Vacuum Electronics Committee

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  • Vacuum Electronics Committee Chair

  • Vacuum Electronics Committee Members

    • David Abe
       - Vacuum Electron Devices
      Naval Research Laboratory
      4555 Overlook Ave. S.W.
      Washington, DC 20375
      USA
      Phone 1:
      202-404-4513

      Fax:
      202-767-1280

      David K. Abe (M’88–SM’12) received the B.Sc. degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 1981, M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1988, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering/electrophysics from the University of Maryland in 1992. Since 1997, he has been at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC, where he directs a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers as head of the Electromagnetics Technology Branch. The Branch carries out research and exploratory development on radio-frequency concepts, materials, devices, components, and circuits in the frequency range of 1 MHz to approximately 1 THz with focused efforts in wide and narrow bandgap semiconductor electronics, carbon-based and other novel lower dimensional electronic materials, tunable and reconfigurable materials and circuits, control components, electron emission physics, electron beam-wave interactions (vacuum electronics), and electromagnetic theory and computational techniques. Dr. Abe’s current research involves the generation of coherent microwave and millimeter-wave radiation resulting from the interaction of axially-streaming electron beams with novel electromagnetic structures, with a particular emphasis on multiple-beam devices. Prior to NRL, Dr. Abe worked on interdisciplinary projects in pulsed power, explosive-driven magnetic flux compression, high power microwave generation, and electromagnetic effects at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Berkeley Research Associates, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD. He was a co-guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma ScienceTenth Special Issue on High Power Microwave Generation and co-edited the Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on High Energy Density and High Power RF (RF2005). He served as the Technical Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Vacuum Electronics (IVEC) in 2012 and as the General Chair of IVEC 2014. He is a member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society Technical Committee on Vacuum Electronics, was an elected member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Administrative Committee from 2008 to 2011, and served multiple terms as an elected member of the NPSS Plasma Science and Applications Executive Committee (2005–2007, 2008–2011, 2013–2015). He was a recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, two NRL Technology Transfer Awards, and numerous official commendations and distinguished contribution awards from the Army and Navy.

    • Nataneal Ayllon
    • Monica Blank
       - Dr.
      Communications & Power Industries LLC
      Microwave Power Products Division
      811 Hansen Way
      Palo Alto, CA 94304
      USA
      Phone 1:
      650-846-3557

    • John Jelonnek
    • M. V. Kartikeyan
    • Neville Luhmann
    • Nikita M. Ryskin
       - Professor
      Saratov State University
      Department of Nonlinear Physics
      83 Astrakhanskaya Street
      Saratov 410012
      Russia
      Phone 1:
      +7 (8452) 523864

    • Jagadishwar Sirigiri
    • Heather Song
    • Richard B. True
       - Dr.
      L-3 Communications
      Electron Devices Division
      960 Industrial Road
      San Carlos, CA 94070-4194
      USA
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 486 5572

      Fax:
      +1 650 508 1956
    • John Tuckek
    • David Whaley
       - Dr.
      L-3 Communications
      Electron Devices Division
      960 Industrial Road
      San Carlos, CA 94070
      USA
      Phone 1:
      (650) 486-5556