Eugene Oks

Auburn University, USA

Eugene Oks received his Ph.D. degree in 1975 from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and his D.S. degree in 1985 from the Institute of General Physics, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, the Soviet Union. The latter degree is “awarded only to outstanding Ph.D. scientists who founded a new research field of great interest”. Prior to coming to the Auburn University (AL, USA) in 1990, he held a variety of senior research positions in the Soviet Union and later in Germany. Since 1992, he is a Full Professor at the Physics Department of Auburn University. He authored/coauthored about 300 publications in various research fields, such as plasma spectroscopy, atomic physics, laser physics, nonlinear dynamics of Rydberg atoms, and frontiers of quantum mechanics. He also gave numerous invited lectures at international conferences. He authored 3 monographs, the two latest ones being titled 1) Stark Broadening of Hydrogen and Hydrogenlike Spectral Lines in Plasmas: The Physical Insight (Alpha Science International: Oxford, United Kingdom), 2006; 2) Plasma Spectroscopy: The Influence of Microwave and Laser Fields (Springer: Berlin), 1995. He founded/cofounded and developed new research fields: 1) intra-Stark spectroscopy (new class of nonlinear optical phenomena in plasmas that has an analogy with intra-Doppler spectroscopy in nonlinear optics); 2) masing without inversion (advanced schemes for generating/amplifying coherent microwave radiation); 3) quantum chaos (nonlinear dynamics in the microscopic world). He is currently a Member of the Program Committees of two International Conferences: the biannual conference “Spectral Line Shapes” and the annual Zvenigorod Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. For 9 years, he was the Associate Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. His achievements have been also recognized by the Dean&#'s Research Award (1996) and by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1988).

Biography Updated on 18 August 2008

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