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Captain Cameron Harris

Senior Instructor of Physics & Executive Officer

Department of Physics

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(719) 333-4588

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Bio

Captain Cameron N. Harris is an Instructor in the Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. Capt Harris commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2013, and subsequently received a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He conducted radiation physics research at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, N.M. and was selected as the Chief of the Computational Physics Section at the Directed Energy Directorate. Capt Harris also served as the Liaison Officer of a small unmanned aerial system to US Special Forces in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. His teaching experience and research interests focus on astrophysics, space situational awareness, and radiation physics.

Education

Squadron Officer School (Distinguished Graduate), Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2019)

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio (2015)

Bachelor of Science, Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2013)

Professional Experience

Instructor of Physics, Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2018-Present)

Chief, Computational Physics Section, Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, N.M. (2017-2018)

Silver Fang JTF Liaison Officer, Joint Special Operations Air Detachment, Jalalabad, Afghanistan (2016-2017)

Radiation Effects Physicist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, N.M. (2015-2017)

Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Greene County, Ohio (2013-2015)

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Research and Scholarly Interests

Radiation Physics

Space Situational Awareness

Publications

“Propagation and Detection of RF-Modulated Electron and X-ray Beams in Air”, Journal of Applied Physics (2018)

“The Efficiency of Methionine as a Radioprotectant of Bacillus Anthracis for Cell Viability and Outgrowth Time after UVC and Gamma Radiation”, Air Force Institute of Technology, Thesis (2015)