Australian National University,
Cormac Corr obtained an honours degree in Applied Physics (1999) and a PhD (2003) titled "A study of instabilities in electronegative rf-driven discharges" from Queens University Belfast (Belfast, Northern Ireland). After his PhD, Cormac spent three years working at the Laboratoire de Physique et Technologie des Plasmas (LPTP), Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He commenced work at the ANU in 2006. Cormac was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in November 2010.
His main research field is plasma physics and plasma processing. Cormac has undertaken a wide variety of laboratory plasma research with particular emphasis on combined experimental/modelling studies. Current and previous research activities are radio-frequency plasma discharges, plasma-surface interactions, negative ion plasmas, plasma stability, plasma waves, plasma double layers, plasma processing, and plasma diagnostics.
He teaches 2nd year Electromagnetism and the 3rd year plasma physics course: "Introduction to Experimental Plasma Physics: Discharges, diagnostics & applications".
To find out more, explore some of the links below:
- Deuterium retention and near-surface modification of ion-irradiated diamond exposed to fusion-relevant plasma
- Ion flux dependence of atomic hydrogen loss probabilities on tungsten and carbon surfaces
- Initial damage processes for diamond film exposure to hydrogen plasma
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I was extremely impressed with the installation process by [David] and Andrew and found it quite enjoyable to be part of it. It was really first class.
- Cormac Corr