Evan Davis

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics and Fusion
  • Academic Advisor: Miklos Porkolab
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, and B.S. Physics, University of California at Riverside, 2010
  • Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Research Area: Plasma Physics and Fusion


E. M. Davis, J. C. Rost, M. Porkolab, A. Marinoni, and M. A. Van Zeeland, "A phase contrast imaging-interferometer system for detection of multiscale electron density fluctuations on DIII-D", Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 11E117 (2016)

E. M. Davis, "Bottling the Sun", Stewardship Science - The SSGF Magazine, pg. 24 (2013-2014)

E. M. Davis, J. B. Parker, and Y. Raitses, "High-Speed Imaging Analysis of Discharge Oscillations in the Cylindrical Hall Thruster", DOE Journal of Undergraduate Research, Vol. X, 2010.

E. M. Davis, "Modeling Stability and Turbulence in Tokamak Fusion Reactors", DOE NNSA SSGF Annual Program Review, Berkeley, CA (2014)


DOE NNSA SSGF Fellow (2010-2014)

DOE NNSA SSGF Essay Contest Winner (2013)

MIT PSFC Student Outreach Award (2013)

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (2010)

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (2010, given to one graduating student in each of UCR's colleges)

Robert L. Wild Family Undergraduate Scholarship Award for Outstanding Bachelor of Science Graduate (2010)

DOE SULI appointment, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 2009

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (inducted in April 2009; only top 2% of UCR's Junior class is elected)