnership for Nanotechnology Partnership and Workforce Development  awarded by NSF 2006 - 2008
  • EBW Physics of ECE in NSTX  awarded by DoE 2005 - 2008
  • Wireless Network PathLoss  awarded by GSRP for Madiha Jafri 2006
  • Quantum Lattice Algorithms for Magnetohydrodynamics  awarded by AFOSR 2004 - 2006
  • Topics in Plasma Physics  awarded by DoE 2004 - 2006
  • Neutron-Induced SEE in Flight Control Computers  awarded by NASA 2003 - 2006
  • Wireless Network PathLoss  awarded by NASA 2003 - 2006
  • Wireless Network PathLoss  awarded by GSRP fro Genevieve Hankins 2005
  • Quantum Lattice Algorithms for MHD  awarded by Air Force Research Labs., Hanscom, MA 2004 - 2005
  • Wireless Network PathLoss  awarded by GSRP for Madiha Jafri 2004
  • Topics in Plasma Physics  awarded by DoE 2001 - 2004
  • Using Neural Networks to Develop an Electromagnetic Model for a Boeing 757  awarded by NASA 2001 - 2004
  • Development of MHD Algorithms on Type-II Quantum Compuaters  awarded by AFOSR 2001 - 2003
  • Random Wave Propagation in Complex Media – a Multiple Scattering Approach  awarded by NASA 2001 - 2003
  • Supplemental Funding  awarded by NASA 2002
  • Physics of Divertors  awarded by DoE 1998 - 2001
  • Wave Propagation in Tokamaks  awarded by DoE 1996 - 1998
  • SCHEV Education Grant  awarded by SCHEV 1997
  • Turbulence and Wave Propagation in Tokamaks  awarded by DoE/US Czech Academy of Sciences 1994 - 1997
  • Motion Analysis System Engineering/Motion Analysis Technology  awarded by Tidewater Consortium for Hospital Administrators 1994 - 1995
  • Wave Propagation in Tokamaks  awarded by DoE 1994 - 1995
  • Wave Propagation in Tokamaks  awarded by DoE 1993 - 1994
  • Scattering from Toroidicity Induced Alfven Eigenmodes  awarded by DoE 1992 - 1993
  • CIT Alpha Extraction and Measurement  awarded by DoE 1991 - 1992
  • Alpha Particle Diagnostics  awarded by Department of Energy 1990 - 1991
  • CIT Alpha Extraction and Measurement  awarded by DoE 1989 - 1990
  • CIT Alpha Extraction & measurement  awarded by Department of Energy 1988 - 1989
  • Travel Grant to attend the International Conference on Spectral Lines in Torun, Polan  awarded by NSF 1988
  • Spectroscopy of Rare Gas Atoms  awarded by NSF 1987 - 1988
  • National Science Foundation Travel Grant to attend the International Conference, Brighton, England  awarded by NSF 1987
  • Nonlinear MHD and Alpha Particles  awarded by DoE 1985 - 1986
  • Improving graduate engineering ethics education: A multidisciplinary and multicultural approach  awarded by NSF 2002 -
  • Improving graduate engineering ethics education: A multidisciplinary and multicultural approach  awarded by NSF 1992 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Old Dominion University 1983
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Iowa 1972
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Illinois 1969
  • Full Name

  • Linda Vahala