Dr Eun-jin Kim

Position: Reader
Home page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0TK2xvgAAAAJ
Telephone: (0114) 2223876
Office: H13 Hicks building
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MAS191 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2 (NJTech) Information  
MAS301 Group Project Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS320 Fluid Mechanics I Information  
MAS324 Milestones in Applied Mathematics II: Quantum Theory Information  
MAS406 Mathematics and Statistics Project Information  


Interests: Fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), plasma physics, self-organisation, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, turbulence, solar/stellar physics, magnetic fusion, homeostasis in biosystems
Research groups: Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre, Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology
Publications: Preprint page, ArXiv


Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Structure and Dynamics of Solar Interior and Other Stars
Statistical Formulation of Intermittency in Magnetised Plasmas EPSRC
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
Consolidated Grant Support for the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre (SP2RC) STFC


Tutor for Women Students


*Ph D in Physics, University of Chicago
*Editorial Board Member of Plasma
*Supervision of postdocs: N. Leprovost: 16/10/2005-31/03/2008 on PPARC; N. Leprovost: 01/04/2008-30/08/2010 on STFC; J. Anderson: 20/03/2007-19/09/2009 on EPSRC; A.P. Newton: 01/03/2011-30/06/2012 on STFC
*Supervision of PhD Students: A.P. Newton (PhD in 2010); J. Douglas (PhD in 2011); S. Nicholson (PhD in 2015); M. Mohamed (PhD in 2015); A. Sood (PhD in 2015); A. Al-Saffar (since 2014)

Research interests:

*Dr Kim is interested in complexity, self-organisation and non-equilibrium processes. Self-organisation is a novel property of complex systems where ordered collective behaviour emerges on a macroscale, which provides a unifying theory for many systems that are constantly changing in time and space. Dr. Kim aspires to understand fundamental mechanisms underpinning complexity (e.g. turbulence, chaos) and the regulation of such complexity into coherent structures (e.g. shear flows), and mechanisms for the breakdown of self-organisation in different systems. She pursues both theory and applications. On the theoretical front, she develops (non-equilibrium) statistical theory (e.g. using probability density function, path integrals, stochastic differential equations, fractional calculus), in particular, a new geometric/information approach, to unify different non-equilibrium processes. On the application front, in the laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, she works on turbulence, mixing, momentum transport, dynamos, magnetic activities and diffusion, fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, confinement of fusion plasmas, transport barrier dynamics and the evolution of solar magnetic fields and rotation; in biosystems, homeostasis and its breakdown (tumour, heart rhythm). Her interest in biosystems was sparked not only by the much similarity between biosystems and plasmas/fluids in view of complexity and self-organisation but also by their highly nonlinear/multiscale nature, which she can take advantage of as an excellent framework to develop a new mathematical theory and test against experiments. In particular, Dr. Kim is keen on the information thery (information length) to model complexity and self-organisation in nonlinear dynamical systems, fluid/plasma turbulence, and biosystems.
*Dr Kim has published over 100 papers in refereed journals (46 as the first author); for her publication, see