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John Verboncoeur

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Engineering Dean's Office, College of Engineering, College of Natural Science

Professor - Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) in the College of Engineering, College of Natural Science

Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 3410A


Computational plasma physics, electromagnetics, beam physics, high field effects including sheath formation, field emission, multipactor, and breakdown, laser-plasma interactions, plasma edge effects, transport, numerical methods, object-oriented techniques applied to scientific computing, visualization, plasma waves and boundary phenomena. Applications include microwave-beam devices, charged particle ... beam optics, fusion and other energy applications, accelerators, plasma thrusters, low pressure discharges for plasma processing, and high pressure discharges including plasma display panels and fluorescent lamps.

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Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of California - Berkeley 1992


Senior Member, IEEE (2008)


J.-M. jeong, J.-H. Kim, H. Wang, D.-J. Jiu, J.-H. Koo, E.-H. Choi, J. P. Verboucoeur, H.S. Uhm, and G. Cho, "Propagation of a Light-Emitting Wave-front in a Fine Tube Positive Column Discharge", Japan. J. appl. Phys. 49, 026001 (2010).

S. K. Nam and J. P. Verboucoeur, "Global Model for High Power Microwave Breakdown at High Pressure in Air", Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 628-635 (2009).

B. Ragan-Kelley, J. Verboncoeur, and Y. Feng, "Two-Dimensional Axisymmetric Child Langmuir Scaling Law", Phys. Plasmas 16, 103102 (2009).

S.K. Nam and J. P. Verboucoeur, "Theory of Filamentary Plasma Array Formation in Microwave Breakdown at Near-Atmospheric Pressure", Phys. Rev. Ettt. 103, 055004 (2009).