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Research focuses on laser-based diagnostics and non-intrusive measurement of gases, plasmas, and plasma-surface interactions. These tools are developed and used for studies of atmospheric pressure plasmas, low-pressure plasmas, and plasma sputtering, with application towards plasma science, plasma-processing, and electric propulsion.
Interests also include laser combustion diagnostics of engines, laser ignition of engines, and laser sensing for security, environmental, and health applications.
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 6/2000, Princeton University
M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 4/1997, Princeton University
B.Sc. (Honors) 1st Class, Engineering Physics, 5/1995, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada