Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

About Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center for fusion energy research. The Laboratory advances the coupled fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research, and, with collaborators, is developing the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world. An associated mission is providing the highest quality of scientific education.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.

The Laboratory is managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is the largest single supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

For more information, please visit The Laboratory sits on 91 acres on Princeton University's James Forrestal Campus, about three miles from the main campus.

Through its efforts to build and operate magnetic fusion devices, PPPL has gained extensive capabilities in a host of disciplines including advanced computational simulations, vacuum technology, mechanics, materials science, electronics, computer technology, and high-voltage power systems. In addition, PPPL scientists and engineers are applying knowledge gained in fusion research to other theoretical and experimental areas, including the development of plasma thrusters and the propagation of intense beams of ions. The Laboratory’s Office of Technology Transfer assists industry, other universities, and state and local government in transferring these technologies to the commercial sector.

We aspire to provide a positive work environment that respects all individuals. We are committed to affirmative action, equal employment, diversity and inclusion. At PPPL, everyone’s perspectives are welcomed and valued, resulting in a positive environment. We strive to make the Lab inclusive for all, and to help all staff feel valued and empowered.



June 2020 - August 2020 Princeton, NJ
“Opportunity to pursue novel research with PPPL scientists. The internship was performed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the organizers were quite literally making it up as they went, the structure of the program held and I feel I had a very enriching experience.”


June 2019 - August 2019 Princeton, NJ
“The atmosphere and other employees in the lab. It was a supportive environment.”
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