Dr. Eric Reynolds

Dr. Eric Reynolds


Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering
117 Christopher Hall
Campus Box 59
B.A. in Physics, University of Connecticut
Ph.D. in Physics, West Virginia University
Courses taught
Electrical: Analog Electronics
Mechanical: Analytical Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science

General studies: General Physics I and II, Physics as a Liberal Art, Physical Science
Math: Precalculus, Advanced Engineering Math, Liberal-Art Math, College Algebra
Mechanical: Analytical Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science

WV-NASA Space Grant Consortium College-Industry Collaboration Award
Research assistant, WVU Plasma Physics Lab (1997-2007)
Building, troubleshooting, and maintaining vacuum systems used for research
CAD and machining tools including lathes and mills.
Ring dye lasers as applied to ion flow, ion temperature, and plasma instability
LabView interfacing of main computer to laboratory equipment
Extensive experience using Matlab for processing, analysis, and plotting data
Experience using Matlab for physics-simulation code for interfacing with Fortran
Extensive use of time-series analysis in plasma physics experiments
LabView interfacing of computers to laboratory equipment

college-industry collaborative project with West Virginia Split Rail (AAPT, 2014)
An undergraduate plasma-physics experiment (AAPT, 2013)

Inhomogeneity scale lengths in a Q-machine plasma column (APS-DPP, 2005) 
Laser-induced fluorescence from a Q-machine (APS-DPP, 2004)
Laser-induced fluorescence measurements in the WVU Q-machine (APS-DPP, 2003)
Experimental verification of shear-induced ion-acoustic instability (APS-DPP, 2002)


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