Angelica Ottaviano

Graduate Student, GSR


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Angelica received her B.S. degree in physics from California State University, Northridge in 2016. During her studies she received a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship fellowship to spend a semester and two summers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researching material properties for electric propulsion devices. After graduating, she interned at the Swiss Plasma Center in Lausanne, and was subsequently hired at TAE Technologies as a plasma diagnostic specialist to work on the advanced beam driven experimental fusion reactor, C-2W. Angelica joined UCLA's MAE department as a 1st-year graduate student in 2018 and her research focuses on plasma-material interactions (PMIs).