dave_photoDuoDavid Hwang
Professor and Principal Investigator

Research Physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton University (1978-1985). Main areas of experimental research include tokamak physics, electromagnetic interaction between plasma waves and plasma particles, plasma diagnostic in fusion devices, tokamak fueling with accelerated compact toroids, non-neutral plasmas. Theoretical interests include computer modeling of magnetized plasmas, non-linear interaction of plasma waves.


robertRobert Horton

B. S., Physics; B. S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. A., Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton UniversityExperimental experience: interaction of radio-frequency waves with plasma; plasma formation with electron beams; millimeter wave scene imaging; nonlinear wave mixing in plasma; compact toroid formation and evolution; fast gas valves; plasma diagnostics. Computer modeling: Hot-plasma waves; overmoded waveguide systems; compact-toroid acceleration; optical plasma diagnostics.


russRussell Evans
Research Engineer / Programmer

B. S. in Physics, University of California, Riverside (1989)
M. S. in Applied Science, University of California, Davis (1992)Duties include the development of software applications for data acquisition and analysis of the CTIX experiment. Specifically create software (usually developed with LabVIEW) to interface with and control power supplies, stepper motors, numerous CAMAC instruments, digital oscilloscopes, other transient digitizers, programmable clocks, and signal/function generators, etc. Also responsible for the development and maintenance of the CTIX web site, the creation of budgets for federally sponsored research grants, the purchasing of experimental equipment, property management, as well as the eniviroment, safety and health (ES&H).


ruthRuth Klauser
Research Scientist

Diploma in Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany (1983)
Ph.D. in Physics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1986)
Postdoc, The University of Tokyo and NTT, Tokyo, JapanResearch Interests: surface physics and chemistry, ultra-high vacuum technique, spectroscopic and analytical techniques for plasma characterization


glennGlenn Umont
Research Associate

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid Dynamics), University of California, DavisResearch Interests: Computational modeling of compact toriodal flow.


feiFei Liu
Graduate Student

B. S. in Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China (2005)
M. S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (2007)
pursuing Ph.D. in Applied Science at University of California, DavisResearch Interests: Laser Plasma Diagnostics, Interaction between Electromagnetic Waves and Plasma


seanSean Hong
Graduate Student

B. S., Physics, University of California, Davis (2010)
Graduate Student in Applied Science at University of California, DavisResearch Interests: Plasma density diagnostics


MingMing Chen
Graduate Student

B.S. in Modern Physics, School for the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (2012)
pursuing Ph.D. at University of California, DavisResearch Interests: Experimental Plasma Physics


rotheJohannes Rothe
German DAAD fellowship student (Summer 2012)

Pursuing B.Sc. in Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany (expected 2013)
DAAD intern student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Davis (Summer 2012)
Research Interests: Experimental physics


johannesJohannes Mendil
German DAAD fellowship student (Summer 2011)

Undergraduate Studies (B.Sc.) in Physics, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany (since 2009)
DAAD intern student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Davis (Summer 2011)
Pursuing B.Sc. in Physics at Georg August University Goettingen, Germany (expected 2012)Research Interests: Experimental Settings in Plasma Physics, Laser Based Diagnostic Methods, Solid State Physics


StefanieStefanie Strauch
Former German DAAD fellowhip student (Summer 2010)

B.Sc. in Physics, Georg August University Gttingen, Germany (2011)
Pursuing M.Sc. in Physics at Georg August University Gttingen, GermanyResearch Interests: Nano-optics and ultrafast dynamics, development of short-pulse electron techniques (ultrafast transmission electron microscopy), experimental techniques for noise suppression in infrared power measurement

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