Troy Carter is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prof. Carter is the Director of the Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF), a national user facility for plasma science supported by DOE and NSF. He is also the Director of the Plasma Science at Technology Institute (PSTI), an organized research unit at UCLA. His research focuses on enabling carbon-free electricity generation via nuclear fusion specifically via magnetically confined plasmas. His work focuses on studying and mitigating instabilities, turbulence and transport in magnetically confined plasmas. He was a recipient of the 2002 APS DPP Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Award and is a Fellow of the APS. Prof. Carter received BS degrees in Physics and Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1995 and a PhD in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 2001.