Christopher Carey

  • Program Years: 2005-2009
  • Academic Institution: University of Wisconsin
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Carl Sovinec
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2006)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
    B.S. Engineering Physics, Ohio State University, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Special Advisor to the Commander of U.S. Air Force Europe, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Research Area: Plasma Physics


C. S. Carey, C. R. Sovinec, Rotational stabilization of magnetically collimated jets, The Astrophysical Journal 699: 362 - 372, JUL 2009

C. S. Carey, C. R. Sovinec, S. Heinz, J. E. Everett, Magnetic collimation and magnetohydrodynamic kink instability driven by differential rotation, International Journal of Modern Physics D 17 (10): 1707-1713, SEP 2008

C. S. Carey, A. B. Schlender, C. D. Andereck, Short wavelength bursting in the high radius ratio limit of the Taylor-Couette system, Physical Review E 75: 016303, JAN 2007

C. S. Carey, I. Furno, et al. Application of the singular value decomposition method for
inversion of interferometer measurements in fusion plasmas, Review of Scientific Instruments 75 (10): 3411-3413 Part 2, OCT 2004

I. Furno, H. Weisen, C. Carey, et al. A new method for the inversion of interferometry data
using basis functions derived from singular value decomposition of local measurements in tokamak plasmas, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 47: 71-87, DEC 2004

I. Furno, T. Intrator, E. Torbert, C. Carey, et al. Reconnection scaling experiment: A new
device for three-dimensional magnetic reconnection studies, Review of Scientific Instruments 74 (4): 2324-2331 APR 2003

J. M. Taccetti, T. P. Intrator, et al. FRX-L: A field-reversed configuration plasma injector
for magnetized target fusion, Review of Scientific Instruments 74 (10): 4314-4323 OCT 2003


Princeton National Undergraduate Fellow for research in plasma physics

Best Graduate Student Presentation at the 2007 and 2009 Sherwood Fusion Theory Conferences

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation at the 2003 American Physical Society Division of Plasma
Physics Conference

First place - The 2003 Ohio State University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Ohio State University Physics Department Smith Research Scholarship

Ohio State University Engineering Research Scholarship

Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honors Society