Adam Collins

Project Scientist, Electrospray

Adam graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2006 with a masters degree in Natural Sciences, majoring in physics. He further completed an experimental physics PhD in 2012 at Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, researching environmentally-friendly explosives, ballistics, imaging techniques, and granular materials. Adam joined Seth Putterman's lab in the UCLA physics department in May 2012 as a postdoctoral scholar and then assistant researcher in 2018. His research in the Putterman lab centered around triboelectric X-rays, and how they can be used to probe surface-charge in new ways, providing a better understanding of static electrification and friction.