Dr. Craig investigates the physical processes underlying plasma relaxation in a large, hot, toroidally confined plasma; the so-called the Madison Symmetric Torus.
Dr. Poelarends uses large computer simulations to study the progenitors of Electron Capture Supernovae in both single and binary stars.
Together with Dr. Brian Hunt of the Wheaton College Applied Health Science department, Dr. Heather Whitney is formulating methods for automatic measurement of the lumen diameter of the carotid artery as detected by ultrasound.
Dr. Poelarends searches the sky with the 24-inch Planewave telescope in the Observatory to study variable stars and exoplanets.
Dr. Heather Whitney researches nuclear magnetic resonance measurements (NMR) such as magnetization transfer of water protons in the presence of macromolecules to improve quantitative imaging in the medical field.