I became interested in fusion energy research during my sophomore year of my undergraduate studies. Later, I investigated confinement trends using the DIII-D tokamak’s measurement database as and now investigate the properties of plasma facing components. Besides science, I enjoy music especially playing trumpet. I have performed with many music groups in and outside of school.
- BS Physics, Mesa State College. Grand Junction, CO (2010)
- MS Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University. Lafayette, IN (2013)
- Low atomic number metals surface treatments of refractory metals.
- Adaptive materials for use in fusion reactors.
- Hydrogen retention in pre-damaged tungsten.
- Helium irradiation of nano-structured tungsten
- Plasma surface interactions for fusion environments.
- Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society (May 2009)
- Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society (May 2009)
- National Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUF), General Atomics, San Diego, California, USA (June to August 2009)
- Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Nieuwegein, Netherlands (May to June 2012)
- N.H. Ghoniem, et al., Sputtering, Amorphization, and Ripple Formation of Molybdenum and Tungsten Nano Rods and Nodules Irradiated with 150 eV Argon Ions, Journal of Applied Physics, submitted February 2014.