Personable physicist and educator with over seven years teaching and tutoring experience with research interests in nuclear physics, particle astrophysics, and education.
2007-2013 PhD, Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Advisor: Professor C.J. Martoff
2007-2010 MA, Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2002-2006 BS, Physics Education, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Dean's List: Fall 2005 and Spring 2006
◦ Researching X-ray tomography for bulk explosives detection.
◦ Supervising and managing an undergraduate ORISE intern.
◦ Formed a collaboration on Dual-Energy CT analysis techniques with Boston University.
◦ Simulated, designed, and built high high voltage (HHV) systems for the DarkSide Collaboration.
◦ Created position reconstruction algorithms for dark matter detectors.
◦ Designed and proposed a vacuum ultraviolet detection experiment.
◦ Analyzed data from a high pressure gas scintillation detector.
Summer 2012 Research Associate, Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Assergi, Italy
◦ Performed data analysis and hardware tests on a dark matter detector.
◦ Researched and wrote about science and its history.
Summer 2010 Research Associate, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
◦ Simulated the electrostatics of the X-ray detector on the GEMS Mission.
Summer 2009 Research Associate, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL
◦ Engineered muon veto detectors and lead shielding.
◦ Created aqueous solutions and tested for scintillation properties.
2012-Present Adjunct Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
◦ Teaching astronomy for non-science majors and calculus-based astrophysics with emphasis on student-led discussions, activities, and lectures.
◦ Contributed to research in astronomy education in collaboration with the University of Nevada.
◦ Supervising an undergraduate physics major for independent research.
◦ Created a research project in astronomy literacy in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.
◦ Privately tutoring all levels of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
Spring 2012 Adjunct Instructor, Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, NJ
◦ Taught algebra-based physics laboratories.
2007-2009 Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Editor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
◦ Taught both calculus-based and algebra-based physics laboratories.
◦ Edited laboratory manuals and experiments for content and procedure.
2006-2007 Teacher, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ
◦ Designed algebra-based physics courses based on inquiry and diverse learning styles.
Spring 2006 Student Teacher, Octorara Area High School, Atglen, PA
◦ Taught inquiry-based and hands-on algebra-based physics lessons.
◦ Peer tutored all levels of introductory physics and mathematics.
OUTREACH AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
2013-Present Manuscript Editor, Compuscript Limited, Shannon, Co. Care, Ireland
◦ Editing pre-press articles for non-English speaking authors.
2013 Invited Scientist, Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES) Mini Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Guest Scientist, Science Leadership Academy Science Fair, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA
2008-2011 Science Presenter, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
AWARDS AND HONORS
2012 Peter Havas Humanitarian Scholarship, For Outstanding Physics Graduate Students, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Division of Nuclear Physics Travel Award, American Physical Society 2012 April Meeting, Atlanta, GA
2009 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Graduate Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Division of Nuclear Physics Travel Award, American Physical Society 2009 April Meeting, Denver, CO
2005 The Dr. Michael F. Marten’s Award, For achievement in physics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
2004 Sigma Pi Sigma Induction, The National Honor Society for Physics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
2004 The Robert M. Brown Endowed Scholarship for Physics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
2003 The Benjamin Faber Scholarship, For achievement in physics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION
• Excellent communication, strict organization, and strong interpersonal skills
• Software: COMSOL Multiphysics, LT SPICE, ImageJ, SpekCalc, DataStudio, Blackboard, MasteringAstronomy, iMovie, iDVD, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and basics of I-DEAS and SolidWorks
• Computer OS: Windows, Mac OS, and Linux (Ubuntu)
• Computer Languages: C, LaTeX, ROOT, MATLAB and basics of: C++, GEANT4, and Garfield
• Teacher Certification (PA, Physics, Grades 6-12), Social/Behavioral (Human Subjects) Research Training, and Tutor Certification (College of Reading and Learning Association)
C. Love. Dark Matter and the DarkSide-10 Two-Phase Argon Time Projection Chamber. Transportation Security Laboratory Seminar. Pomona, NJ. January 2013.
C. Martin for the DarkSide Collaboration. Preliminary Analysis of Electroluminescence from DarkSide-10 Dark Matter Detector. APS April Meeting, Atlanta, GA. April 2012.
C. Martin, et al. Preliminary Analysis from DarkSide-10 and Simulations for SCENE. Temple University Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA. February 2012.
C. Martin, et al. Design of the HHV System for a Prototype Dark Matter Detector. Temple University Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA. September 2010.
Z. Dziembowski, C. Martin, and M. Luehrmann. Googling for Physics Homework. AAPT Summer Meeting. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. July 2009.
C. Martin, et al. Measured Nuclear Recoil Discrimination for HPGS, a Proposed Ton Scale Dark Matter Search in Room Temperature Gas. APS April Meeting, Denver, CO. May 2009.
C. Martin, et al. LET dependence of Pulse Shape for Xenon Gas Scintillation. Student Research Poster Symposium. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. March 2009.
C. Love. “Optimized Dual-Energy MicroCT Basis Material Decomposition for Explosives Detection.” ORISE Postdoctoral Research Project Plan. Bulk Detection Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, Pomona, NJ. May 2013.
C. Martin. “XY Position Reconstruction Function with S2 from DS-10 Monte Carlo.” Report to DarkSide Collaboration. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. March 2012.
C. Martin. “Expected Neutron Rate from Notre Dame for SCENE Experiment.” Report to SCENE Collaboration. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. September 2011.
C. Martin. “Summary of COMSOL Multiphysics Simulations for DarkSide.” Report to DarkSide Collaboration. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. July 2011.
C. Martin and C.J. Martoff. “The Nitric Oxide Ionization Chamber: A Proposed Method of Detecting UV Light from Argon Scintillation Without a Wavelength Shifter.” Report to DarkSide Collaboration. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. July 2011.
C. Martin. “Prototype Liquid Argon TPC for Dark Matter Direct Detection.” Thesis Proposal. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. September 2010.
C. Martin and C.J. Martoff. “Necessity of 'Tweaking' for Field Cage Voltages in 20 kg Detector.” Report to DarkSide Collaboration. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. June 2010.
D. Akimov, C. Love, et al.,“DarkSide-50 Annual Report - 2012.” Gran Sasso National Laboratory Annual Report. July 2013.
Christy Martin. “Crystal Clear.” Chemical Heritage. Vol. 30 (Spring 2012), No. 1.
Christy Martin. “Full Boyle.” Chemical Heritage. Vol. 30 (Spring 2012), No. 1.
Christy Martin. “Mesmerized.” Chemical Heritage. Vol. 29 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012), No. 3.
Christy Martin. “Bridging the Gaps.” Chemical Heritage. Vol. 29 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012), No. 3.
Christy Martin. “The Platonic Solids.” Chemical Heritage. Vol. 29 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012), No. 3.
Christy Martin. “What Teaching Taught Me.” Periodic Tabloid, Chemical Heritage Foundation. July 2011.
Christy Martin. “Current Research by Future Scientists.” Periodic Tabloid, Chemical Heritage Foundation. July 2011.
Christy Martin. “The (Prehistoric) History of the Elements.” Periodic Tabloid, Chemical Heritage Foundation. July 2011.
Christy Martin. “Revealing MRIs.” Periodic Tabloid, Chemical Heritage Foundation. June 2011.
C. Love, et al., “Basis Material Decomposition in X-ray Microtomography for Explosive and Non-Explosive Materials Detection.” In Preparation. Submitting to Journal of X-ray Science and Technology. 2013.
C. Love, A. Murphy, and S. Bonora, “A Study on Astronomy Literacy of the General Public.” arXiv: 1308.2195. Submitted to the Astronomical Journal. 2013.
T. Alexander, C. Love, et al., “Observation of the dependence on drift field of scintillation from nuclear recoils in liquid argon.” Phys. Rev. D 88, 092006 (2013), http://prd.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v88/i9/e092006.
T. Alexander, C. Love, et al., "Light Yield in DarkSide-10: a Prototype Two-phase Argon TPC for Dark Matter Searches", Astroparticle Physics 49, pp. 44-51 (2013), DOI:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.08.004.
J. Xu, C. Love, et al., “A Study of the Residual 39Ar Content in Argon from Underground Sources.” arXiv: 1204.6011. Submitted to Astroparticle Physics. 2012.
PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS
2013 Principle Investigator, Evaluating Astronomy Literacy for Adults at the Franklin Institute, Lead Organization: Rowan University, Principle Investigator: Christina Love.
2012 Contributor, Understanding Students’ Ideas About Astronomy Concepts, Lead Organization: University of Nevada, Principle Investigator: Janelle M. Bailey, Funded by: NASA and the Illinois Space Grant Consortium.
2012 Collaborator, R&D Toward DarkSide-G2, a Second-Generation Direct Search for Dark Matter, Lead Organization: Princeton University, Principle Investigator: Cristiano Galbiati, Funded by: NSF ($2,691,094).
2011 Collaborator, SCENE Project: Measurement of Scintillation Efficiency of Nuclear Recoils in Noble Elements, Lead Organization: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Principle Investigator: Henning Back, Funded by: NSF, DOE, and INFN.
2008 Contributor, "Green" Aqueous Liquid Scintillator for Nuclear Materials Interdiction, Lead Organization: Temple University, Principle Investigator: C.J. Martoff, Funded by: NSF Academic Research Initiative of the DNDO ($757,000).
2008 Collaborator, DarkSide-50: A Direct Search for Dark Matter with New Technologies for Reducing Background, Lead Organization: Princeton University, Principle Investigators: Peter Meyers, Cristiano Galbiati, and Frank Calaprice, Funded by: DOE, INFN, and NSF.
2007 Contributor, A Proposed Dark Matter Detector Based on Scintillation Pulse Shape Differences in High Pressure Xe Gas, Lead Organization: Temple University, Principle Investigators: C.J. Martoff and P.F. Smith.