Biographical Sketch

Wes Lawson received the B.S. degree in mathematics (1980) and the B.S. in (1980), M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. His dissertation work involved theoretical and experimental studies of microwave generation in various large-orbit gyrotron configurations.

He worked in the Electronic Systems Branch of Harry Diamond Laborotories from 1978 to 1982. He has been with the University of Maryland for the past 13 years and currently holds the rank of professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Institute for Plasma Research. His principle interest lies in novel fast-wave microwave sources and his recent efforts have been directed towards high power microwave amplifiers and overmoded components.

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