Senior Research Scientist
APAM Dept., Columbia University
New York, New York 10027
I'm originally from Latham, NY (outside of Albany). I was an undergraduate at Cornell University, during which time I worked for Prof. Steven Squyres on the Spirit and Oppurtunity Mars Exploration Rovers. I finished with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in January of 1999. I then went to Princeton University for graduate school, working in the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory on pulsed plasma thrusters. I received my PhD. from Princeton University in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in September, 2005. Since then I have worked as a reseach scientist in the Applied Physics Department of Columbia University, first for two years in New York City on the Columbia Non-neutral Torus experiment, and then since October, 2007 on a collaboration at the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. I also work on a collaboration with the UK's Mega Ampere Spherical Torus Upgrade (MAST-U) near Oxford, England. I live in Cranbury, NJ with my wife and daughters.
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Mega Ampere Spherical Torus Upgrade (MAST-U)
National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U)