Gabriel Shipley

  • Program Years: 2017-2021
  • Academic Institution: University of New Mexico
  • Field of Study: Magneto-Inertial Fusion
  • Academic Advisor: Mark Gilmore
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Physics and Astrophysics, University of New Mexico, 2015

    Ph.D. Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2021

Current Status

  • Status: Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: magneto-inertial fusion, high energy density physics, pulsed power science and engineering

Publications

Papers - Principal Author:
G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, and D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, "On the initiation and evolution of dielectric breakdown in auto-magnetizing liner experiments", Physics of Plasmas 29, 032701 (2022) - Editor's Pick

G. A. Shipley, C. A. Jennings, and P. F. Schmit, "Design of dynamic screw pinch experiments for magnetized liner inertial fusion", Physics of Plasmas 26, 102702 (2019)

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, J. B. Greenly, C. A. Jennings, and S. A. Slutz, "Implosion of auto-magnetizing helical liners on the Z facility", Invited Paper, Physics of Plasmas 26, 052705 (2019)

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, S. A. Slutz, D. C. Lamppa, J. B. Greenly, and T. M. Hutchinson, "Megagauss-level magnetic field production in cm-scale auto-magnetizing helical liners pulsed to 500 kA in 125 ns", Physics of Plasmas 25, 052703 (2018)


Papers - Contributing Author:
D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, F. W. Doss, G. A. Shipley, P. F. Knapp, D. E. Ruiz, A. J. Porwitzky, J. R. Fein, E. C. Merritt, M. R. Martin, C. E. Myers, C. A. Jennings, I. C. Smith, D. J. Marshall, C. R. Aragon, L. Shulenburger, T. R. Mattsson, and D. B. Sinars, "Studying the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in convergent geometry under high energy density conditions using the Decel platform", Physics of Plasmas (submitted)

David Yager-Elorriaga, Matthew R Gomez, Daniel Edward Ruiz, Stephen A Slutz, Adam James Harvey-Thompson, Christopher Jennings, Patrick Knapp, Paul Schmit, Matthew Weis, Thomas J Awe, Gordon A Chandler, Michael A Mangan, Clayton E Myers, Jeffrey R Fein, Benjamin Robert Galloway, Matthias Geissel, Michael Edwin Glinsky, Stephanie B Hansen, Eric C Harding, Derek C Lamppa, William E Lewis, Patrick Rambo, Grafton K Robertson, Mark E Savage, Gabriel A Shipley, Ian C Smith, Jens Schwarz, David J Ampleford, Kristian Beckwith, Kyle Peterson, John L Porter, G A Rochau and Daniel B Sinars, "An overview of magneto-inertial fusion on the Z Machine at Sandia National Laboratories", 2022 Nucl. Fusion 62 042015

P. F. Knapp, M. R. Martin, D. Yager-Elorriaga, A. J. Porwitzky, F. W. Doss, G. A. Shipley*, C. A. Jennings, D. E. Ruiz, T. Byvank, C. C. Kuranz, C. E. Myers, D. H. Dolan, K. Cochrane, M. Schollmeier, I. C. Smith, T. R. Mattsson, B. M. Jones, K. Peterson, J. Schwarz, R. D. McBride, D. G. Flicker, and D. B. Sinars, "A novel, magnetically driven convergent Richtmyer-Meshkov platform", Physics of Plasmas 27, 092707 (2020)

S. A. Slutz, M. R. Gomez, S. B. Hansen, E. C. Harding, B. T. Hutsel, P. F. Knapp, D. C. Lamppa, T. J. Awe, D. J. Ampleford, D. E. Bliss, G. A. Chandler, M. E. Cuneo, M. Geissel, M. E. Glinsky, A. J. Harvey-Thompson, M. H. Hess, C. A. Jennings, B. Jones, G. R. Laity, M. R. Martin, K. J. Peterson, J. L. Porter, P. K. Rambo, G. A. Rochau, C. L. Ruiz, M. E. Savage, J. Schwarz, P. F. Schmit, G. Shipley*, D. B. Sinars, I. C. Smith, R. A. Vesey, and M. R. Weis, "Enhancing performance of magnetized liner inertial fusion at the Z facility", Physics of Plasmas 25, 112706 (2018)

S. A. Slutz, C. A. Jennings, T. J. Awe, G. A. Shipley*, B. T. Hutsel, and D. C. Lamppa, "Auto-magnetizing liners for magnetized inertial fusion", Physics of Plasmas 24, 012704 (2017)


Invited Presentations:
G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, and D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, "Observation of the initiation and evolution of flashover in auto-magnetizing liner experiments", 2021 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference & Symposium on Fusion Engineering

G. A. Shipley, P. F. Schmit, C. A. Jennings, D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, and D. E. Ruiz, "Numerical study of three-dimensional instability development in solid liner dynamic screw pinches", 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (2021)

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, C. A. Jennings, and B. T. Hutsel, "Three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic modeling of auto-magnetizing liner implosions", 2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science


G. A. Shipley, "Megagauss-level premagnetization field production in helically-wound auto-magnetizing liners for Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF)", 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (2018)

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, S. A. Slutz, J. B. Greenly, C. A. Jennings, D. C. Lamppa, and T. M. Hutchinson, "Auto-magnetizing helical liners: megagauss-level premagnetization in pulsed power magneto-inertial fusion", 9th Fundamental Science with Pulsed Power: Research Opportunities and User Meeting (2018)


Contributed Presentations:
G. A. Shipley, C. A. Jennings, D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, and P. F. Schmit, "Exploring magneto-Rayleigh-Taylor instability development in solid liner dynamic screw pinches using three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic modeling", Contributed Talk, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, J. B. Greenly, and S. A. Slutz, "Exploring improved simulation techniques for analysis and design of auto-magnetizing liner experiments", Contributed Talk, 62nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (2020)

G. A. Shipley, C. A. Jennings, P. F. Schmit, D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, and M. R. Weis, "Establishing the physics design basis for dynamic screw pinch implosions on the Z Facility", Contributed Talk, 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (2019)

G. A. Shipley, C. A. Jennings, P. F. Schmit, D. A. Yager-Elorriaga, and T. J. Awe, "Design and simulation of dynamic screw pinch experiments on the Z Facility", Poster, 2019 DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Program Review

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, S. A. Slutz, J. B. Greenly, C. A. Jennings, D. C. Lamppa, and T. M. Hutchinson, "Megagauss-level magnetic field and dielectric breakdown measured in auto-magnetizing liner experiments", Contributed Talk, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science

G. A. Shipley, T. J. Awe, B. T. Hutsel, S. A. Slutz, J. B. Greenly, C. A. Jennings, D. C. Lamppa, and T. M. Hutchinson, "Demonstration of megagauss-level premagnetization and cylindrical implosion symmetry in auto-magnetizing liner experiments for Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF)", Poster, 2018 DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Program Review

G. A. Shipley, S. A. Slutz, T. J. Awe, D. C. Lamppa, C. A. Jennings, and R. D. McBride, "Auto-magnetizing liners for MagLIF experiments", Contributed Talk, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science

G. Shipley, A. Kuskov, J. Romero, L. Lehr, S. Portillo, "Radiation diagnostics and dosimetry modeling for characterization of plasma-beam interactions and x-ray production for a 500kV MILO", Poster, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science

Awards

Dean's List, U of New Mexico: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.

Department Honors, U of New Mexico, Department of Physics and Astronomy: Magna Cum Laude in Physics and Astrophysics

Institution Honors, U of New Mexico: Summa Cum Laude

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, 2017-2021

Pass with Distinction commendation awarded for Doctoral Comprehensive Exam (Fall 2018), resulting in advancement to PhD Candidacy

Pass with Distinction commendation awarded for Doctoral Dissertation Defense Exam (Spring 2021)

2020 Arthur H. Guenther Pulsed Power Student Award Winner