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Kevin C. Henderson


Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Radiation Detection

Applied Optics

Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

Quantum Physics

Thermal Analysis

Experimental Nuclear Physics


University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D (Physics)

Areas of specialization: experimental atom optics and quantum transport phenomena


University of Arizona, B.S. (Physics) Cum Laude with Honors


Stanford University, B.A. (Philosophy and History of Science)


LANL Positions

Division ESO, MST


Research Technologist II, MST-7

Postdoctoral Research, ISR-1

Postdoctoral Research, P-21


Professional Societies

APS (American Physical Society)

AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) [Previous]

AGU (American Geophysical Society) [Previous]

OSA (Optical Society of America)



LANL Distinguished Performance Award 2012: LANL Van Allen Probes Mission



LANL Distinguished Performance Award 2012: Large Team DPA-NEXESS Center/Project Newton


LANL Distinguished Performance Award 2010: SABRS (Space and Atmospheric Reporting System)



[Henderson, K * Ryu, C * MacCormick, C * Boshier, MG], "Experimental demonstration of painting arbitrary and dynamic potentials for Bose-Einstein condensates", NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, Vol.11, 043030, APR 2009.

[Henderson, K. * Harper, R. * Funsten, H. * MacDonald, E.], "Ultraviolet stimulated electron source for use with low energy plasma instrument calibration", Review of Scientific Instruments, vol.83, no.7, p.073308, July 2012.

[Patterson, Brian M. * Henderson, Kevin * Smith, Zachary], "Measure of morphological and performance properties in polymeric silicone foams by X-ray tomography", JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, Vol.48, iss.5, p.1986-1996, MAR 2013.

[Funsten, H. O. * Allegrini, F. * Bochsler, P. A. * Fuselier, S. A. * Gruntman, M. * Henderson, K. * Janzen, P. H. * Johnson, R. E. * Larsen, B. A. * Lawrence, D. J. * McComas, D. J. * Moebius, E. * Reisenfeld, D. B. * Rodriguez, D. * Schwadron, N. A. * Wurz, P.], "Reflection of solar wind hydrogen from the lunar surface", JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS, Vol.118, iss.2, p.292-305, FEB 2013.

[Hehlen, Markus P. * Parker, Gary R. * Novak, Alan M. * Rae, Philip * Rivera, Gerald * Schmidt, Derek W. * Henderson, Kevin C. * Patterson, Brian M. * Smilowitz, Laura B.], "Fiber-optic point measurement of high pressures in thermal explosions", CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013, p.CTu2H.6, 2013.

[Funsten, H. O. * Skoug, R. M. * Guthrie, A. A. * MacDonald, E. A. * Baldonado, J. R. * Harper, R. W. * Henderson, K. C. * Kihara, K. H. * Lake, J. E. * Larsen, B. A. * Puckett, A. D. * Vigil, V. J. * Friedel, R. H. * Henderson, M. G. * Niehof, J. T. * Reeves, G. D. * Thomsen, M. F. * Hanley, J. J. * George, D. E. * Jahn, J. -M. * Cortinas, S. * De Los Santos, A. * Dunn, G. * Edlund, E. * Ferris, M. * Freeman, M. * Maple, M. * Nunez, C. * Taylor, T. * Toczynski, W. * Urdiales, C. * Spence, H. E. * Cravens, J. A. * Suther, L. L. * Chen, J.], "Helium, Oxygen, Proton, and Electron (HOPE) Mass Spectrometer for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission", SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, Vol.179, iss.1-4, p.423-484, NOV 2013.

[Ryu, C. * Henderson, K.C. * Boshier, M.G.], "Creation of matter wave Bessel beams and observation of quantized circulation in a Bose-Einstein condensate", New Journal of Physics, Vol.16, iss.1, p.013046, Jan. 2014.

[Furmanski, Jevan * Cady, Carl M. * Labouriau, Andrea * Patterson, Brian M. * Henderson, Kevin * Brown, Eric N.], "Damage of rubber foams during large cyclic compression", Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol.1, p.101-106, 2014.

[Patterson, B.M. * Henderson, K.C. * Gibbs, P.J. * Imhoff, S.D. * Clarke, A.J.], "Laboratory micro- and nanoscale X-ray tomographic investigation of Al-7 at.%Cu solidification structures", Materials Characterization, Vol.95, p.18-26, September 2014.

[Yang, Dali * Pacheco, Robin * Henderson, Kevin * Hubbard, Kevin * Devlin, David], "Diffusion and Sorption of Nitroplasticizers in Vinyl Copolymer Elastomer and Its Composites", JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, Vol.131, iss.17, p.40729, SEP 5 2014.

[Patterson, Brian M. * Henderson, Kevin * Gilbertson, Robert D. * Tornga, Stephanie * Cordes, Nikolaus L. * Chavez, Manuel E. * Smith, Zachary], "Morphological and Performance Measures of Polyurethane Foams Using X-Ray CT and Mechanical Testing", MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS, Vol.20, iss.4, p.1284-1293, AUG 2014.

[Yang, Dali * Hubbard, Kevin M. * Henderson, Kevin C. * Labouriau, Andrea], "Thermal and Chemical Stabilization of Ethylene/Vinyl Acetate/Vinyl Alcohol (EVA-OH) Terpolymers Under Nitroplasticizer Environments", JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, Vol.132, iss.7, p.41450, FEB 15 2015.

[Yang, Dali * Hubbard, Kevin M. * Henderson, Kevin C. * Devlin, David J. * Pacheco, Robin M.], "Thermal stability of NP, VCE, and its composites at isothermal and non-isothermal conditions", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol.248, AUG 10 2014.

[Labouriau, Andrea * Cady, Carl * Gill, John * Stull, Jamie * Ortiz-Acosta, Denisse * Henderson, Kevin * Hartung, Vaughn * Quintana, Adam * Celina, Mathew], "Gamma irradiation and oxidative degradation of a silica-filled silicone elastomer", POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, Vol.116, p.62-74, JUN 2015.

[Labouriau, Andrea * Cady, Carl * Gill, John * Taylor, Dean * Zocco, Adam * Stull, Jamie * Henderson, Kevin * Wrobleski, Debra], "The effects of gamma irradiation on RTV polysiloxane foams", POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, Vol.117, p.75-83, JUL 2015.


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