Research

My research interests concentrate on theoretical and computational physics, particularly in the area of Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics. This work is currently sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) under grants  PHY-1212450, PHY-1430245, and PHY-1520970, as well as extensive supercomputer support through the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program of the NSF.

In 2016, I was awarded the Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases from the American Physical Society.

Selected Research Participation Projects (to be updated)

This page provides links to recent projects conducted as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). These projects are being undertaken in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University.

  • Generation of Mathematica animations to show the charge distribution of collisionally excited states. Click  here for details.
  • Excitation and ionization of atomic hydrogen by electron impact within the Temkin-Poet S-wave model. Click  here for details.
  • Excitation, dissociation, and ionization of H2+ by a strong laser pulse. Click  here for details.
  • Ionization of atomic hydrogen by strong infrared laser fields. Click  here for details.