A. B. HASSAM  -   Biographical Sketch

Dr. Adil Hassam is Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (Plasma Physics).  Dr. Hassam received BS and MS degrees in Physics from MIT in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 1978.   Since then he has been a member of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland.    His research has ranged from laboratory and fusion plasmas to magnetospheric and solar plasmas.  His current interests are in ideal and dissipative MHD and in innovation in fusion research.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications.  He is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Physics and an Honorable Mention for the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.   He has served as President of the University Fusion Association (2003-4).

Representative Publications (for more and PDF Links, see below):

A. B. Hassam and Yi-Min Huang, Thermoelectric Rotating Torus for Fusion, Phys. Rev. Lett 91 (19): Art. No. 195002 (2003).

Yi-Min Huang and A. B. Hassam, Velocity Shear Stabilization of Centrifugally Confined Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, (2001).

A. B. Hassam, Steady State Centrifugally Confined Plasmas for Fusion, Comments in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 18, 263 (1997).

A. B. Hassam, Poloidal Rotation of Tokamak Plasmas at Super Poloidal-Sonic Speeds, Nucl. Fusion 36, 707 (1996).

A. B. Hassam, T. M. Antonsen, J. F. Drake, P. N. Guzdar, C. S. Liu, D. R. McCarthy, and F. L. Waelbroeck, Spontaneous and Driven Perpendicular Rotation in Tokamaks, Phys. Fluids B  2519 (1993).

A. B. Hassam, Reconnection of Stressed Magnetic Fields, Ap. J. 399, 159 (1992).

A. B. Hassam, T. M. Antonsen, J. F. Drake, and C. S. Liu, Spontaneous Poloidal Spin-Up of Tokamaks and the Transition to H-mode, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 309 (1991).

A. B. Hassam, Stabilization of Tokamak Microturbulence by Driven Poloidal Rotation, Comments in Plasma Phys. and Controlled Fusion 14, 275 (1991).

A. B. Hassam, Nonlinear Stabilization of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability by External Velocity Shear, Phys. Fluids B (Letters) 3, 485 (1992).

Some Publications with PDF Links