-Numerical modelling of the formation of impact craters using the iSALE hydrocode;
-Currently studying material strength models and extending their implementation within iSALE to analyze impacts into transversely isotropic materials
-Hopkins, R.T., Collins, G.S., Osinski, G.R., Silber, E.A. (2015). Modelling the effect of material anisotropy on impacts into layered targets. Bridging the Gap III: Impact Cratering in Nature, Experiments, and Modelling. 09/21/2015 (1092).
-Tornabene, L.L., Osinski, G.R., Barlow, N.G., Bray, V.J., Caudill, C.M., D’Aoust, B., Ding, N., Hopkins, R.T., Nuhn, A.M., Mayne, A.M., McEwen, A.S. (2015). Meter- to decameter-scale characteristics of central uplifts revealed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Bridging the Gap III: Impact Cratering in Nature, Experiments, and Modelling. 09/21/2015 (1043).
-Hopkins, R.T., Osinski, G.R., (2015). Modelling the effect of sediment thickness on complex impact crater morphology. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 03/17/2015 (1659).
-Hopkins, R.T., Osinski, G.R., Tornabene, L.L. (2014). Spectral and Morphologic Mapping of the Elorza Crater, Mars. Space Research Associations (USRA) YSS Undergraduate Research Conference. 03/16/2014.
Modelling the effect of material anisotropy on impact crater morphology
09/2014-Present: Ph.D. in Physics and Planetary Science, University of Western Ontario;
09/2010-04/2014: B.Sc. summa cum laude in Honours Mathematics and Physics, McMaster University;
-Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 09/2016 (University of Western Ontario)
-Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, 09/2015 (University of Western Ontario)
-McMaster University Senate Scholarship, 09/2013 & 09/2011 (McMaster University)
-NSERC Undergraduate Research Award, 05/2012 (University of Western Ontario)
-Honours Award Entrance Scholarship, 09/2010 (McMaster University)