Overview of Research Interests

My primary research interests center around development, advancement, and deployment of laser diagnostic instrumentation.  I really enjoy bringing various measurement techniques developed in research laboratories to the field to improve scientific understanding of a physical system of interest.  I think that engineering and the pure sciences compliment each other well in that engineering expertise makes instruments more robust and fieldable while scientific advancements improve measurement techniques and capabilities.  This engineering/science compliment enables access to desirable systems or locations while being able to measure previously unmeasured parameters.  I believe this is a significant part of what drives both technological and scientific progress forward and is vital if we are to continue refining our understanding of large, unanswered questions.
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