John-Patrick Floyd II


jpf2John-Patrick Floyd II has had a strong interest in nuclear power and its applications since he was very young. As John-Patrick progressed to high school and college, his attention was drawn to the great potential of fusion and plasma physics. While at Georgia Tech, John-Patrick studied nuclear engineering with a focus on preparation for advanced studies in the fusion plasma physics field. He co-authored the senior design paper that his class completed in 2006, and presented the project at the Fall 2006 ANS-TOFE meeting. As a graduate student at Georgia Tech, John-Patrick has presented his research at several APS conferences, and participated in the 2011 ANS student conference.  He finished his masters thesis and earned his MS in Nuclear Engineering in 2011.  John-Patrick has begun work on his doctoral research under Dr. W. M. Stacey.  Along with a Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering, he is simultaneously pursuing a MS in International Affairs, another area of interest.

 Current Research

John-Patrick’s research interests in the magnetic confinement fusion field include tokamak edge pedestal density calculations and the physics of ELM disruptions.  He also is interested in the ITER project, its international cooperative form, and the broader intersection of energy, development, and security.


PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

MS in Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

BS in Nuclear & Radiological Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Recent Journal Publications

J.-P. Floyd, W. M. Stacey, R.J. Groebner, and S.C. Mellard. “Evolution of edge transport between edge-localized modes in DIII-D”. Phys. Plasmas 22, 022508 (2015).

J-P. Floyd, et al., “Tokamak Neutron Source for a Fast Transmutation Reactor”, Nucl. Sci. & Technol., 52, 727 (2007).

J.-P. Floyd and W. M. Stacey. “Numerical Investigation of Extending Diffusion Theory Codes to Solve the Generalized Pinch-Diffusion Equations in the Edge Pedestal”. Fusion Sci. Technol. 61 227-235 (2012).

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