Forrest Doss

  • Program Years: 2006-2010
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Experimental Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: R. Paul Drake
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2008)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Applied Physics, University of Michigan, 2011
    CASM Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2006
    B.S. Physics, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2005

Current Status

  • Research Area: High-Energy-Density Physics


Recent publications:

"Oblique radiaitve shocks, including their interctions with polytropic shocks", F.W. Doss R.P. Drake, E.S. Myra, Phys. Plasmas 18, 056901 (2011)

"Statistical inference in the presence of an inclincation effect in laboratory radiative shock experiments", F.W. Doss, R.P. Drake, C.C. Kuranz, Astrophys. Space Sci. 336, p 219 (2011)

"Repeatability in Radiative Shock Tube Experiments", F. W. Doss, R. P. Drake, C. C. Kuranz, High Energy Density Physics, HEDP, 6, p 157 (2010)

"Wall Shocks in High-Energy-Density Shock Tube Experiments", F. W. Doss, H. F. Robey, R. P. Drake, C. C. Kuranz, Phys. Plasmas, 16, 112705 (2009)

As Contributing Author:

"Radiative effects in radiative shocks in shock tubes", .P. Drake, F.W. Doss, R.G. McClarren, M.L. Adams, N. Amato, D. Bingham, C.C. Chou, C. DiStefano, K. Fidkowski, B. Fryxell, et al., HEDP 7, p 130 (2011)

"Using wall shocks to measure preheat in laser-irradiated, high-energy-density, hydrodynamics experiments", C. C. Kuranz , F. W. Doss , R. P. Drake , M. J. Grosskopf, H. F. Robey, High Energy Density Physics, HEDP 6, p 215


Barry M Goldwater Scholar, 2004-2005

University Honors Scholar, WVU, 2005
Outstanding Senior in Honors, WVU, 2005
Outstanding Senior in Physics, WVU, 2005
Chester A Arents Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, 2002-2005