Magnus A. Haw

Position: Research Scientist

Affiliation: NASA Ames Research Center


ORCID: 0000-0001-5739-5160

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Dr. Magnus Haw is currently a staff scientist in the Thermophysics branch at NASA Ames Research Center where he specializes in experimental low-temperature plasma physics and plasma material interactions. For his undergraduate education Dr. Haw received a B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Caltech in 2018 for work on experimental and numerical studies of cavities, flows, and waves in arched flux ropes in the Bellan group. Currently his work includes studies of MHD instabilities in arcjet plasmas, plasma-surface interactions and development of new heatshield diagnostics for atmospheric re-entry.