Dr. Adil Hassam is Professor
Physics at the University of Maryland,
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
from laboratory and fusion plasmas to magnetospheric and solar
His current interests are in ideal and dissipative MHD and in
in fusion research. He has authored or co-authored over 100
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
of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability by External Velocity Shear, Phys.
Fluids B (Letters) 3, 485 (1992).
Publications with PDF Links