Linjin Zheng is a theoretical physicist studying controlled thermonuclear fusion plasmas. He received his M.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently a research scientist at the Institute for Fusion Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published many scientific papers and three books. He is currently writing volume 3 of his book series Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasma Physics, about kinetic theory.