Edward Thomas
Professor
Experimental Plasma Physics

Office: Allison Lab #101

Address:
206 Allison Laboratory
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844-4126
E-Mail: etjr@physics.auburn.edu

Education

Ph.D., Auburn University 1996
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1993
B.S., Florida Institute of Technology 1989


Professional Employment

Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University 2007-present
Lawrence C. Wit Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University 2012-2017
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University 2002-2007
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University 2000-2002
Assistant Professor, Fisk University 1996-1999
Research Assistant, Fusion Research Laboratory, Auburn University 1993-1996
Research Assistant, Plasma Fusion Center, Alcator C-Mod, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989-1993


Honors and Awards

Dean’s Research Award – College of Sciences and Mathematics – Auburn University Spring 2013
Professional Improvement Leave – Auburn University Spring 2013
Inaugural Lawrence C. Wit Professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics 2012-2017
Elected as Fellow of the Alabama Academy of Sciences 2012
Elected as Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists 2011
Professional Improvement Leave – Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa Fall 2006
Elected for membership, International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Commission H 2004
Outstanding Academic Advisor – College of Science and Mathematics – Auburn University 2003
National Society of Black Physicists - Outstanding Dissertation Award 1998
Auburn University, Physics Department – Outstanding Graduate Research Award 1996
Alabama/Department of Energy EPSCoR Traineeship 1994
AT&T Bell Laboratories - Corporate Research Fellowship Program 1989


Professional Activities

University Fusion Association, 2007- present
Member: Executive Committee, 2009-2011
American Physical Society (APS), 1992- present
Division of Plasma Physics (DPP)
Forum on Education (FED)
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), 1996- present
Elected as Fellow of NSBP, 2011
Member, Alabama Academy of Sciences
Selected as Fellow of AAS, 2012
Member, International Union of Radio Science (URSI) - Commission H (Waves in Plasmas)


Selected Publications

  1. A. M. DuBois, E. Thomas, W. E. Amatucci, and G. Ganguli, Plasma Response to a Varying Degree of Stress,Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 145002, (2013).
  2. R. Fisher, K. Avinash, E. Thomas, R. Merlino, and V. Gupta, Thermal energy density of dust in dusty plasmas: Experiment and theory, Phys. Rev. E, 88, 031101, (2013).
  3. R. K. Fisher and E. E. Thomas, Weakly Coupled Dusty Plasma With a High Dust Temperature and Low Thermal Energy Density, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 41, 784 (2013).
  4. E. Thomas, R. L. Merlino, and M. Rosenberg, Design Criteria for the Magnetized Dusty Plasma experiment, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 41, 811 (2013).
  5. A. M. DuBois, I. Arnold, E. Thomas, E. Tejero, and W. E. Amatucci, Electron-ion hybrid instability experiment upgrades to the Auburn Linear Experiment for Instability Studies, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 043503 (2013).


Last updated: 02/24/2015