Expertise

Keywords: stellarator, plasma physics, dusty plasma, particle image velocimetry (PIV), shear flows

Subject Area:

  • Plasma Physics

Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics.

My research interests lie in the areas of experimental and computational Plasma Physics.  

I'm presently involved in the following research topics:

  1. Dusty or Complex Plasmas
    • Transport and thermodynamics of dusty plasmas
    • Development and operation of a multi-user facility for magnetized dusty plasmas
    • Diagnostic development, waves, and transport in microgravity complex plasmas
  2. Plasma flows in magnetized plasmas
    • Multi-scale studies of electrostatic instabilities in plasmas with sheared flows.
    • Properties of lower hybrid and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in laboratory and space plasmas.
Past Affiliations

Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor, Department of Physics, College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn University

Lawrence C. Wit Professor, Physics Department, Auburn University (past)

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Physics, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Fisk University (past)

Communities
Physics, Mathematics
Degrees
PhD, Auburn University, Physics, Plasma, 1996
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics, 1993
BS, Florida Institute of Technology, Physics, 1989
Keywords
physics plasma physics
Associations
American Physical Society
National Society of Black Physicists
Union of Radio Science International
University Fusion Association