2009 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award Recipient
Professor Chand Joshi has been selected to receive the 2009 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology.
Professor Joshi is the Director of the Center for High Frequency Electronics at UCLA Electrical Engineering. He has made many fundamental contributions to the understanding of extremely nonlinear optical effects in plasmas. Most notable are his first experimental demonstrations of four-wave mixing, stimulated Raman forward instability, resonant self-focusing, frequency up-shifting by ionization fronts and nonlinear coupling between electron-plasma waves.
Professor Joshi's research focuses on laser fusion, laser acceleration of particles, nonlinear optics, high-power lasers, and plasma physics. His many distinctions also include the 2008 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize and the 2006 Maxwell Prize.