Concerned with all aspects of electromagnetic waves in plasmas, including but not limited to applications in magnetic fusion devices, RF plasma sources, and studies of basic plasma wave physics and technology.


  • Plasma wave interactions, such as heating, current generation, other 'phase space engineering,' diagnostics and plasma control
  • Applications of RF power in fusion devices such as tokamaks, stellarators, spherical tori, reversed-field pinches and other confinement concepts
  • Basic plasma wave physics
  • Applications to plasma sources for materials processing, space propulsion, ionospheric and space plasmas