Past Recipients of the Plasma Science and Applications Award
|2011||Andrew Ng, University of British Columbia|
For pioneering contributions to Warm Dense Matter Science through research on laser-driven shock compression and isochoric laser heating of solids, and for pivotal leadership in the advancement of Warm Dense Matter as a multidisciplinary scientific frontier.
|2010||Thomas Katsouleas, Duke University|
For fundamental contributions to the field of plasma-based accelerators.
|2009||Robert H. Barker, Air Force Office of Scientific Research|
For more than two decades of visionary leadership in the fields of non-equilibrium air plasmas, compact pulsed power, and high power microwave/millimeter-wave electronics.
|2008||Phillip Sprangle, Naval Research Laboratory|
For pioneering research in plasma science, advanced accelerators and advanced radiation sources.
|2007||Yitzhak Maron, Weizmann Institute of Science|
For pioneering the application of spectroscopic techniques to the detailed space and time characterization of electric and magnetic fields, charged-particle beams, and plasmas under extreme conditions of high-current, high-voltage, high-fields, and short-duration.
|2006||Christopher Deeney, Sandia National Laboratories|
For contributions to the advancement of Z-pinch physics understanding and applications.
|2005||Neville Luhmann, Jr., University of California, Davis|
For pioneering contributions to basic plasma science, and for the development of coherent microwave sources, including harmonic gyrotrons and gyro-TWTs, and of millimeter-wave imaging technologies, for plasma diagnostics and other applications.
|2004||David A. Hammer, Cornell University|
For fundamental contributions to the understanding of intense relativistic electron beam propagation, intense ion beam generation and propagation, innovative plasma diagnostic development for intense beam devices, x-ray source development using novel plasma pinches, and for his commitment to the mentoring of graduate students in the field of plasma science.
|2003||Thomas A. Antonsen, Jr., University of Maryland|
For his creative and seminal analyses of important problems in relativistic electronics, in the interaction of intense light pulses with plasmas, and in the heating and confinement of fusion plasmas.
|2002||lgor Alexeff, University of Tennessee|
For outstanding contributions to plasma science, including pioneering work on ion acoustic waves and on plasma sheath expansion, substantial impact on the development of high power microwave sources, dedicated mentorship and education of generations of students, and extraordinary professional service, including co-founding of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society in 1972.
|2001||Kwo Ray Chu, National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan|
For seminal plasma physics investigations yielding fundamental insight into coherent radiation processes, thereby significantly advancing the state of gyro-oscillator and amplifier technology.
|2000||Mark Kushner, University of Illinois|
For pioneering contributions to industrial applied plasma physics through personal research, consultation, the education of students, and the establishment of a world-class industrial plasma research facility at the University of Illinois.
|1999||Y.Y. Lau, University of Michigan|
For pioneering contributions to the science of electron-beams and coherent radiation sources, including electron-beam instabilities and crossed-field flow, multipactor, gyro-amplifiers, and ion-noise in traveling wave tubes.
|1998||Akira Hirose, University of Saskatchewan|
For outstanding contributions to theoretical/experimental work on basic and fusion-related plasma science including studies of waves, turbulent heating, quasi-steady operation, and anomalous transport in tokamaks.
|1997||Ronald M. Gilgenbach, University of Michigan|
For his many contributions to plasma science, particularly those in the area of cyclotron resonance heating of plasmas, long-pulse high-power diodes, electron beam transport and stability, and innovative diagnostics of laser-ablated plasma plumes.
|1996||Wallace M. Manheimer, Naval Research Laboratory|
For pioneering contributions to relativistic microwave electronics and to basic plasma theory. In particular, for developing new concepts in coherent radiation generation, including the quasi-optical gyrotron, and of new techniques for analyzing gyrotrons, gyro-klystrons, and free electron lasers.
|1995||Michael A. Lieberman. University of California, Berkeley|
For contributions to the pioneering development of the fields of fusion plasmas, plasma processing, and nonlinear dynamics, through both research and teaching.
|1994||Francis F. Chen, University of California, Los Angeles|
For outstanding contributions to plasma science in the areas of magnetic fusion, inertial confinement fusion, plasma diagnostics, laser-plasma interactions, plasma processing, and basic plasma phenomena.
|1993||Noah Hershkowitz, University of Wisconsin|
For contributions to plasma science through numerous experimental investigations of a variety of basic plasma phenomena, including solitons, plasma sheaths, ion-acoustic waves, electrostatic double layers, and magnetic cusps. His pioneering research efforts have dramatically enhanced our understanding of the confinement, heating, and stabilization of tandem mirror plasmas, as well as fueling and impurity generation processes in small and medium-sized tokamaks.
|1992||Paul F. Ottinger, Naval Research Laboratory|
For outstanding contributions in two areas of plasma science: intense light-ion-beam transport, stability and focusing for inertial confinement fusion, and the theory of the plasma opening switch for application to pulsed-power generators.
|1991||Victor L. Granatstein, University of Maryland|
For outstanding contributions to three areas of research: microwave generation with intense relativistic electron beams, RF sources for electron resonance heating of fusion plasmas, and microwave device physics and technology.
|1990||Leon Shohet, University of Wisconsin|
For outstanding contributions to research and education in the field of plasma science and engineering including significant contributions to stellarator research.
|1989||George Bekefi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
For outstanding contributions to the understanding of electromagnetic radiation processes in electron beam devices and plasma.
|1988||Charles K. Birdsall, University of California, Berkeley
For the development and application of many-particle computer simulations to instabilities, heating and transport of high-temperature plasmas.