Francis F. Chen



Education Ph.D. 1954 Physics, Harvard University M.A. 1953 Physics, Harvard University A.B. 1950 Astronomy, Harvard University Professional Experience 1994-present Professor Emeritus, UCLA 1969 Professor, UCLA 1985 Visiting scientist, Australia and Japan 1977 Visiting scientist, Lausanne, Switzerland 1962-63 Visiting scientist, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France 1954-69 Senior Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Honors and Awards 1948 Phi Beta Kappa, Junior 8; Wendell Scholar, Class of ‘50 1968 Fellow, American Physical Society 1980 Fellow, IEEE; Life Fellow, 2003 1994 IEEE Plasma Science and Applications Award 1995 APS Maxwell Prize 1999 Fellow, Institute of Physics, UK 2009 The Plasma Prize, AVS Plasma Science and Technology Division 2010 Fellow, AVS Research Fields 1. Experimental high-energy physics: -p scattering at 1 GeV. 2. Magnetic confinement fusion: stellarator experiments. 3. Plasma diagnostics, especially Langmuir probes, lasers. 4. Basic plasma physics: anomalous diffusion, drift waves, Q-machines, sheaths, gas discharges, plasma waves and instabilities, rf sources. 5. Inertial confinement fusion and laser-plasma interactions: theory and expt. on stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering, optical mixing, filamentation, and high- density plasma sources. 6. Laser accelerators and related topics. 7. Low temperature plasma physics for industrial applications; helicons. 8. Plasma thrusters for spacecraft Professional Activities (partial) 1972-77 Chairman, Fusion Advisory Committee, Electric Power Research Institute 1975 Member, Hafstad Committee for Laser Fusion 1981 Founding member, University Fusion Association 1983 Chairman, APS Division of Plasma Physics 1993-94 Chair, Naval Studies Board Panel on Plasma Processing Selected publications F.F. Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2nd ed., Vol. 1: “Plasma Physics” (Plenum Press, New York, 1984). F.F. Chen, An Indispensable Truth, How fusion power can save the planet (Springer, New York, 2011).

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