Alan Kaptanoglu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
3359 A.V. Williams Building
Phone: 301-405-4977
Advisor: Matt Landreman


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington,  2021
  • B.S., Physics, Theoretical Concentration, Stanford University, 2016


Dr. Alan Kaptanoglu received a B.S. in Physics from Stanford University in 2016 and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington in 2021. He joined the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) at the University of Maryland in 2022. He is currently working on stellarator optimization with Dr. Matt Landreman in the UMD Stellarator Group.


  • Plasma physics
  • Turbulence and transport
  • Stellarator physics and optimization
  • Computation physics and high performance computing
  • Reduced-order models, machine-learning, control theory and nonlinear optimization

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