Plasma & Space Physics
My research primarily focuses on experimental plasma physics in a variety of settings. As a new research faculty member, I plan to improve upon current laser induced fluorescence diagnostic systems for a range of plasma systems. Part of my research involves implementing such diagnostics at WVU and remote facilities. I am also working to develop a three-photon absorption laser induced fluorescence diagnostic using a femtosecond pulsed laser system to measure virtually any atomic species in a gas or plasma. This diagnostic will be important for the future development of fast-data-acquisition fusion diagnostics that probe neutral species.