Murphy to Lead Physics Research Institute
Associate Professor Thomas E. Murphy, will become interim director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) effective February 1, 2012. Professor Daniel P. Lathrop, will step down as IREAP director to become associate dean of research for the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS).
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. IREAP is a joint institute of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and CMNS, and is one of the premier research operations on campus.
January 11, 2012