Educational Back ground:
Ph.D. Physics, University of Texas, Austin, 1985
M. S.  Space Physics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1981
B. Sc. Applied Mathematics (Honors), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1979

Professional Experience:
1998-present, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton
1995-1997, Research Physicist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
1990-1995, Associate Research Physicist and Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
1985-1990, Assistant Research Physicist, Department of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
1985, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin.

Professional Activities and Organizations:

  • Organizer of 17th Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasma, to be held in Banff, Alberta, 2000
  • Co-Organizer of Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasma Turbulence, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, April, 1985
  • Executive Committee of International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, 1996-1997
  • Lecturer for Spring College on Plasma Physics, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (1987 and 1989)

  • Solar Terrestrial Relations Advisory Council (STRAC), Canadian Space Agency 1998-present

    Institute membership:
    Theoretical Physics Institute, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
    Institute for Geophysics, Meteorology and Space Physics, University of Alberta
    Institute for Plasma and Fusion Research, University of California, Los Angeles

    Professional Societies:
    American Physical Society (APS)
    Sigma Xi

    Selected Awards and Honors:

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 1996
  • Invited Foreign Researcher, National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya, Japan (1991-1992)
  • Ardent National Competition on use of Computer Workstations in Scientific Visualization First Prize, 1989 (with L. Xu, F. Ou, T. Ehrabian)

  • Visiting Research Scientist, Institute for Plasma Physics, Nagoya, Japan, 1988