Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor



+44 (0)20 7594 5659jdhare CV




739BBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am building a new pulsed-power generator, called PUFFIN, to study fundamental processes in magnetized high energy density plasmas. I am a visiting academic in the plasma physics group at Imperial College.

I was a Research Associate at Imperial College London, working on the Mega Ampere Generator for Plasma Implosion Experiments (MAGPIE). I completed my PhD in 2017, in which I studied magnetic reconnection studies in pulsed power driven plasmas. As part of my post doc I looked at generating magnetised turbulence using pulsed power.

Between March 2019 and March 2020 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching by Munich, Germany. I designed, prototyped and tested bolometers and pressure gauges for the ITER project. I rejoined the MAGPIE team between March 2020 and December 2020.

I blog at Fusion and Things, and I'm on Research Gate.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hare J, Suttle L, Lebedev S, et al., 2018, An experimental platform for pulsed-power driven magnetic reconnection, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:25, ISSN:1070-664X

Hare JD, Lebedev SV, Suttle LG, et al., 2017, Formation and structure of a current sheet in pulsed-power driven magnetic reconnection experiments, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:24, ISSN:1070-664X

Hare JD, Suttle L, Lebedev SV, et al., 2017, Anomalous heating and plasmoid formation in a driven magnetic reconnection experiment, Physical Review Letters, Vol:118, ISSN:0031-9007

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