RISHABH DATTA

Rishabh Datta is a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a research assistant at MIT's Plasma Science & Fusion Center, Rishabh works on high-energy-density pulsed-power driven plasmas. His areas of focus are magnetized shocks and radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection. Click here for Rishabh's CV.

RISHABH DATTA

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Rishabh Datta is a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a research assistant at MIT's Plasma Science & Fusion Center, Rishabh works on high-energy-density pulsed-power driven plasmas. His areas of focus are magnetized shocks and radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection. Click here for Rishabh's CV.

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Feb 2024 (Paper) Preprint on radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection experiments on the Z machine (submitted as an invited paper to Phys. Plasmas) now available. [paper]

Jan 2024 (Paper) Preprint of our paper on radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection (submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.) now available. [paper]

Jan 2024 (Paper): Preprint of our computational paper on radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection (submitted to J. Plasma Phys.) now available. [paper]

Dec 2024 (Award): My proposal to characterize adiabatic index in magnetized HED plasmas was funded through the ZNetUS program. The adiabatic index is important for shock compression in inertial confinement fusion.

Nov 2023 (Talk): Invited talk on radiatively-cooled magnetic reconnection at APS DPP Meeting, Denver, CO. [video]

Sep 2023 (Paper): Preprint of paper on spectroscopy analysis using machine learning (submitted to IEEE T. Plasma Science) now available. [paper]

Sep 2023 (Paper): Paper on pulsed-power-driven planar wire arrays was published in Phys. Plasmas. [paper]

Aug 2023 (Talk): Plenary talk on magnetic reconnection experimental results at the Z Fundamental Science Workshop.

Jul 2023 (Talk): Contributed talk at the Dense Z Pinch conference (DZP), Ann Arbor, MI.

Jun 2023 (Talk): Contributed talk at the International Magnetic Reconnection Workshop, Japan.

May 2023 (Award): Awarded the 2023 College of Engineering Exponent Fellowship.

May 2023 (Award): Awarded the 2023 Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Outstanding Student Award.

May 2023 (Award): Awarded Runner-up for best student paper at International Conference of Plasma Science (ICOPS), Santa Fe, NM.

Apr 2023 (News): My research on laboratory astrophysics featured on MIT news. [article]

Dec 2022 (Award): Awarded Best Poster at the MIT AI and ML in Engineering Expo.

Nov 2022 (Paper): Paper on magnetized bow shocks published in J. Plasma Phys. [paper]

Oct 2022 (Paper): Paper on velocity and Mach no. measurements from bow shocks published in Rev. Sci. Instrum. [paper]

Aug 2022 (Award): Awarded the MIT MathWorks fellowship.

Jan 2022 (Thesis): Masters thesis on HED magnetized plasma shocks now available. [thesis]

Sep 2021 (Award): Awarded the Keck Award in Thermal Sciences.

Aug 2021 (Award): Awarded the MIT GSC Conference Grant.