I am a professional scientist and freelance writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the years I've written numerous non-fiction pieces for various blogs (Sidekickcast, Outpost 31, and Panic in the Skies to name a few). A research physicist by trade, I've worked for both the United States Department of Defense and Department of Energy, where my efforts have earned me numerous defense research awards. Currently I work at Sandia National Laboratories, where I design experiments for the Z Machine to probe high energy density states of matter, a field relevant to astrophysics and fusion energy. I hold degrees in both physics and aerospace science, with my doctorate being from the University of Michigan. The handsome man in the photo is Scooter, one of my cats.
An up-to-date record of my scientific publications is maintained on Google Scholar.
The latest information on my writing can be found on my blog.