10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, 2019
The 10th Annual MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium took place on November 13, 2019 at the University of Michigan. We had 54 poster presentations (a record number!) by our graduate and undergraduate students – including 40 presentations by U-M students, 9 by MSU students, 4 by Notre Dame students, and one by a student from Pusan National University, S. Korea. We thank all of the presenters for their top-flight posters and expert descriptions. The symposium was a great success, enabling our students to share the results of their state-of-the-art research and learn from their colleagues.
Our featured speaker was Dr. Joachim Birn of Space Science Institute; he presented a talk titled Substorms, Dipolarization, and Particle Acceleration in the Magnetosphere.
Best Presentation Award
We had an excellent team of MIPSE judges for the best-poster competition. Our judges were: Dr. Qusai Al Shidi, Dr. Milos Burger, Dr. Yangyang Fu, and Dr. Shuran Li. The judges had a challenging task in selecting from the many outstanding presentations. The Best Presentation Award winners are:
- Asif Iqbal (Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU)
- Yao Kovach (Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, U-M)
- Jinpu Lin (Center for UltrafastOptical Science, U-M)
- Lucas Stanek (Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, MSU)
- Jinyu Yang (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, ND)
The winners received a MIPSE mug, award certificate, and a plasma book of their choice.
Poster Presentations (in alphabetical order)
- Jason Cardarelli, Shock Injection Producing Narrow Energy Spread, GeV Electron Beams from a Laser Wakefield Accelerator (PDF)
- Stephen DiIorio, Modeling Collisional Ionization Using a Modified Binary-Encounter-Bethe Model in the Particle-in-Cell Code OSIRIS (PDF)
- Asif Iqbal, Time-Dependent Physics of Single-Surface Multipactor with Dual-Tone RF Carriers (PDF)
- Timothy Keebler, Uncertainty in Curlometer Technique: Cluster Ring Current Observations (PDF)
- Janez Krek, Benchmarking the Kinetic Global Model Framework (KGMf): EEDF Evaluations in Low-temperature Argon Plasmas (PDF)
- Jinpu Lin, Scaling Relativistic Laser-solid Interaction Using 30fs Laser Pulses (PDF)
- Jon Murphy, Optimization of High Repetition-rate Laser Wakefield Accelerators Using Machine Learning Techniques (PDF)
- Jordyn Polito, Reactor Scale Modeling of Nanoparticle Growth in Low Temperature Plasmas (PDF)
- Chenhui Qu, Optimizing Power Delivery in a Pulsed Inductively Coupled Plasma Using Set-point Impedance Match and Frequency Tuning (PPTX)
- Tianyu Tang, Comparative Study of an Atmospheric Pressure Helium Plasma Jet Driven by Unipolar Nanosecond-pulses (PDF)
- Robert VanDervort, Experiments Relevant to Understanding the Interaction of Stellar Radiation with Nearby Gas Clouds (PDF)