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Biography

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Published as Author

Francis F. Chen

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Dates

November 18, 1929 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Biography

Abstract

Francis Chen is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (1994-present). His other institutional affiliations include Harvard University and Princeton University.

Important Dates

November 18, 1929Birth, Guangzhou (China).

1950Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1953Obtained MA in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1954 – 1969Senior Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1962 – 1963Visiting Scientist, Nuclear Research Center, Fontenay, France (Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire).

1968Fellow, American Physical Society.

1969 – presentProfessor of Physics (1969-1994) and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering (1994-present), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1972 – 1977Chair, Fusion Advisory Committee, Electric Power Research Institute.

1983Chair, Division of Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

1993 – 1994Chair, Naval Studies Board Panel on Plasma Processing, United States Navy.

1995Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Guangzhou (China)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

Research advisor at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Greene, J. M. (John M.), 1928-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Joshi, Chandrashekhar

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kennel, Charles F., 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Rudnick, Isadore, 1917-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Senior Research Physicist.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow; Chair, Division of Plasma Physics; and 1995 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics Recipient.

Electric Power Research Institute

Chair, Fusion Advisory Committee.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1950, MA in 1953, and PhD in 1954.

Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire

Visiting Scientist.

United States. Navy

Chair, Naval Studies Board Panel on Plasma Processing.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Introduction to plasma physics / [by] Francis F. Chen.

Introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion / Francis F. Chen.