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David is a research associate working with Dr Nicola Carslaw on refactoring and developing the INdoor Detailed Chemical Model (INDCM), developed over the past 15 years, and is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. David will be using Python for the new code and will be including documentation and a functional GUI to allow for people any level of computing ability to use, and benefit, from the model.
David is primarily a physicist and for the past four years has been working on deposition removal from fusion optics in the low-temperature plasma group within the York Plasma Institute. His Ph.D was funded by the EPSRC through the Fusion CDT under the supervision of Dr Erik Wagenaars. In 2016 David was visiting student in the Computational Plasma Science and Engineering group of Professor Mark Kushner at the University of Michigan. The main focus of his Ph.D was using the Hybrid Plasma Equipment Model (HPEM), backed up with experiments, to investigate the interaction between a capacitively coupled plasma and an oxide surface. In support of this work David developed a theoretical electron excitation reaction set for Beryllium. Prior to this he also completed work using atmospheric pressure plasma jets to modify polymer surfaces to increase hydrophilicity. It is for this work that David received the Institute of Physics Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group annual award.
Prior to his Ph.D David completed his MSc in Fusion Energy at the University of York, and his BSc in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Hull.