Peter Hunana is a postdoctoral fellow in a research group of Elena Khomenko. He specializes in studying of fluid models that attempt to generalize the usual magnetohydrodynamic description of plasma with incorporation of certain kinetic effects, such as, temperature anisotropies and associated micro-instabilities (firehose and mirror); proton & electron Landau damping and its magnetic analogue the transit-time damping; finite Larmor radius corrections to the pressure tensor, heat flux tensor and higher-order moments. With no collisions, these fluid models are known as collisionless fluid models, and a detailed Lecture Notes style review can be found here.

His current focus is on exploration of suitable fluid models, that could be potentially used for numerical simulations of the transition region between the highly-collisional solar chromosphere, and the weakly collisional solar corona.