Uwe Konopka
Department of Physics
Associate Professor

Research Areas: Experimental Plasma Physics

Office: Leach Science Center 3105

Address: 380 Duncan Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4248

Fax: (334) 844-4613

Email: uzk0003@auburn.edu

Ph.D., Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
Diploma in Physics, Ruhr- University, Germany
Intermediate Diploma in Mathematics, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
Intermediate Diploma in Physics, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany

Professional Employment
Associate Professor, Auburn University
2012 - present
Advisory Board Chair, MDPX, Auburn, AL
2011 - 2012
Senior Research Scientist/Project Manager, Max-Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
2007 - 2012
Research Scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
2002 - 2007
Diploma Thesis, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Honors and Awards
Selected as chair for Auburn University MDPX Advisory board
Awarded brass medal for more than 500 (or 600) performed parabolic flight maneuvers- Novespace, Fance
Best Poster Award, 2nd International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, Hakone, Japan

Research and Teaching Interests

  1. M. Chaushuri, V. Nosenko, C. Knapek, U. Konopka, A.V. Ivlev, H.M. Thomas, and G.E. Morfill, Direct experimental observation of binary agglomerates in complex plasmas, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 264101, 2012.
  2. Kretschmer M., Konopka U., Zhdanov S.K., Thomas H.M., Morfill G.E., Fortov V.E., Molotkov V.I.,Lipaev A.M., and Petrov O., Particles Inside the Void of a Complex Plasma, IEEE TRANSACTIONS OF PLASMA SCIENCE 39 (11), 2758, 2011
  3. Schwabe M., Konopka U., Bandyopadhyay P. and Morfill G.E., Pattern Formation in a Complex Plasma in High Magnetic Fields, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 106, 215004, 2011
  4. Du Cheng-Ran, Thomas H.M. Ivlev A., Konopka U. and Morfill G.E., Agglomeration of microparticles in complex plasmas, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS 17, 113710, 2010
  5. Bandyopadhyay P., Konopka U., Khrapak S., Morfill G.E., and Sen A., Effect of polarization force on the propagation of dust acoustic solitary waves, NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 12, 073002, 2010

Last updated: 09/15/2020