Position title: PhD Alumni
Laurie studied plasma fueling and the HSX neutral population. She used H-Alpha measurements and the DEGAS and DEGAS 2 neutral Monte-Carlo codes to study the 3D neutral particle density, radial particle flux, and impacts of various fueling scenarios in HSX. Her work also included looking at the particle and energy balance at limiters placed at the edge of the HSX plasmas.
Laurie recieved her PhD (link to her full dissertation) in 2017.