Dr. Robert Lemasters

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- Basic Information -

Time in Larsen Lab: 2013-2015
Basic Project Description: Helped construct and maintain the disdrometer array, and analyzed the data to explore temporal correlations and fractal properties of the drop arrival statistics.

- Dissemination Based on work in Larsen Lab -

- Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers -


- Professional Conference Presentations -

M.L. Larsen, J.C. Harris, R. Lemasters, K. O'Dell, and J. Teves (2013). Development of a site to investigate rainfall accumulation and drop size distribution variability on small spatio-temporal scales. 38th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association. North Charleston, SC. October 12-17, 2013.

R. Lemasters and M.L. Larsen (2014). Investigating the dependence of fractal dimension on raindrop size for drop arrival times as measured by a two-dimensional video disdrometer. 2014 Fall AGU Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 15-19, 2014.

M.L. Larsen and R. Lemasters (2015). Novel insights from studying raindrop arrivals on sub-second timescales. 2015 Fall AGU Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 14-18, 2015.

- Student Research Presentations -

R. Lemasters and M.L. Larsen (2014). Investigating possible fractal behavior in raindrop arrivals. 2014 Celebration of Summer Scholars. College of Charleston. August 18, 2014.

R. Lemasters and M.L. Larsen (2015). Exploring raindrop arrival time correlations via a drop size dependent pair-correlation function. Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Science. Furman University. April 11, 2015.

R. Lemasters and M.L. Larsen (2015). Exploring raindrop arrival time correlations via a drop size-dependent pair-correlation function. 27th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. April 16, 2015.

- Awards won while working in Larsen Lab -

2014 College of Charleston Research Presentation Grant

2015 Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Graduate Award

2015 Winner of the $\Sigma \Xi$ award for Outstanding Student Research at the South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting (1st Place in Physics)

- Post-Graduation Activities and Current Status -

After graduation, Robert enrolled at Emory University to pursue his Ph.D. in Physics, working on experimental non-linear optics and fancy-sounding stuff in plasmonics. He defended his Ph.D. in the summer of 2021 with his dissertation entitled "Hot-Carrier Induced Nonlinear Optics in Plasmonic and Nanophotonic Systems" under advisor Hayk Harutyunyan. He is now taking a few months off before he decides where he wants to go next.

In other news, a few years ago Robert had a unique opportunity to be a science consultant for the movie "Ant Man and the Wasp". He ended up being the guy who wrote the equations in the background of the following picture.

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updated: 8 August 2021