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Dr. Stephen F. Knowlton (2013)

160 White Rock Drive #2
Montpelier, VT 05602  


(802) 223-2230


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1984
Middlebury College, A.B., 1975, Phi Beta Kappa


Dept. of Physics, Auburn University
Professor Emeritus, June 2012
Professor, 2002- 2012
Assoc. Professor, 1994 –2002
Asst. Professor, 1988 - 1994
Principal investigator of plasma physics experimental research for fusion energy research until 2012

JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K
Physics and technical design of large scale radio-frequency current-drive experiment at major international fusion research facility.
1986- 1988

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Staff Scientist, Plasma Fusion Center 1983-1986
Performed high power radio-frequency heating and current-drive experiments on the Alcator C tokamak.


Professional activities and service:
American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee 2011-2014
University Fusion Association President 2007-2009
US Department of Energy Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee 2015-2018


Current interests:
Conducting experimental fusion science research at national level
Assisting science education in community
Contributing to Vermont’s renewable energy activities through participation in local electric utility.

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