Cormac Corr is an ARC Future Fellow with the Research School of Physics and Engineering in the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
His main research field is plasma physics and plasma processing. Cormac has undertaken a wide variety of laboratory plasma research with particular emphasis on combined experimental/modelling studies.
Cormac's current research involves studying complex plasma-surface interactions between the hot fusion plasma and the cold wall. This fundamental research on plasma-surface interactions will guide fusion materials development.
Cormac obtained a first class honours degree in Applied Physics (1999) and a PhD (2003) titled "A study of instabilities in electronegative rf-driven discharges" from Queens University Belfast (Belfast, Northern Ireland). After his PhD, he spent three years working at the Laboratoire de Physique et Technologie des Plasmas (LPTP), Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and moved to the ANU in 2006.