Governance

Prize and Awards Committees

The selection committees promote the nomination of candidates, solicit nominations of qualified candidates, select scientists of exceptional, outstanding scientific quality and achievement in plasma physics, and report recommendations to the Executive Committee for approval.

2021

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Troy Carter, Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

tcarter@physics.ucla.edu

Hye-Sook Park, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

park1@llnl.gov

Gilbert “Rip” Collins

University of Rochester

gcollins@lle.rochester.edu

Stefan Gerhardt

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sgerhard@pppl.gov

Warren Mori (2020 recipient)

University of California, Los Angeles

mori@physics.ucla.edu



John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Willliam Farmer, Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

farmer10@llnl.gov

Howard Milchberg, Vice Chair

University of Maryland

milch@umd.edu

Radha Bahukutumbi

University of Rochester

radha@lle.rochester.edu

Matt Landreman

University of Maryland

matt.landreman@gmail.com

Will Fox (2020 recipient)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

wfox@pppl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Carlos Paz-Soldan, Chair

General Atomics

paz-soldan@fusion.gat.com

Jeremiah Williams, Vice Chair

Wittenberg University

jwilliams@wittenberg.edu

Yu-Hsin Chen

Naval Research Laboratory

yu-hsin.chen@nrl.navy.mil

Hong Qin (2020 advisor)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

hongqin@princeton.edu

Jeremiah Williams

Wittenberg University

jwilliams@wittenberg.edu



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Michael Shay, Chair

University of Delaware

shay@udel.edu

Tammy Ma, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ma8@llnl.gov

Scott Baalrud

University of Michigan

baalrud@umichigan.edu

Christoph Neimann

University of California, Los Angeles

cniemann@ucla.edu

Andrei Smolyakov

University of Saskatchewan

andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca



Landau-Spitzer Award, 2022

Bill Heidbrink, APS Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

TBD, EPS Vice Chair



Katherine E. Weimer Award for Women in Plasma Physics (a DPP award)

Amy Keesee, Chair

University of New Hampshire

amy.keesee@unh.edu

Anne White, Vice Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

whitea@mit.edu

Kathy Aidala

Mount Holyoke College

kaidala@mtholyoke.edu

Maria Gatu-Johnson (2019 recipient)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

gatu@psfc.mit.edu

Paul Keiter

Los Alamos National Laboratory

pkeiter@lanlo.gov

2020

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Raul Sanchez, Chair

Universidad Carlos III

raul.sanchez@uc3m.es

Troy Carter, Vice Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

tcarter@physics.ucla.edu

William Matthaeus (2019 recipient)

University of Delaware

whm@bartol.udel.edu

Gilbert “Rip” Collins

University of Rochester

gcollins@lle.rochester.edu

Yu Lin

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

 Ahmed Diallo, Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

adiallo@pppl.gov

Willliam Farmer, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

farmer10@llnl.gov

Radha Bahukutumbi

University of Rochester

radha@lle.rochester.edu

Truell Hyde

Baylor University

truell_hyde@baylor.edu

 Donald Lamb (2019 recipient)

University of Chicago

lamb@astro.uchicago.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

 Lorin Matthews, Chair

Baylor University

lorin_matthews@baylor.edu

Carlos Paz-Soldan, Vice Chair

General Atomics

paz-soldan@fusion.gat.com

Yu-Hsin Chen

Naval Research Laboratory

yu-hsin.chen@nrl.navy.mil

Eric Held

Utah State University/UWisc

eheld@cc.usu.edu

Cliff Surko

University of California, San Diego

csurko@ucsd.edu



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Félice Albert, Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

albert6@llnl.gov

Michael Shay, Vice Chair

University of Delaware

shay@udel.edu

Brett Chapman

University of Wisconsin

bchapman@wisc.edu

Will Fox (2019 Recipient)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

wfox@pppl.gov

Andrei Smolyakov

University of Saskatchewan

andrei.smolyakov@usask.ca



Landau-Spitzer Award

Emilia Solano, EPS Chair

CIEMAT, Spain

emilia.solano@ciemat.es

Bill Heidbrink, APS Vice Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Anthony Bell (EPS)

University of Oxford

tony.bell@physics.ox.ac.uk

Vladimir Tikhonchuk (EPS)

University of Bordeaux, France

vladimir.tikhonchuk@u-bordeaux.fr

Carlos Romero Talamás (APS)

University of Maryland

romero@umbc.edu

Li-Jen Chen (APS)

NASA Goodard Space Flight Center

lijen@mailaps.org

2019

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

James Drake, Chair

University of Maryland

drake@umd.edu

Raul Sanchez, Vice Chair

Universidad Carlos III

raul.sanchez@uc3m.es

Keith Burrell (2018 recipient)

General Atomics

burrell@fusion.gat.com

Gilbert “Rip” Collins

University of Rochester

gcollins@lle.rochester.edu

Yu Lin

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Scott Parker, Chair

University of Colorado

sparker@colorado.edu

Ahmed Diallo, Vice Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

adiallo@pppl.gov

Radha Bahukutumbi

University of Rochester

radha@lle.rochester.edu

Todd Evans (2018 recipient)

General Atomics

evans@fusion.gat.com

Francesca Turco

Columbia University

ft2215@columbia.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Alexey Arefiev, Chair

University of California, San Diego

aarefiev@ucsd.edu

Lorin Matthews, Vice Chair

Baylor University

lorin_matthews@baylor.edu

Stewart Prager

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sprager@pppl.gov

Eric Held

Utah State University/UWisc

eheld@cc.usu.edu

Ping Zhu

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

zhup@hust.edu.cn



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Dustin Froula, Chair

University of Rochester

dustin.froula@rochester.edu

Félice Albert, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

albert6@llnl.gov

Brett Chapman

University of Wisconsin

bchapman@wisc.edu

Frederico Fiuza (2018 Recipient)

Stanford University

fiuza@slac.standord.edu

Matthew Stoneking

Lawrence University

matthew.r.stoneking@lawrence.edu



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Paul Keiter, Chair

Los Alamos National Laboratory

pkeiter@lanl.gov

Amy Keesee, Vice Chair

University of New Hampshire

amy.keesee@unh.edu

Félice Albert (2017 Recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

albert6@llnl.gov

Stephanie Diem

ORNL/University of Wisconsin

diems@fusion.gat.com

Carl Sovinec, Past Chair

University of Wisconsin

csovinec@cae.wisc.edu



Landau-Spitzer Award

Emilia Solano, EPS Chair

CIEMAT, Spain

emilia.solano@ciemat.es

Bill Heidbrink, DPP Vice Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Anthony Bell (EPS)

University of Oxford

tony.bell@physics.ox.ac.uk

Vladimir Tikhonchuk (EPS)

University of Bordeaux, France

tikhonchuk@ubordeaux.fr

Carlos Romero Talamás (DPP)

University of Maryland

romero@umbc.edu

Li-Jen Chen (DPP)

NASA Goodard Space Flight Center

lijen@mailaps.org

2018

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Stewart Prager, Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sprager@pppl.gov

James Drake, Vice Chair

University of Maryland

drake@umd.edu

David Hammer

Cornell University

dah5@cornell.edu

Yu Lin

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu

Dmitri Ryutov (2017 recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ddryutov@gmail.com



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Walter Gekelman, Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

gekelman@physics.ucla.edu

Scott Parker, Vice Chair

University of Colorado

sparker@colorado.edu

Venkattraman Ayyaswamy

University of California, Merced

vayyaswamy@ucmerced.edu

Marco Borghesi

The Queen’s University of Belfast

m.borghesi@qub.ac.uk

Marilyn Schneider

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

schneider5@llnl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Hye-Sook Park, Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

park1@llnl.gov

 

Alexey Arefiev, Vice Chair

University of California, San Diego

aarefiev@ucsd.edu

Daniel Den Hartog

University of Wisconsin

djdenhar@wisc.edu

Scott Kovaleski

University of Missouri

kovaleskis@missouri.edu

Ping Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China

pzhu@ustc.edu.cn



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Cameron Geddes, Chair

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

cgrgeddes@lbl.gov

Dustin Froula, Vice Chair

University of Rochester

dustin.froula@rochester.edu

Ian Chapman (2017 Recipient)

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom

ian.chapman@ukaea.uk

Nuno Loureiro

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

nflour@mit.edu

Matthew Stoneking

Lawrence University

matthew.r.stoneking@lawrence.edu

2017

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Fred Skiff, Chair

University of Iowa

frederick-skiff@uiowa.edu

Stewart Prager, Vice Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sprager@pppl.gov

Catherine Fiore

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

fiore@psfc.mit.edu

David Hammer

Cornell University

dah5@cornell.edu

Ellen Zweibel (2016 recipient)

University of Wisconsin

zweibel@astro.wisc.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Scott Baalrud, Chair

University of Iowa

scott-baalrud@uiowa.edu

Walter Gekelman, Vice Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

gekelman@physics.ucla.edu

James Bailey (2016 recipient)

Sandia National Laboratories

jebaile@sandia.gov

Marilyn Schneider

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

schneider5@llnl.gov

Francesca Turco

Columbia University

ft2215@columbia.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Debra Callahan, Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

dcallahan@llnl.gov

Hye-Sook Park, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

park1@llnl.gov

Michael Brown

Swarthmore College

doc@swarthmore.edu

Daniel Den Hartog

University of Wisconsin

djdenhar@wisc.edu

David Go

Notre Dame University

dgo@nd.edu



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Melissa Douglas, Chair

Los Alamos National Laboratory

mdouglas@lanl.gov

Cameron Geddes, Vice Chair

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

cgrgeddes@lbl.gov

Nuno Loureiro

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

nflour@mit.edu

Tammy Ma (2016 Recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ma8@llnl.gov

Alec Thomas

University of Michigan

agrt@umich.edu



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Carl Sovinec, Chair

University of Wisconsin

csovinec@cae.wisc.edu

Paul Keiter, Vice Chair

University of Michigan

pkeiter@umich.edu

Laura Robin Benedetti

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

benedetti3@llnl.gov

Yu Lin, Past Chair

Auburn University

linyu01@auburn.edu

Anne White (2014 Recipient)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

whitea@mit.edu

2016

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Cliff Surko, Chair University of California, San Diego csurko@ucsd.edu
Fred Skiff, Vice Chair University of Iowa frederick-skiff@uiowa.edu
Catherine Fiore Massachusetts Institute of Technology fiore@psfc.mit.edu
John Soures University of Rochester jsou@lle.rochester.edu

Dennis Whyte

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

whyte@psfc.mit.edu

Masaaki Yamada (2015 recipient) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory myamada@pppl.gov


The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Eric Blackman, Chair University of Rochester blackman@pas.rochester.edu
Scott Baalrud, Vice Chair University of Iowa scott-baalrud@uiowa.edu
Warren Mori University of California, Los Angeles mori@physics.ucla.edu
Francesca Turco Columbia University ft2215@columbia.edu
Justin Wark (2015 recipient) University of Oxford, United Kingdom justin.wark@physics.ox.ac.uk


Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Andrea Garofalo, Chair General Atomics garofalo@fusion.gat.com
Debra Callahan, Vice Chair Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dcallahan@llnl.gov
Felix Parra Diaz University of Oxford, United Kingdom felix.parradiaz@physics.ox.ac.uk
David Go Notre Dame University dgo@nd.edu
Cary Forest (2015 Advisor) University of Wisconsin cary.forest@iwsc.edu


Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Bill Kruer, Chair Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory williamkruer@gmail.com
Melissa Douglas, Vice Chair Los Alamos National Laboratory mdouglas@lanl.gov
Nuno Loureiro (2015 Recipient) Massachusetts Institute of Technology nflour@mit.edu
Greg Hammett Princeton University hammett@princeton.edu
Alec Thomas University of Michigan agrt@umich.edu


Landau-Spitzer Award

Richard Dendy, Chair University of Warwick, UK r.dendy@warwick.ac.uk
David Meyerhofer, Vice Chair Los Alamos National Laobratory dmey@lanl.gov
Stefano Atzeni (EPS) University of Rome, Italy stefano.atzeni@uniroma1.it
Alain Brizard (APS) Saint Michael’s College abrizard@smcvt.edu
James Hanson (APS) Auburn University jdhanson@auburn.edu
Christophe Hollenstein (EPS) Ecole Polytechnique, Switzerland christophe.hollenstein@bluewin.ch

2015

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Marty Goldman, Chair

University of Colorado

goldman@spot.colorado.edu

Mordecai Rosen, Vice Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

rosen2@llnl.gov

Bill Tang

Princeton University

wtang@princeton.edu

Christopher Keane

Washington State University

chris.keane@wsu.edu

Clifford Surko (2014 recipient)

University of California, San Diego

csurko@ucsd.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Paul Terry, Chair

University of Wisconsin

pwterry@facstaff.wisc.edu

Eric Blackman, Vice Chair

University of Rochester

blackman@pas.rochester.edu

Warren Mori

University of California, Los Angeles

mori@physics.ucla.edu

Mark Herrmann

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

herrmann1@llnl.gov

Hartmut Zohm (2014 recipient)

Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

hartmut.zohm@ipp.mpg.de



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Truell Hyde, Chair

Baylor University

truell_hyde@baylor.edu

Andrea Garofalo, Vice Chair

Columbia University/ General Atomics

garofalo@fusion.gat.com

Felix Parra Diaz

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

felix.parradiaz@physics.ox.ac.uk

Stefan Gerhardt

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sgerhard@pppl.gov

Johan Frenje

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

jfrenje@psfc.mit.edu



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Bill Heidbrink, Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Bill Kruer, Vice-Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

williamkruer@gmail.com

Ilya Dodin (2014 Recipient)

Princeton University

idodin@princeton.edu

Greg Hammett

Princeton University

hammett@princeton.edu

Alkesh Punjabi

Hampton University

alkesh.punjabi@hamptonu.edu

2014

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Ian Hutchinson, Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

hutch@psfc.mit.edu

Marty Goldman, Vice-Chair

University of Colorado

goldman@spot.colorado.edu

John Goree

University of Iowa

john-goree@uiowa.edu

Chris Keane

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

keane1@llnl.gov

Phillip Sprangle (2013 recipient)

Naval Research Laboratory

sprangle@ppd.nrl.navy.mil



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Paul Terry, Chair

University of Wisconsin

pwterry@facstaff.wisc.edu

Denise Hinkel, Vice-Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

hinkel1@llnl.gov

Adil Hassam

University of Maryland

hassam@umd.edu

Mark Herrmann

Sandia National Laboratories

mherrma@sandia.gov

Philip Snyder (2013 recipient)

General Atomics

snyder@fusion.gat.com



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Mike Mauel, Chair

Columbia University

mauel@columbia.edu

Truell Hyde, Vice-Chair

Baylor University

truell_hyde@baylor.edu

Farhat Beg

University of California, San Diego

fbeg@eng.ucsd.edu

Stefan Gerhardt

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

sgerhard@pppl.gov

Bradley Shadwick

University of Nebraska

bshadwick2@unl.edu



Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Cary Forest, Chair

University of Wisconsin

cbforest@wisc.edu

Greg Hammett, Vice-Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

hammett@pppl.gov

Bruce Cohen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

cohen1@llnl.gov

Melissa Douglas

Los Alamos National Laboratory

mdouglas@lanl.gov

Alkesh Punjabi

Hampton University

alkesh.punjabi@hamptonu.edu



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Yu Lin, Chair

Auburn University

linyu01@auburn.edu

Carl Sovinec, Vice Chair

University of Wisconsin

csovinec@cae.wisc.edu

Lorin Matthews

Baylor University

lorin_matthews@baylor.edu

Julie McEnery

NASA/GSFC

julie.e.mcenery@nasa.gov

Yuan Ping (2011 Recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

yuanping@alumni.princeton.edu

2013

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Howard Milchberg, Chair

University of Maryland

milch@umd.edu

Ian Hutchinson, Vice-Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

hutch@psfc.mit.edu

Liu Chen (2012 recipient)

University of California, Irvine

liuchen@uci.edu

John Goree

University of Iowa

john-goree@uiowa.edu

William Kruer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

wkruer@mailaps.org



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Bill Daughton, Chair

Los Alamos National Laboratory

daughton@lanl.gov

Paul Terry, Vice-Chair

University of Wisconsin

pwterry@facstaff.wisc.edu

Adil Hassam

University of Maryland

hassam@umd.edu

Robert Kirkwood (2012 recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

kirkwood1@llnl.gov

John Moody

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

moody4@llnl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Todd Ditmire, Chair

University of Texas

tditmire@physics.utexas.edu

Mike Mauel, Vice-Chair

Columbia University

mauel@columbia.edu

Bradley Shadwick

University of Nebraska

bshadwick2@unl.edu

Howard Milchberg (2012 Advisor)

University of Maryland

milch@umd.edu

Craig Petty

General Atomics

petty@fusion.gat.com

2012

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

William Heidbrink, Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Howard Milchberg, Vice-Chair

University of Marland

milch@umd.edu

William Kruer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

wkruer@mailaps.org

Dale Meade

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

dmeade@pppl.gov

Gregor Morfill (2011 recipient)

Max-Planck-Institute, Germany

gem@mpe.mpg.de



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Troy Carter, Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

tcarter@physics.ucla.edu

Bill Daughton, Vice-Chair

Los Alamos National Laboratory

daughton@lanl.gov

Joel Fajans (2011 recipient)

University of California, Berkeley

joel@physics.berkeley.edu

John Moody

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

moody4@llnl.gov

Carl Sovinec

University of Wisconsin

sovinec@engr.wisc.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Mark Gilmore, Chair

University of New Mexico

gilmore@ece.unm.edu

Todd Ditmire, Vice-Chair

University of Texas

tditmire@physics.utexas.edu

Dmitri Uzdensky

University of Colorado

uzdensky@colorado.edu

Jay Kesner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

kesner@psfc.mit.edu

Craig Petty

General Atomics

petty@fusion.gat.com

2011

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Stephen Obenschain, Chair

Naval Research Laboratory

steve.obenschain@nrl.navy.mil

Dale Meade, Vice-Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

dmeade@pppl.gov

Paul Drake

University of Michigan

rpdrake@umich.edu

Mark Koepke

West Virginia University

mkoepke@wvu.edu

James Drake (2010 recipient)

University of Maryland

drake@umd.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Michael Mauel, Chair

Columbia University

mauel@columbia.edu

Troy Carter, Vice-Chair

University of California, Los Angeles

tcarter@physics.ucla.edu

Richard Berger

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

berger5@llnl.gov

Carl Sovinec

University of Wisconsin

sovinec@engr.wisc.edu

Wim Leemans (2010 recipient)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

wpleemans@lbl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Ambrogio Fasoli, Chair

CRPP-EPFL, Switzerland

ambrogio.fasoli@epfl.ch

Mark Gilmore, Vice-Chair

University of New Mexico

gilmore@ece.unm.edu

Allen Boozer (2010 Advisor)

Columbia University

ahb17@columbia.edu

Wojciech Rozmus

University of Alberta

rozmus@phys.ualberta.ca

Jay Kesner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

kesner@psfc.mit.edu



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Mary Ann Sweeney, Chair

Sandia National Laboratories

masween@sandia.gov

David Meyerhofer, Vice Chair

University of Rochester

ddm@lle.rochester.edu

Catherine Fiore, Past Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

fiore@psfc.mit.edu

Julie Enery

NASA-Goddard/University of Maryland

mcenery@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov

Lin Yin (2008 recipient)

Los Alamos National Laboratory

lyin@lanl.gov

2010

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Max Tabak, Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

tabak1@llnl.gov

Stephen Obenschain, Vice-Chair

Naval Research Laboratory

steveo@this.nrl.navy.mil

Richard Lovelace

Cornell University

rvl1@cornell.edu

William Nevins

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

nevins1@llnl.gov

Miklos Porkolab (2009 recipient)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

porkolab@psfc.mit.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Amitava Bhattacharjee, Chair

University of New Hampshire

amitava.bhattacharjee@unh.edu

Michael Mauel, Vice-Chair

Columbia University

mauel@columbia.edu

Richard Berger

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

berger5@llnl.gov

Yitzhak Maron (2009 recipient)

Weizmann Institute of Science

fnmaron@weizmann.weizmann.ac.il

Cliff Surko

University of California, San Diego

csurko@ucsd.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Joel Fajans, Chair

University of California, Berkeley

joel@physics.berkeley.edu

Ambrogio Fasoli, Vice-Chair

CRPP-EPFL, Switzerland

ambrogio.fasoli@epfl.ch

Troy Carter (2009 Advisor)

University of California, Los Angeles

tcarter@physics.ucla.edu

Wojciech Rozmus

University of Alberta

rozmus@phys.ualberta.ca

Carl Sovinec

University of Wisconsin

sovinec@engr.wisc.edu

2009

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Robert Merlino, Chair

University of Iowa

robert-merlino@uiowa.edu

Max Tabak, Vice-Chair

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

tabak1@llnl.gov

Jill Dahlburg

Naval Research Laboratory

jill.dahlburg@nrl.navy.mil

Ronald Davidson (2008 recipient)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

rdavidson@pppl.gov

Richard Lovelace

Cornell University

rvl1@cornell.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Christine Coverdale, Chair

Sandia National Labs

cacover@sandia.gov

Cliff Surko, Vice-Chair

University of California, San Diego

csurko@ucsd.edu

Peter Catto

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

catto@psfc.mit.edu

Jean Marcel Rax

Ecole Polytechnique, France

rax@lptp.polytechnique.fr

Michael Zarnstorff (2008 recipient)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

zarnstorff@pppl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Adil Hassam, Chair

University of Maryland

hassam@umd.edu

Joel Fajans, Vice-Chair

University of California, Berkeley

joel@physics.berkeley.edu

Scott Parker

University of Colorado

sparker@colorado.edu

Carl Sovinec

University of Wisconsin

sovinec@engr.wisc.edu

Masaaki Yamada (2008 Advisor)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

myamada@pppl.gov

2008

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

George Neilson, Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

hneilson@pppl.gov

Robert Merlino, Vice Chair University of Iowa robert-merlino@uiowa.edu
Amanda Hubbard Massachusetts Institute of Technology hubbard@psfc.mit.edu
John Lindl, 2007 Recipient Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory lindl1@llnl.gov
Scott Parker University of Colorado sparker@colorado.edu


The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Uri Shumlak, Chair

University of Washington

shumlak@aa.washington.edu

Peter Catto, Vice-Chair Massachusetts Institute of Technology catto@psfc.mit.edu
Christine Coverdale Sandia National Laboratories cacover@sandia.gov
Gerald Navratil, 2007 Recipient Columbia University navratil@columbia.edu
John Sarff University of Wisconsin  
Roger Bengtson University of Texas bengtson@physics.utexas.edu


Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Thomas O’Neil, Chair

University of California, San Diego

toneil@ucsd.edu

Adil Hassam, Vice-Chair

University of Maryland

hassam@glue.umd.edu

Cary Forest

University of Wisconsin

cbforest@wisc.edu

Scott Parker

University of Colorado

sparker@colorado.edu

Mary Ann Sweeney

Sandia National Laboratories

masween@sandia.gov



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Catherine Fiore, Chair

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

fiore@psfc.mit.edu

Mary Ann Sweeney, Vice-Chair

Sandia National Laboratories

masween@sandia.gov

Joel Fajans, Past Chair

University of California, Berkeley

joel@physics.berkeley.edu

Elena Belova (2005 recipient)

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

ebelova@pppl.gov

Mary Hall Reno

University of Iowa

mary-hall-reno@uiowa.edu

2007

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Michael Mauel, Chair

Columbia University

mauel@columbia.edu

George Neilson, Vice-Chair

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

hneilson@pppl.gov

Chan Joshi (2006 recipient)

University of California, Irvine

joshi@ee.ucla.edu

Thomas Mehlhorn

Sandia National Laboratories

tamehlh@sandia.gov

Scott Parker

University of Colorado

sparker@colorado.edu



The John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics

Nermin Uckan, Chair

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

uckanna@ornl.gov

John Sarff, Vice-Chair

University of Wisconsin

jssarff@facstaff.wisc.edu

Janardhan Manickam

Princeton Plamsa Physics Laboratory

manickam@theory.pppl.gov

Uri Shumlak

University of Washington

shumlak@aa.washington.edu

Max Tabak (2006 recipient)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

tabak1@llnl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

John Goree, Chair

University of Iowa

john-goree@uiowa.edu

Thomas O'Neil, Vice-Chair

University of California, San Diego

toneil@ucsd.edu

Mary Ann Sweeney

Sandia National Laboratories

masween@sandia.gov

Don Umstadter

University of Nebraska

dpu@umich.edu

Jonathan Wurtele (2006 Advisor)

University of California, Berkeley

wurtele@berkeley.edu

2006

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Richard Hazeltine, Chair

University of Texas

rdh@physics.utexas.edu

Michael Mauel, Vice-Chair

Columbia University

mem4@columbia.edu

Timothy Coffey

National Defense University

coffeyt@ndu.edu

Nathaniel Fisch (2005 recipient)

Princeton University

fisch@princeton.edu

Thomas Mehlhorn

Sandia National Laboratories

tamehlh@sandia.gov



Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Mike Campbell, Chair

General Atomics

campbell@fusion.gat.com

Nermin Uckan, Vice-Chair

ORNL

uckanna@ornl.gov

Howard Milchberg (2005 recipient)

University of Maryland

milch@ipst.umd.edu

Uri Shumlak

University of Washington

shumlak@aa.washington.edu

Christopher Watts

University of New Mexico

cwatts@ece.unm.edu



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Farhat Beg, Chair

University of California, San Diego

fbeg@ucsd.edu

John Goree, Vice-Chair

University of Iowa

john-goree@uiowa.edu

Stephen Jardin

PPPL

sjardin@pppl.gov

David Anderson (2005 Advisor)

University of Wisconsin

dtanders@facstaff.wisc.edu

Don Umstadter

University of Nebraska

dpu@umich.edu

2005

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Barbara Lasinski, Chair

LLNL

lasinski1@llnl.gov

Richard Hazeltine, Vice-Chair

University of Texas

rdh@physics.utexas.edu

Ron Gilgenbach

University of Michigan

rongilg@umich.edu

Noah Hershkowitz (2004 recipient)

University of Wisconsin

Timothy Coffey

National Defense University

coffeyt@ndu.edu



Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Wendell Horton, Chair

University of Texas

horton@physics.utexas.edu

Mike Campbell, Vice-Chair

General Atomics

campbell@fusion.gat.com

Karl Krushelnick

Imperial College

k.krushelnic@imperial.ac.uk

Phillip Sprangle

Naval Research Lab

sprangle@ppd.nrl.navy.mil

Frank Cheng (2004 recipient)

PPPL

fcheng@pppl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Tom Katsouleas, Chair

University of Southern California

katsoule@usc.edu

Farhat Beg, Vice-Chair

University of California, San Diego

fbeg@ucsd.edu

Howard Milchberg (2004 Advisor)

University of Maryland

milch@ipst.umd.edu

Stephen Jardin

PPPL

sjardin@pppl.gov

Edl Schamiloglu

University of New Mexico

edl@eece.unm.edu



Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach

William M. Gelbart, Chair

UCLA

gelbart@chem.ucla.edu

Robert Merlino, Vice-Chair

University of Iowa

robert-merlino@uiowa.edu

Gregory Loew

Stanford University

galoew@slac.stanford.edu

Joel Lebowitz (2004 recipient)

Rutgers University

lebowitz@math.rutgers.edu

Denis McWhan

Brookhaven National Lab

mcwhan@mailaps.org



Katherine E. Weimer Award (a DPP Award)

Joel Fajans, Chair

UC, Berkeley

joel@plasma.berkeley.edu

Catherine Fiore, Vice-Chair

MIT

fiore@psfc.mit.edu

Yu Lin (2002 recipient)

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu

Marjorie Olmstead

University of Washington

olmstd@u.washington.edu

Bill Tang

PPPL

wtang@pppl.gov

2004

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Bill Heidbrink, Chair

University of California, Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Barbara Lasinski, Vice-Chair

LLNL

lasinski1@llnl.gov

Daniel Dubin

University of California, San Diego

dhdubin@ucsd.edu

Eugene Parker (2003 recipient)

University of Chicago

parker@odysseus.uchicago.edu

Ron Gilgenbach

University of Michigan

rongilg@umich.edu



Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Ron Parker, Chair

MIT

parker@psfc.mit.edu

Wendell Horton, Vice-Chair

University of Texas

horton@physics.utexas.edu

Alex Friedman

LBNL

afriedman@lbl.gov

Siegfried Glenzer (2003 recipient)

LLNL

glenzer1@llnl.gov

Karl Krushelnick

Imperial College

k.krushelnic@imperial.ac.uk



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Yu Lin, Chair

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu

Tom Katsouleas, Vice-Chair

University of Southern California

katsoule@usc.edu

Roger Bengtson (2003 Advisor)

University of Texas

bengtson@physics.utexas.edu

Chris Hegna

University of Wisconsin

hegna@engr.wisc.edu

Edl Schamiloglu

University of New Mexico

edl@eece.unm.edu



Nicholson Medal Committee

Herbert Berk, Co-Chair

University of Texas

hberk@mail.utexas.edu

George Knorr, Co-Chair

University of Iowa

geoknorr@mchsi.com

Martin Goldman

University of Colorado

goldman@spot.colorado.edu

2003

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Wallace Manheimer, Chair

Naval Research Lab

manheime@ccf.nrl.navy.mil

Bill Heidbrink, Vice-Chair

UC Irvine

wwheidbr@uci.edu

Edward Frieman (2002 recipient)

UC San Diego

eaf@siomail.ucsd.edu

Daniel Dubin

UC San Diego

dhdubin@ucsd.edu

Martin Peng

ORNL/PPPL

mpeng@pppl.gov



Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Yue-Ying Lau, Chair

U. of Michigan

yylau@umich.edu

Ron Parker, Vice-Chair

MIT

parker@psfc.mit.edu

Alex Friedman

LBNL

afriedman@lbl.gov

Dennis Papadopoulos

U. of Maryland

kp@astro.umd.edu

Masaaki Yamada (2002 recipient)

PPPL

myamada@pppl.gov



Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Plasma Physics

Scott Robertson, Chair

U. of Colorado

robertso@stripe.colorado.edu

Yu Lin, Vice-Chair

Auburn University

ylin@physics.auburn.edu

Paul Bellan (2002 Advisor)

California Institute of Technology

pbellan@its.caltech.edu

John Greenly

Cornell U.

jbg2@cornell.edu

Chris Hegna

U. of Wisconsin

hegna@engr.wisc.edu