Alexis Payne

Alexis Payne

- Basic Information -

Time in Larsen Lab: 2013-2015
Basic Project Description: Worked on 2 very different projects. (1) Looked for diurnal changes in the spectral structure of turbulent power in the atmospheric surface layer, and (2) worked towards developing a Schlieren optical system to investigate concentration fluctuations in airborne particulates.

- Dissemination Based on work in Larsen Lab -

- Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers -

None

- Professional Conference Presentations -

A. Payne, A. Teklu, and M.L. Larsen (2015). Resolving airborne particulate concentration inhomogeneities with a Schlieren optical technique. 46th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Columbus, OH. June 8-12, 2015

- Student Research Presentations -

A. Payne and M.L. Larsen (2015). Diurnal evolution of the statistical structure of near surface wind. Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Sciences. Furman University, April 11, 2015

A. Payne and M.L. Larsen (2015). Diurnal evolution of the statistical structure of near surface wind. 27th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. April 16, 2015

- Awards won while working in Larsen Lab -

2014-2015 CofC Major Academic Year Support (MAYS) Research Award

2015 Winner of Best Physics Poster at the 27th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session

- Post-Graduation Activities and Current Status -

After graduating from CofC, Alexis worked as an R&D Optical Engineer at Northrop Grumman Synoptics in Charlotte, NC where she worked on designing, documenting, and improving fabrication processes for single crystal Ga2O3 and KTb3F10 as well as documented processes, designed tooling, and trained operators on operation of an X-ray Laue system and Rigaku X-ray Diffractometer. In August 2017, Alexis enrolled in NC State's Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering. She also got engaged in August 2017 to her long-term boyfriend.
updated: 25 October 2017