Plasmas & Nuclear Fusion

Digital illustration of an exploding star

Recreating supernova reaction yields new insights for fusion energy

Our pursuit of fusion needs a heat-check|Short Read

2017 Glenn F. Knoll Lecture

“High-Speed Imaging and Spectroscopy of X-Rays and Particles with Silicon Detectors”|Short Read
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Professor Mark Kushner earns top awards for plasma sciences work

International Plasma Chemistry Society recognized NERS professor for his work in non-equilibrium plasmas.|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mark Kushner awarded 2015 IEEE NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award

Prof. Kushner is an internationally renowned expert in the area of low-temperature plasma simulation.|Medium Read
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Cheng Zhang receives Optical Sciences Scholarship

Cheng is a 4th year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering working in field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.|Short Read
jason corse, vijay subramanian, leung tsang, and louise willingale

ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2014-15 academic year

These faculty deepen ECE's areas of expertise in computer vision, communications and information theory, environmental remote sensing, and laser-plasma interactions.|Short Read
Hercules Laser

Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS

Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.|Short Read
Mark Kushner

Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab

PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research. |Short Read

ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast

The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.|Medium Read
HRECULES interior

Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas

Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.|Short Read
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Charles K. (Ned) Birdsall (BSE EE and Math, MSE EE, ’46 ’48): 1925-2012

Birdsall was a pioneer in microwave tubes and plasma physics, an avid runner, and a beloved member of the EC Berkley community.|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mark Kushner elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.|Medium Read