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400x300 Darren Craig physics professor photoDarren Craig, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics, Department Chair

On Faculty since 2006
Phone: 630.752.7116
Office: Meyer Science Center 358
Hours: Call for Appointment

 

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Refereed Journal Articles (since 2010)

M.M. Baltzer, D. Craig, D.J. Den Hartog, T. Nishizawa, and M.D. Nornberg, “Absolute wavelength calibration of a Doppler spectrometer with a custom Fabry-Perot optical system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E509 (2016).

T. Nishizawa, M.D. Nornberg, D.J. Den Hartog, and D. Craig, “Upgrading a high-throughput spectrometer for high-frequency (<400 kHz) measurements,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E530 (2016).

X. Feng, M.D. Nornberg, D. Craig, D.J. Den Hartog, and S.P. Oliva, “Spectroscopic determination of the composition of a 50 kV hydrogen diagnostic neutral beam,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E543 (2016).

J.S. Sarff, A.F. Almagri, J.K. Anderson, M. Borchardt, W. Cappechi, D. Carmody, K. Caspary, B.E. Chapman, D.J. Den Hartog, J. Duff, S. Eilerman, A. Falkowski, C.B. Forest, M. Galante, J.A. Goetz, D.J. Holly, J. Koliner, S. Kumar, J.D. Lee, D. Liu, K.J. McCollam, M. McGarry, V.V. Mirnov, L. Morton, S. Munaretto, M.D. Nornberg, P.D. Nonn, S.P. Oliva, E. Parke, M.J. Pueschel, J.A. Reusch, J.P. Sauppe, A. Seltzman, C.R. Sovinec, D. Stone, D. Theucks, M. Thomas, J. Triana, P.W. Terry, J. Waksman, G.C. Whelan, D.L. Brower, W.X. Ding, L. Lin, D.R. Demers, P. Fimognari, J. Titus, F. Auriemma, S. Cappello, P. Franz, P. Innocente, R. Lorenzini, E. Martines, B. Momo, P. Piovesan, M. Puiatti, M. Spolaore, D. Terranova, P. Zanca, V.I. Davydenko, P. Deichuli, A.A. Ivanov, S. Polosatkin, N.V. Stupishin, D. Spong, D. Craig, H. Stephens, R.W. Harvey, M. Cianciosa, J.D. Hanson, B.N. Breizman, M. Li, and L.J. Zheng, “Overview of results from the MST reversed field pinch experiment,” Nucl. Fusion 55, 104006 (2015).

M.S. Cartolano, D. Craig, D.J. Den Hartog, S.T.A. Kumar, and M.D. Nornberg, “Statistical analysis of variations in impurity ion heating at reconnection events in the Madison Symmetric Torus,” Phys. Plasmas 21, 012510 (2014).

J.S. Sarff, A.F. Almagri, J.K. Anderson, M. Borchardt, D. Carmody, K. Caspary, B.E. Chapman, D.J. Den Hartog, J. Duff, S. Eilerman, A. Falkowski, C.B. Forest, J.A. Goetz, D.J. Holly, J.-H. Kim, J. King, J. Ko, J. Koliner, S. Kumar, J.D. Lee, D. Liu, R. Magee, K.J. McCollam, M. McGarry, V.V. Mirnov, M.D. Nornberg, P.D. Nonn, S.P. Oliva, E. Parke, J.A. Reusch, J.P. Sauppe, A. Seltzman, C.R. Sovinec, H. Stephens, D. Stone, D. Theucks, M. Thomas, J. Triana, P.W. Terry, J. Waksman, D.L. Brower, W.X. Ding, L. Lin, D.R. Demers, P. Fimognari, J. Titus, S. Cappello, P. Franz, P. Innocente, R. Lorenzini, E. Martines, B. Momo, P. Piovesan, M. Puiatti, M. Spolaore, D. Terranova, P. Zanca V. Belykh, V.I. Davydenko, P. Deichuli, A.A. Ivanov, S. Polosatkin, N.V. Stupishin, D. Spong, D. Craig, R.W. Harvey, M. Cianciosa, and J.D. Hanson, “Overview of results from the MST reversed field pinch experiment,” Nucl. Fusion 53, 104017 (2013).

Seminar and Colloquia Presentations

“The Wheaton Impulsive Reconnection Experiment,” Plasma Physics Group Meeting, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008.

“Magnetic Reconnection: A Hot Topic in Plasma Physics,” Physics Department Seminar, Wheaton College, 2006.

“Motional Stark Effect Measurements of Magnetic Field in MST,” Atomic Physics Seminar, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002.

“Measuring Fluctuations and Transport in the Core of MST,” Plasma Physics Seminar, Columbia University, 1999.

“Electrostatic Current Injection in the MST,” Plasma Physics Seminar, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998. Invited Conference Presentations “Momentum Transport and Flow Generation from Stochastic Magnetic Fields,” General Meeting of the Center on Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas, Manchester, NH, 2007.

“Ion Heating During Reconnection Events in MST,” Invited Talk, April Meeting of the American Physical Society, Dallas, TX, 2006.

“Reconnection and Transport in MST,” Invited Talk, Easter Meeting on Stability and Confinement of Magnetized Plasmas, Turin, Italy, 2005.

“Turbulence and Its Effects in Reversed Field Pinch Plasmas,” Invited Talk, Meeting on the Interrelations between Plasma Experiments in Laboratory and Space, Whitefish, MT, 2003.

“An Overview of Recent RFP Research,” Invited Talk, Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop, Seattle, WA, 2003.

“Momentum Transport in the MST Reversed Field Pinch,” Invited Talk, Joint U.S.-European Transport Task Force Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, 2001.

“Controlling Edge Resonant Modes and Transport in the MST Reversed Field Pinch,” Invited Talk, Meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics, Seattle, WA, 1999.

“Improved Confinement Regimes and the Importance of Flows in the Reversed Field Pinch,” Invited Talk, Joint U.S.-European Transport Task Force Workshop, Atlanta, GA, 1998.

Dr. Craig is an experimental plasma physicist. Dr. Craig is married and has two children. He enjoys playing durms, working on home improvement projects, and fishing when he gets the chance. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D., Physics, 1998

Michigan State University

B.S., Physics, with high honor, 1994

  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • American Astronomical Society
  • University Fusion Association