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Dr. Truell Hyde

Faculty - Truell Hyde Individual2

Professor of Physics
Director, CASPER
Vice Provost of Research

BSB E.322, (254) 710-6717
Truell_Hyde@baylor.edu
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Professor of Physics
Director, CASPER
Vice Provost for Research

Education

Ph.D.PhysicsBaylor University1988
M.S.PhysicsBaylor University1980
B.S.Physics and MathematicsSouthern Nazarene
University
1978

Research Interests

Complex Plasmas/Space Physics/Astrophysics

  • Meso- and Nanoscale Physics
  • Complex Plasma Physics
  • Protoplanetary and Protostellar Development
  • Ring/Disk Systems
  • Kuiper Belt Objects
  • Gravitoelectrodynamics
  • Accretion Shock Studies
  • Hypervelocity Impact Studies

Courses Taught

PHY 1420 - General Physics I
PHY 2435 - General Physcis II
PHY 2340 - General Physics III
PHY 3320 - Classical Mechanics
PHY 3330 - Electricity and Magnetism
PHY 4373 - Nuclear and Particle Physics
PHY 3350 -An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
PHY 5340 - Statistical Mechanics
PHY 5350 - Fundamentals of Stellar Structure and Evolution
PHY 5351 - General Relativity
PHY 5352 - Space Plasma Physics
PHY 6350 - Relatavistic Astrophysics
PHY 6351 - Cosmology
PHY 6352 - High Energy Astrophysics
PHY 6380 - Special Topics in Advanced Physics
PHY XXXX - Solar Physics/Astrogeophysics
PHY XXXX - Solar Physics/Physics of the Interplanetary Medium
PHY 5V95 - Graduate Research
PHY 5V99 - Thesis
PHY 6V99 - Dissertation

Graduate Students

Mudi Chen, Current
Bo Zhang, Current
Brandon Harris, (Ph.D. - 2014)
Victor Zhang, (Ph.D. - 2012)
Angela Douglass, (Ph.D. - 2012)
Anne Zandstra, (Ph.D. - 2012 - School of Education)
Alex Price, (M.S.-2011)
James Creel, (M.S. - 2010)
Jay Murphree, (M.S. - 2010)
Rene Laufer, Second Reader (Ph.D. - 2010)
Edith Davis, (Ed.D. - 2007 - School of Education)
Carolyn Boesse, (M.S. - 2005)
Jorge Carmona Reyes, (M.S. - 2005)
Bernard Smith, (Ph.D. - 2005)
Ke Qiao, (Ph.D. - 2004)
Bruce Lindsay, (Ph.D. - 2003)
Ray Nazzario, (Ph.D. - 2002)
John Vasut, (Ph.D. - 2001)
Simeon Trendafilov, (Ph.D. - 2000)
Laura Bringol Barge, (Ph.D. - 1998)
Lorin Swint Matthews, (Ph.D. - 1998)

Current Research Fellows

Ke Qiao (2004 - Present)
Jie Kong (2004 - Present)
Jorge Carmona-Reyes (2005 - Present)
Bernard Smith (2007 - 2009)
Rene Laufer (2009 - Present)

Selected Recent Publications : Articles in Print
(Many of the primary links below require you or your institution to hold a
subscription to the journal. ArXiv preprint links should always be available.)

2014

Measurment of Net Electric Charge and Dipole Moment of Dust Aggregates in a Complex Plasma
with Razieh Yousefi, Allen B. Davis, Jorge Carmona-Reyes and Lorin S. Matthews, Physical Review E, 2014. ArXiv Preprint

Interaction Force in a Vertical Dust Chain Inside a Glass Box
with Jay Kong, Ke Qiao and Lorin S. Matthews, Physical Review E, 2014. ArXiv Preprint

Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Coulomb Clusters in Parabolic Traps
with Lev D’Yachkov, Maxim Myasnikov, Oleg Petrov, Jie Kong and Lorin Matthews, Physics of Plasmas, 2014.

Photophoresis on Microparticles under Microgravity
with Markus Kuepper, Caroline de Beule, Gerhard Wurm, Lorin S. Matthews, Jesse B. Kimmery, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 76, 126-137, 2014.

Slow Plastic Creep of 2D Dusty Plasma Solids
with Peter Hartmann, Aniko Zs. Kovacs, Angela Douglass, Jorge Carmona-Reyes and Lorin Matthews, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 113, 025002, 2014.

Dust as Probe for Horizontal Field Distribution in Low Pressure Gas Discharges
with Peter Hartmann, Aniko Zs. Kovacs, Jorge Carmona-Reyes and Lorin Matthews, Plasma Sources Science & Technology, Vol. 23, 045008, 2014. ArXiv Preprint

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Lunar Swirls and Plasma Magnetic Field Interaction in the Laboratory,
with Michael Dropmann, R. Laufer, G. Herdrich and L.S. Matthews
(2014) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXV, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Photophoretic Force on Fractal Aggregates in a Protoplanetary Disk,
with J. B. Kimery and L. S. Matthews
(2014) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXV, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

2013

Mode Couplings and Resonance Instabilities in Dust Clusters
with Ke Qiao, Jay Kong, Eric Van Oeveren and Lorin S. Matthews , Physical Review E, Vol. 88, 043103, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Cosmic Dust Aggregation with Stochastic Charging
with Lorin S. Matthews and B. Shotorban, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 76, 103, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Effects of Monomer Shape on the Formation of Aggregates from a Power Law Monomer Distribution
with J. D. Perry, J. Kimery and Lorin S. Matthews, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 15, 073026, 2013.

Vertical Probe Induced Asymmetric Dust Oscillation in Complex Plasma
with Brandon Harris and Lorin Matthews, Physical Review E, Vol. 87, 053109, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Helical Structures in Vertically Aligned Dust Particle Chains in a Complex Plasma
with Jay Kong and Lorin Matthews, Physical Review E, Vol. 87, 053106, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Glow and Dust in Plasma Boundaries
with Victor Land, Angela Douglass, Ke Qiao, Zhuanhao Zhang, Lorin Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 41, 4, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Vertical Interaction Between Dust Particles Confined within a Glass Box in a Complex Plasma
with Jay Kong, Ke Qiao, Jorge Carmona-Reyes, Angela Douglass, Zhuanhao Zhang, Lorin Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 41, 4, 2013.

Mode Couplings and Conversions for Horizontal Dust Particle Pairs in Complex Plasma
with Ke Qiao, L.S. Matthews, J. Kong and J. Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 41, 4, 2013.

Charging of Aggregate Grains in Astrophysical Environments
with Qianyu Ma, Lorin Matthews and Victor Land, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 763, 77, 2013. ArXiv Preprint

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Dust Grain Growth in a Protoplanetary Disk: Effects of Location on Charge and Size
with Will Barnes and Lorin S. Matthews,
(2013) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIV, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

Lunar Environment Simulation Capabilities at CASPER
with M. Dropmann, R. Laufer, G. Herdrich, M. Cook and J. Schmoke
(2013) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIV, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

Effect of Stochastic Charging on Cosmic Dust Aggregation
with Lorin S. Matthews and B. Shotorban
(2013) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIV, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

Charging Behavior of Dust Aggregates in a Cosmic Plasma Environment
with S.A. Frazier and Lorin S. Matthews
(2013) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIV, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

2012

The Influence of Monomer Shape on Aggregate Morphology
with J.D. Perry, E. Gostomski and L.S. Matthews, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 539, A99, 2012. BearDocs Preprint

Determination of the Levitation Limits of Dust Particles within the Sheath in Complex Plasma Experiments
with Angela Douglass, Victor Land, Ke Qiao and Lorin Matthews, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 19, 013707, 2012. ArXiv Preprint

Charging and Coagulation of Dust in Protoplanetary Plasma Environments
with Lorin Matthews and Victor Land, The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 744, No.8, 2012. ArXiv Preprint

SARIM PLUS - Sample Return of Comet 67P/CG and of Interstellar Matter
with R. Srama, H. Kr’ger, T. Yamaguchi, T. Stephan, M. Burchell, A. Kearsley, V. Sterken, F. Postberg, S. Kempf, E. Gr’n, N. Altobelli, P. Ehrenfreund, V. Dikarev, M. Horanyi, Z. Sternovsky, J. D. Carpenter, A. Westphal, Z. Gainsforth, A. Krabbe, J. Agarwal, H. Yano, J. Blum, H. Henkel, J. Hillier, P. Hoppe, M. Trieloff, S. Hsu, A. Mocker, K. Fiege, S. F. Green, A. Bischoff, F. Esposito, R. Laufer, G. Herdrich, S. Fasoulas, A. J’ckel, G. Jones, P. Jenniskens, E. Khalisi, G. Moragas-Klostermeyer, F. Spahn, H. U. Keller, P. Frisch, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, N. Pailer, K. Altwegg, C. Engrand, S. Auer, J. Silen, S. Sasaki, M. Kobayashi, J. Schmidt, J. Kissel, B. Marty, P. Michel, P. Palumbo, O. Vaisberg, H. P. R’ser, Experimental Astronomy, 33, 723-751, 2012.

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Effects of Monomer Shape on the Formation of Fractal Aggregates Under a Power Law Distribution,
with Jonathan Perry, Jesse Kimery and L.S. Matthews
(2012) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIII, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Setup of an Inductively-Heated Plasma Generator and Diagnostics to Build a Hybrid Plasma Simulation Facility for Complex Space Environment Investigations,
with M. Dropmann, C. Gomringer, H. Koch, S. Peters, G. Herdrich, M. Cook, J. Schmoke, R. Laufer and L.S. Matthews
(2012) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIII, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes as Material for a Space Elevator on the Moon,
with J.A. Carmona Reyes, S. Peters, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, J. Schmoke, M. Cook, L.S. Matthews and R. Laufer
(2012) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIII, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Piezo Dust Detector (PDD) - A Modular Miniaturized In-Situ Measurement Instrument for Dust Research,
with A. Wolf, R. Laufer, G. Lightsey, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, H.P. Roser and L.S. Matthews
(2012) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXIII, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

2011

Dust Particle Charge in Plasma with Ion Flow and Electron Depletion
with Angela Douglass, Victor Land, Lorin Matthews, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 18, No. 8, 2011. ArXiv Preprint

One-Dimensional Vertical Dust Strings in a Glass Box
with Jay Kong, Lorin Matthews, Ke Qiao, Zhuanhao Zhang and Angela Douglass, Physical Review E, Vol. 84, 016411, 2011. ArXiv Preprint

The Effect of Electrode Heating on the Discharge Parameters in Complex Plasma Experiments
with Victor Land, Jorge Alberto Carmona Reyes, James Creel, Jimmy Schmoke, Mike Cook and Lorin Matthews, Plasma Science Sources and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2011. ArXiv Preprint

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Tholin Aggregation in Titan’s Atmosphere: Developing a Probabalistic Model
with L.K. Buckingham, L.S. Matthews (2011) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXII, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

Charging of Interplanetary Dust Grains and Consequences for Aggregation
with Q. Ma, L.S. Matthews (2011) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXII, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

The Influence of Monomer Shape on Aggregate Morphologies in First Stage Protoplanetary Development
with J. Perry, E. Gostomski, L.S. Matthews (2011) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXII, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston (CD-ROM).

AIP Conference Proceedings

Agglomeration of Dust Particles in the Lab
with Lorin Matthews, Jorge Carmona Reyes and Victor Land, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1397, pp. 397-398 (2011). ArXiv Preprint

Modeling Agglomeration of Dust Particles in Plasma
with Lorin Matthews, Victor Land, Qianyu Ma and Jonathan Perry, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1397, pp. 60-65 (2011). ArXiv Preprint

The Effect of Dust Charge Variation, Due to Ion Flow and Electron Depletion, on Dust Levitation
with Victor Land, Angela Douglass, Ke Qiao, Lorin Matthews, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1397, pp. 98-103 (2011).

2010

A Simple Method to Measure the Interaction Potential of Dielectric Grains in a Dusty Plasma
with Zhuanhao, Zhang, Ke Qiao, Jay Kong and Lorin Matthews, Physical Review E, Vol. 82, 036401, 2010. ArXiv Preprint

Crystallization Dynamics of a Single Layer Complex Plasma
with Peter Hartmann, Angela Douglass, Jorge C. Reyes, Lorin Matthews, Anik’o Kov’acs, and Zolt’an Donko, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, 115004, 2010. ArXiv Preprint

Fluid modeling of void closure in microgravity noble gas complex plasmas
with Victor Land, Lorin Matthews and Diana Bolser, Physical Review E, Vol. 81, 056302, April, 2010.

Vibrational Modes and Instabilities of a Dust Particle Pair in a Complex Plasma
with Ke Qiao and Lorin Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, No. 4, April, 2010.

Probing the Sheath Electric Field with a Crystal Lattice by Using Thermophoresis in Dusty Plasma
with Victor Land, Bernard Smith and Lorin Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, No. 4, April, 2010. ArXiv Preprint #1 ArXiv Preprint #2

Dipole-Dipole Interactions of Charged-Magnetic Grains
with Jonathan Perry and Lorin Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 38, No. 4, April, 2010. ArXiv Preprint

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Low-Velocity Impacts on PVDF Targets Using a Light Gas Gun,
with J.A. Carmona, M. Cook, J. Schmoke, R. Laufer, L.S. Matthews
(2010) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXI, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Dipole-Dipole Interactions of Charged-Magnetic Grains,
with Jonathan Perry and L. Matthews
(2010) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXI, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

The Development of a Probabilistic Model for Tholin Aggregation in Titan’s Atmosphere ,
with C.C. Harris and L. Matthews
(2010) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXI, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Establishing an Environmental Simulation Facility for Lunar Dust Research ,
with R. Laufer, L. Matthews, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, H.-P. Roeser
(2010) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXI, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

A Baylor University Payload Contribution to the Universitaet Stuttgart Moon Orbiter Lunar Mission BW1,
with R. Laufer, L. Matthews, M. Lachenmann, G. Herdrich, R. Srama, H.-P. Roeser
(2010) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXXI, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

2009

Measurement of the Vertical Non-Uniformity of the Plasma Sheath in a Complex Plasma
with Jay Kong, Brandon Harris, Ke Qiao and Jorge Carmona-Reyes, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 1620-1625, August, 2009.

Effect of Dipole-Dipole Charge Interactions on Dust Coagulation
with Lorin Matthews, New Journal of Physics 11, 063030 (2009).

Experimental and Computational Characterization of a Modified GEC Cell for Dusty Plasma Experiments
with Victor Land, Erica Shen, Bernard Smith, Lorin Matthews, New Journal of Physics 11, 063024 (2009).ArXiv Preprint

2008

Structural Phase Transitions and Vertical Mode in 2D Finite Plasma Crystals,
with K. Qiao, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 2752-2758, October, 2008. ArXiv Preprint

Employing Dust Particle Chains as a Wakefield Diagnostic,
with J. Kong and J. Carmona-Reyes, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp 554-558, April, 2008. ArXiv Preprint

Charging and Growth of Fractal Grains,
with L. Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 310-314, 2008.

Phase Transitions in a Dusty Plasma with Two Distinct Particle Sizes,
with B. Smith, L. Matthews, J. Reay, M. Cook and J. Schmoke, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 41, pp. 1509-1512, 2008. ArXiv Preprint

2007

Formation of Cosmic Dust Bunnies,
with L. Matthews, R. Hayes, and M. Freed, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 260-265, April, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Relationship Between the DC Bias and the Debye Length in a Complex Plasma,
with J. Kong and J. Reyes, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 323-327, April, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Structural Phase Transitions of Three-Dimensional Shielded Coulomb Clusters (Finite Yukawa System),
with K.Qiao and Matthew Benesh, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 346-351, April, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Kuiper Binary Object Formation,
with R. Nazzario, K. Orr, C. Covington and D. Kagan, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 40, pp. 280-283, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings

Charging of Fractal Dust Agglomerates in a Plasma Environment,
with L. Matthews, 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Particulate Contamination Within Fusion Devices and Complex (Dusty) Plasmas,
with J. Creel, J. Carmona-Reyes, J. Kong, 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Structure and Vertical Modes in Finite 2D Plasma Crystals,
with Ke. Qiao, 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Investigation of Dust Wake Field Oscillations,
with J. Kong and J. Carmona-Reyes, 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

Vertical Dust Particle Chains ’C Mass and Charge Measurements,
with J. Carmona-Reyes and J. Kong, 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference Proceedings, 2007. ArXiv Preprint

2006

Dynamics of a Dust Crystal with Two Different Size Dust Species,
with L. Matthews and K. Qiao, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 2564-2570, 2006. ArXiv Preprint

Numerical Study of Structural Phase Transitions in a Vertically Confined Plasma Crystal,
with Ke Qiao, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 2571-2574, 2006. ArXiv Preprint

Effect of a Multi-Sized Dust Distribution on Local Plasma Sheath Potentials,
with Meihong Sun and L.S. Matthews, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 2575-2580, 2006. ArXiv Preprint

Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science

Low-Velocity Impacts on Targets Containing Embedded Carbon Nano-Tubes,
with J.A. Carmona, M. Cook, J. Schmoke, and J. Reay
(2006) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, #1254, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Selected Papers from 2003 - 2005

Structural Phase Transitions and Out-of-Plane Dust Lattice Instabilities in a Vertically Confined Plasma Crystal,
with K. Qiao, Physical Review E, Vol. 71, No.2, pp. 026406, 2005. ArXiv Preprint

Effects of the Charge-Dipole Interaction on the Coagulation of Fractal Aggregates,
with L.S. Matthews, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 586-593, April, 2004. ArXiv Preprint

Charged Grains in Saturn's F Ring: Interactions with Saturn's Magnetic Field,
with Lorin Swint Matthews, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 33, No. 12, pp. 2292-2297,2004. ArXiv Preprint

Digital Imaging and Analysis of Dusty Plasmas,
with C.M. Boesse, M.K. Henry and L.S. Matthews, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 2374-2378, 2004. ArXiv Preprint

Finite Coulomb Crystal Formation,
with J. Vasut and L. Barge, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 2396-2401, 2004. ArXiv Preprint

Dusty Plasma Correlation Function Experiment,
with B.Smith, J. Vasut, L. Matthews, J. Reay, M. Cook and J. Schmoke, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 2379-2383, 2004. ArXiv Preprint

Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Thermally Excited Waves in Plasma Crystals,
with K. Qiao, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 2390-2395, 2004. ArXiv Preprint

The Dispersion Properties of the Out of Plane Transverse Wave in the 2D Coulomb Crystal,
with K. Qiao, Physical Review E, Vol. 68, No.4, pp. 046403, 2003.

Dust Grain Orbital Behavior Around Ceres,
with R.C. Nazzario and L. Barge, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp. 2591-2598, 2003. ArXiv Preprint

Gravitoelectrodynamics in Saturn's F Ring: Encounters with Prometheus and Pandora,
with Lorin Swint Matthews, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 6207-6214, 2003. ArXiv Preprint

Dispersion Relations for Thermally Excited Waves in Plasma,
with Ke Qiao, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 36, pp. 6109-6115, 2003. ArXiv Preprint

Selected Articles in Lunar and Planetary Science from 2001 - 2005

Numerical Investigations of Kuiper Belt Binaries,
with R.C. Nazzario
(2005) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, #1254, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Construction of a PZT Sensor Network for Low and Hypervelocity Impact Detection,
with J. Carmona, M. Cook, M. Cooper, J. Schmoke, J. Reay, and L. Matthews
(2005) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, #1127, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Impact Studies Using a One Stage Light Gas Gun,
with J. Carmona, M. Cook, J. Schmoke, K. Harper, J. Reay, and L. Matthews
(2004) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV, #1019, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Gravitational Interactions Between Protoplanets and Planetesimal Disks of Equal Mass,
with Bruce Lindsay, Kim Orr and L. Barge
(2003) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV, #1204, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Protoplanetary Migration and Creation of Scattered Planetesimal Disks,
with Bruce Lindsay.
(2002) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII, #1097, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Orbits of Dust Ejecta From Ceres,
with R. Nazzario.
(2002) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII, #1098, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Further Investigations of Dust Grain Orbital Behavior Around Neptune,
with R. Nazzario.
(2001) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII, #1222, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Simulating Dust Lattice Waves in Plasma Crystals Using the Box_Tree Code,
with Ke Qiao.
(2001) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII, #1205, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Computer Modeling of Edge Effects in Plasma Crystals,
with John Vasut.
(2001) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII, #1158, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Dynamics of Interplanetary Planetesimal Rings,
with Bruce D. Lindsay.
(2001) Lunar and Planetary Science XXXII, #1008, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).

Papers from 1980 - 2003 available upon request.

Recently Funded Grants and Contracts

Collaborative Research: Fundamental Charging Processes of Dust in Complex Plasmas (Baylor Co-Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a National Science Foundation RFP (June, 2014) ’ $480,000.00

PDD / Armadillo / UTAustin (Baylor Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to the Air Force’s University Nanosatellites ’ 7 (NS ’ 7) Program (January, 2013) ’ $100,000.00

CASPER (BRIC) Space Sensor Lab (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a MD Anderson Foundation AO (January, 2013) ’ $100,000.00

NASA Space Shuttle Program Historic Artifacts (Principal Investigator)
NASA, Space Shuttle Program Historic Artifacts Initiative (October, 2012) - $2,059,000.00

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a National Science Foundation Announcement (September, 2012) ’ $460,578

PDD / RockSat (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to an Aviation Alliance AO (May, 2012) ’ $6000

K-12 Interactive Kiosks and Displays for the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Waco Foundation AO (May, 2012) ’ $60,000

13th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (Principal Investigator) Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a National Science Foundation AO (October, 2011) ’ $5000

Solid Electrolyte Sensors for Monitoring in Harsh Environments (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a National Science Foundation AO (October, 2011) ’ $55,000

BRIC Drop Tower & NASA STEM Space (Principal Investigator) Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Cooper Foundation AO (March, 2012) ’ $250,000

Advanced Aerospace Composites (Baylor Principal)
NASA (April, 2010) - $400,000

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a NSF Program Announcement (August, 2009) $394,967

Meeting Industries’ Critical Workforce Needs (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Request from The U.S. Small Business Adminstation (October, 2009) $196,514

Laboratory Enhancement at Baylor University (Baylor Principal)
Institutional Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a NASA Program Announcement (May, 2008) $658,000

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a NSF Program Announcement (August, 2006) $422,708

21st Century Learning Community (Co-Principal Investigator - Subaward)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a MCYC Program Announcement (August, 2006) $47,600

GearUp Central Texas (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Department of Education Program Announcement (March, 2006) $11,360,124

Phase Transitions in Complex Plasmas (Co-Principal Investigator - Subaward)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a DOL Program Announcement (February, 2006) $72,000

Quick Shot: An Imaging Diagnostic Tool for Hypervelocity Flight Path Reconstruction (Principal Investigator)
SBIR Phase One Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Collaboration with Start Vision Technologies, Inc. to an Arnold Air Force Base Program Announcement (January, 2006) $20,000

Impact Testing on Carbon Nano-Tube Surfaces (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Zyvex Announcement (November, 2005) $4,500

Gear Up Waco: Making College a Reality (Principal Investigator)
Congressional Cost Up Issue (July, 2005) $497,000

Nano Intern Proposal (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Zyvex Announcement (January, 2005) $15,000

Nanoprober and Manipulator (Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a State of Texas Program Announcement (January, 2005) $200,000

NSF Photonics Center of Excellence Proposal (SubAward)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a NSF Program Announcement (April/October, 2005) $50,000

Nanotechnician Proposal (Co-Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a State of Texas Program Announcement (September, 2004) $500,000

Quantum Optics Initiative (Baylor Subcontract Principal Investigator Marlan Scully Grant Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a Request from the Office of Naval Research (November, 2002) $198,024

Baylor HPNC Proposal(Principal Investigator)
Principal Investigator Proposal Investigation, Technical, Cost and Management Plan Submitted in Response to a NSF ANI Network Infrastructure Program Announcement (May, 2002) $175,000