Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Lathrop Officially Named IREAP Director

Lathrop Officially Named IREAP Director

Dan Lathrop, acting director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, will officially become director on July 1.

Lathrop, a physicist, is leading research that may provide the world's first experimental self-sustaining duplication of the earth's magnetic field.

He took over the IREAP leadership post in 2005 when then-director Patrick O’Shea left to chair the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

A joint institute of the Clark School and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, IREAP applies basic science skills to practical problems and engineering skills to fundamental scientific investigations. The institute is recognized internationally in high-temperature plasma physics, plasma spectroscopy, relativistic microwave electronics, high-brightness charged particle beams, laser-plasma interactions, nonlinear dynamics (chaos), ion beam microfabrication techniques, microwave sintering of advanced materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology.

June 8, 2006


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD Engineers Developing Robots to Compete in RoboMasters 2017

Alumnus Peng Qiu Granted Tenure at Georgia Tech

Electrically Controllable Optical Materials for Solar Sails Featured on Cover of Advanced Optical Materials 

UMD Transportation Experts to Evaluate Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investments

Alumnus Iyad Tarazi Presents “Managing your Destiny” at IEEE Leadership Seminar

Alumnus Aswin Sankaranarayanan wins NSF CAREER Award

UMD Pushes Beyond Line of Sight to Map Impacts of Traditional Farming in Belize

TRX Systems to Exhibit at NSF's The Arc of Science in Washington, DC

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts