Curriculum Vitae

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SUMMARY

Personable physicist and educator with 16 combined years of teaching and tutoring experience and over five years of experience modeling, simulating, and analyzing data using various software packages and computer programming languages.

 

EDUCATION

2007-2013      PhD, PhysicsTemple University, Philadelphia, PA

                            Thesis: “Design and Analysis for the DarkSide-10 Two-Phase Argon Time Projection Chamber

                            Advisor: Professor C.J. Martoff

2007-2010      MA, PhysicsTemple University, Philadelphia, PA

2002-2006     BS, Physics EducationWest Chester University, West Chester, PA

                             Dean's List: Fall 2005 and Spring 2006

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013-Present     Postdoctoral Fellow, ORISE Visiting Scientist Program, Transportation Security Laboratory, Pomona, NJ

                                ◦ 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.

2009-2012          Research Assistant, DarkSide Collaboration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

                                ◦ 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.

Summer 2011    Editorial Intern, Chemical Heritage, Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), Philadelphia, PA

                               ◦ 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 AssociateFermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

                                ◦ Engineered muon veto detectors and lead shielding.

                                ◦ Created aqueous solutions and tested for scintillation properties.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

2006-Present   Tutor and Homebound Instructor, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ

                              ◦ 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.

2005                 Tutor, Learning Assistance and Resource Center, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

                            ◦ 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                Physics Consultant, Master of Science Thesis Research, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

2013              Invited Scientist, Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science (PAGES) Mini Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

2011              Invited Panelist, New TA Orientation Workshop, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2011              Guest Scientist, Science Leadership Academy Science Fair, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2009               Participant, National Nuclear Physics Summer School, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, East Lansing, MI

2008-2011     Science Presenter, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

2005                Secretary, Society of Physics StudentsWest Chester University Chapter, West Chester, PA

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012         Peter Havas Humanitarian ScholarshipFor Outstanding Physics Graduate Students, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2012        Division of Nuclear Physics Travel AwardAmerican Physical Society 2012 April Meeting, Atlanta, GA

2009        Award for Outstanding Teaching, Graduate Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2008        Division of Nuclear Physics Travel AwardAmerican Physical Society 2009 April Meeting, Denver, CO

2005        The Dr. Michael F. Marten’s AwardFor 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 PhysicsWest 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)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Physical Society: (Division of Nuclear Physics, Forum on Education, Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public)

Association for Women in Science

American Association of University Women

American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

PRESENTATIONS

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.

C. Martin, et al. Identifying WIMP recoils in Xenon Gas Scintillation. National Nuclear Physics Summer School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. June 2009.

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.

 

INTERNAL REPORTS

 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.

 

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

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 and Brigitte van Tiggelen. “Making the Process.” 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.

Christy Martin. Dark Matters and the Periodic Table.” Periodic Tabloid, Chemical Heritage Foundation. May 2011.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

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.

2009     Contributor, MAX – Multi-ton Argon and Xenon, Lead Organization: Princeton University, Principle Investigator: Cristiano Galbiati, Funded by: NSF S4 Program ($3,509,566).

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.