Developers and Users

Who develops GENE and how can I get involved?

GENE is being developed by the GENE Development Team which is always open for new members from any university or research laboratory. If you're interested in joining the team, or if you have any questions, comments, bug reports, or cooperation inquiries, please contact us via email (

If you are interested in more information on gyrokinetics, please visit Frank Jenko's home page.

Leader of the GENE Development Team

Frank Jenko (University of California, Los Angeles)

Current members of the GENE Development Team (in alphabetical order)

Alejandro Banon Navarro (University of California, Los Angeles)
Stephan Brunner (Swiss Plasma Center, EPFL)
Tilman Dannert (RZG)
Hauke Doerk (IPP Garching)
Tobias Görler (IPP Garching)
David Hatch (The University of Texas at Austin)
Frank Jenko (University of California, Los Angeles)
Michael Oberparleiter (Chalmers University)
Moritz J. Püschel (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Daniel Told (University of California, Los Angeles)
Pavlos Xanthopoulos (IPP Greifswald)

Former members of the GENE development team (in alphabetical order)

Sohrab Khosh Aghdam (CRPP Lausanne)
Xavier Lapillonne (CRPP Lausanne)
Florian Merz (IPP Garching)
Reinhard Tisma (RZG)

Many other collaborators and GENE users are located at the following institutions (in alphabetical order):

CEA Cadarache, France
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China
CRPP Lausanne, Switzerland
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), United Kingdom
Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Netherlands
ENEA, Rome, Italy
Garching Computing Centre (RZG), Germany
Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India
Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse, France
JAEA, Naka Fusion Institute, Japan
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Germany
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Daejeon, South Korea
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
Technische Universität München, Germany
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
University of Innsbruck, Austria
University of Münster, Germany
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Pavia, Italy
University of Texas, Austin, USA
University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Yonsei University, Korea