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).