Bio


I am a PhD student in the Stanford Department of Applied Physics. My research, conducted in the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory High Energy Density Science Division, focuses on developing sources of laser-driven ion and neutron beams using cryogenic liquid jet targets developed by our group.

Honors & Awards


  • DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, US DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (2020-2024)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2019-2020)
  • Dean's Honored Graduate, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
  • Highest Academic Achievement Award, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
  • Mitchell Award for Undergraduate Academic Excellence, University Co-op, The University of Texas at Austin (2019)
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation (2018)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, The University of Texas at Austin, Physics Honors (2019)
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin, Plan II Honors (2019)

All Publications


  • Improved large-energy-range magnetic electron-positron spectrometer for experiments with the Texas Petawatt Laser JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION Glenn, G. D., Tiwari, G., Dyer, G., Curry, C. B., Donovan, M. E., Gaul, E., Gauthier, M., Glenzer, S. H., Gordon, J., Hegelich, B. M., Martinez, M., McCary, E., Spinksa, M., Ditmire, T. 2019; 14
  • Optimization of radiochromic film stacks to diagnose high-flux laser-accelerated proton beams REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS Curry, C. B., Dunning, C. S., Gauthier, M., Chou, H. J., Fiuza, F., Glenn, G. D., Tsui, Y. Y., Bazalova-Carter, M., Glenzer, S. H. 2020; 91 (9): 093303

    Abstract

    Here, we extend flatbed scanner calibrations of GafChromic EBT3, MD-V3, and HD-V2 radiochromic films using high-precision x-ray irradiation and monoenergetic proton bombardment. By computing a visibility parameter based on fractional errors, optimal dose ranges and transitions between film types are identified. The visibility analysis is used to design an ideal radiochromic film stack for the proton energy spectrum expected from the interaction of a petawatt laser with a cryogenic hydrogen jet target.

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0020568

    View details for Web of Science ID 000573944100003

    View details for PubMedID 33003776

  • Beam distortion effects upon focusing an ultrashort petawatt laser pulse to greater than 10(22) W/cm(2) OPTICS LETTERS Tiwari, G., Gaul, E., Martinez, M., Dyer, G., Gordon, J., Spinks, M., Toncian, T., Bowers, B., Jiao, X., Kupfer, R., Lisi, L., McCary, E., Roycroft, R., Yandow, A., Glenn, G. D., Donovan, M., Ditmire, T., Hegelich, B. M. 2019; 44 (11): 2764–67