Troy Carter

Associate Professor of Physics Department of Physics and Astronomy

4-909 Phys & Astro Building

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547

Tel: (310) 825-4770

Personal Website

Education

Ph.D., Astrophysical Sciences (plasma physics), Princeton University (2001)
B.S., Physics and Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University (1995)

Research Interests

My research involves experiments in laboratory plasmas and seeks to understand phenomena relevant to magnetic confinement fusion energy and to space and astrophysical plasmas. In particular my work focuses on nonlinear wave interactions, turbulence, and turbulence-induced transport in magnetized plasmas. I am a member of the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD), which is a DOE Fusion Science Center led by UCLA and University of Maryland.