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Adil B. Hassam

Hassam, Adil B.

Professor of Physics
3307 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests: 

Professor Hassam's current research focuses on plasma physics of the tokamak edge, turbulent transport and convection in fusion plasmas, and exploratory approaches in fusion science.  His research has ranged from laboratory and fusion plasmas to magnetospheric and solar plasmas. 


Professor Hassam 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.  


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. 

Selected Publications: 

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.

Honors and Awards: 

Professor Hassam was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, in 1991.   He has received several awards for excellence in teaching:  the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Physics (1983), an honorable mention for the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences (1999), and the Center for Teaching Excellence Award (2001).  He has served as president of the University Fusion Association (2003-2004).

Curriculum Vitae