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Hassam, Adil

Hassam, Adil

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Physics
3307 A.V. Williams Building
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, 1978
  • M.S./S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  1974

BACKGROUND

Professor Hassam received a B.S. and M.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University in 1978.   He joined the University of Maryland faculty in 1978 and holds appointments in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.  

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • President of the University Fusion Association (2003-2004)
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Award (2001)
  • Honorable mention for the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences (1999)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics (1991)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Physics (1983)

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Research interests in fusion energy science and plasma physics. Particular emphasis on alternative approaches to fusion, dissipative magnetohydrodynamics, and flowing plasmas. Current research in theoretical plasma physics as applied to alternative approaches to fusion and investigations on the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment in IREAP. This experiment tests the basic principles underlying an alternative approach magnetic confinement scheme that utilizes centrifugal forces to augment magnetic confinement.


He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications.

Book Chapter

Approaches to Magnetic Confinement for Fusion, in Plasma Physics Applied, edited by Crockett Grabbe (Transworld Research Network, 2006), Chap. 7.

 

Centrifugal Mirror Fusion Experiment receives funding through BETHE program

Centrifugal Mirror Fusion Experiment receives funding through BETHE program

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