Solving equations can be fun, and for Manaure it is twice as fun when computers are involved. So, as a postdoctoral scientist at MIT, Manaure spends most of his time doing math, developing and implementing algorithms and thinking about the physics of plasmas. He’s been developing mathematical and computational models of plasmas used for fusion energy since his PhD student days at Dartmouth College. His work has led to several published peer-reviewed articles and he maintains active collaborations with various institutions in the US and Europe.
Manaure’s mentoring experience ranges from teaching swimming, climbing and snowboarding to serving as a teaching assistant (TA) in numerous courses. As a TA, Manaure assisted students with weekly problem sets, conducted laboratory sessions, and led recitations (and of course, did a fun amount of grading). His experience in this role, and the feedback from the students that worked with him, earned him the Selamawit Tsehaye teaching award at Dartmouth College.
Besides research and tutoring, Manaure likes exploring his surroundings by foot. He’s currently looking for running/software/publishing/graphic design enthusiasts to join him in writing a Boston running guidebook.