Eggleston performs experimental research on plasmas, the charged gases sometimes referred to as the fourth state of matter.
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Education: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., UCLA
He and his undergraduate assistants have designed and built three plasma devices and published work on plasma vortices and particle transport in non-neutral plasma traps. Prior to joining Occidental, Eggelston was a research physicist at UC San Diego. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked on problems dealing with the interaction of electromagnetic waves with a spatially inhomogeneous plasma. These studies included lab experiments, numerical solutions of nonlinear differential equations, and field experiments at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.