Albright, Brian J. 
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theory and modeling of kinetic plasmas, including
pioneering work in laser-driven ion acceleration, laser-plasma instabilities, high energy density
physics, and particle-in-cell simulations.
Cassak, Paul 
West Virginia University
Citation: For significant theoretical contributions to our understanding of magnetic reconnection in
natural and laboratory plasmas.
Kortshagen, Uwe R. 
University of Minnesota
Citation: For contributions to our fundamental understanding of nonlinear electron transport and
plasma-nanoparticle interactions in low temperature plasmas and the development of
plasmabased synthesis of nanoparticles.
Medvedev, Mikhail V. 
University of Kansas
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of relativistic collisionless shocks, the
development of the theory of jitter radiation, and for his role in other significant advancements
in modern plasma physics.
Scott, Bruce D. 
Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding the structure and character of drift-wave turbulence
in tokamaks, including the direct demonstration of self-sustained drift-wave turbulence and the
rigorous proof of toroidal angular momentum conservation in gyrokinetics.
Sentoku, Yasuhiko 
Citation: For important contributions to theoretical laser-plasma physics, particularly in the areas of
relativistic electron acceleration, fast ion acceleration, and energy transport in dense matter,
made possible by his innovative and creative simulation techniques to explore high energy
Theobald, Wolfgang R. 
University of Rochester
Citation: For pioneering experiments and seminal contributions in suprathermal electron generation and
transport in laser-driven inertial confinement fusion plasmas including fast-ignition and shock
Thomas, Alexander 
University of Michigan
Citation: For contributions to the experimental and theoretical understanding of short pulse high
intensity laser plasma interactions and in particular for the development of laser wakefield
accelerators and the generation of x-rays from these beams.
Wei, Mingsheng 
Citation: For contributions to the field of experimental high intensity laser plasma interactions and in
particular for improved understanding of hot electron transport with regard to applications
such as fast ignition fusion and ion acceleration.