People

Michael Brown - Principal Investigator

Professor Michael Brown has spent twenty years studying the physics of spheromaks at Swarthmore College. He previously worked at Cal-Tech with Paul Bellan and received his Ph.D from Darthmouth University. He is currently the chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swarthmore College.

Visit Professor Brown's webpage.


 

David Schaffner - Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College

Dr. David Schaffner worked at Swarthmore College as a post-doc February of 2013 to July 2015. He previously studied turbulence and transport in the Large Plasma Device (LAPD) at UCLA. He is currently an assistant professor at Bryn Mawr College. David is continuing collaborative work on SSX while developing his lab at Bryn Mawr.

Visit David's profile on Research Gate, and Bryn Mawr.

 

 

 


 

Undergradute Researchers

Published Student Researchers/Senior honors (SSX and dynamo):
  • Peter Weck '15: first-author paper, paper2, poster
  • Adrian Wan '15 (APS-DPP student award 2014): paper 1, paper 2, poster
  • Ken Flanagan '12 (Wisconsin): poster
  • Xingyu Zhang '12 (Harvard): first-author paper
  • Darren Weinhold '12
  • Dan Dandurand '11 (Berkeley, DOE Fellow): paper1, paper2poster
  • Vernon Chaplin '07 (APS Apker finalist, Caltech, DOE Fellow): first-author paper, paper2
  • Jason Horwitz '07: paper1
  • Jerome Fung '06 (Harvard, APS-DPP student award 2005): paper1
  • Aongus O Murchadha '05 (Wisconsin)
  • Matt Landreman '03 (APS Apker finalist, Rhodes Scholar, NSF Fellow, APS-DPP award 2002, Oxford, MIT): first-author paper
  • Abram Falk '03 (Harvard, UCSB/Chicago)
  • Andrew Fefferman '03 (Cornell)
  • Dave Schlossberg '01(Wisconsin)
  • Tim Gray '01 (Princeton, Swarthmore)
  • Amy Reighard '01 (Michigan, LLNL): first-author PRL
  • Dave Auerbach '01 (UCLA)
  • Slava Lukin '00 (NSF Fellow, DOE Fellow, Princeton, NRL): first-author paper
  • Walter Luh '99 (Stanford)
  • Tom Kornack '98 (DOE Fellow, Princeton): first-author paper
  • Josh Lifton '98 (MIT)
  • Cameron Geddes '97 (APS Apker winner, Hertz Fellow, Berkeley, LBL): first-author paper
Contributing Student researchers:
  • Holden Park '16

  • Ariel Rock '16

  • Max Krackow '15
  • Samer Nashed '15
  • Emily Hudson '17
  • Jeffrey Owusu-Boateng '16
  • Ezra Day-Roberts '13 (Minn)
  • Alexandra Werth '14 (Princeton Eng)
  • Mike Fisher '14 (Michigan Eng)
  • Max Korein '11 (CMU)
  • Bevan Gerber-Siff '10
  • Ed Dewey '10
  • Kevin Labe '11 (Chicago)
  • Jeff Santner '09 (Princeton Eng)
  • Lake Bookman '08
  • Anna Phillips '10
  • Marc Chang '06
  • Zack Michielli '06
  • Victoria Swisher '06
  • Rachel Sapiro '04 (Michigan)
  • Aaron Modic '04
  • David Murphy '03
  • Keith Gilmore '01
  • Peter Sollins '98
  • Erik Henriksen '97 (Washington University faculty)
  • Eric Engstrom '96
  • Charles Danforth '95

Former Postdocs:

Tim Gray

Chris Cothran

Electronics/Computers:

Paul Jacobs

Machining:

Steve Palmer