Dr. Hart specializes in the experimental investigation of non-neutral plasma physics. He has served as an associate department chair, and he is a member of the Nonneutral Plasma Physics Group. One of Dr. Harts projects is the numerical modeling of waves in non-neutral plasmas.
Dr. Peterson conducts research to determine the behavior of a non-neutral plasma in a Malmberg-Penning trap. Dr. Peterson also investigates the change in the rate of decay due to ionization of beryllium-7 using a non-neutral plasma trap. A third area of interest is modeling self-shielding radial Bernstein modes in a finite-length non-neutral plasma.
Dr. Spencer specializes in theory and computation in plasmas and gas dynamic simulation. He served as chair of the Physics Department and is a member of the Nonneutral Plasma Physics Group. Dr. Spencer frequently collaborates with Dr. Paul Farnsworth of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.