John P. Verboncoeur, PhD

Acting Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Verboncoeur, PhDDr. Verboncoeur (M’96, SM’08, F’13) received a B.S. (1986) from the University of Florida and a M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1992) in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). He currently serves as Acting Assistant Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU).

Following appointments as a postdoctoral researcher at UCB and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and as a Research Engineer at UCB, he joined the UCB Nuclear Engineering faculty in 2001, where he chaired the Computational Engineering Science Program 2001-2010. In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MSU. His research interests are in theoretical and computational plasma physics and applications. He has authored/coauthored over 300 journal articles and conference papers, with over 2500 citations, and has taught 13 international workshops and mini-courses on plasma simulation.

Prof. Verboncoeur is a member of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics, and presently serves as an Associate Editor for Physics of Plasmas. He served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the PPPS 2013, and is President-Elect of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

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