Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory innovates for the future

Nov. 8, 2018

The scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are developing solutions to the world’s energy needs through research in fusion, the same energy-generating mechanism that occurs in the sun. Along the way, they’ve invented many potentially beneficial technologies.
Located about three miles from campus, PPPL has many collaborations with Princeton University scientists. Learn more about PPPL’s research mission at

“Our dedication to solving future energy problems often leads to very practical inventions that fulfill outstanding industrial needs.”
-Laurie Bagley, Head of Technology Transfer at PPPL

Featured technologies:

Johan Carlsson

Plasma microphone for structural health monitoring
Johan Carlsson, principal research scientist, RadiaSoft






Researchers standing

Flowmeter for industrial applications
Michael Hvasta, staff researcher, and Egemen Kolemen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment





To learn more, contact Laurie at or 609-243-2425.