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Primary professionalactivities:

Other current professional activities:

  • Member of the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee (2013 - 2016)
  • Member of the Facility Science Team for thePK-4andPlasmaLabmicrogravity projects- joint Russian-German International Space Station (ISS) projects.
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Low Temperature Plasma Science Center - Control of Plasma Kinetics at University of Michigan
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas.
  • Consultant for the non-profit organization - Quality Education for Minorities (QEM Network)

Some past professional activities:

  • National Academies of Science (NAS) - Plasma Sciences Committee (PLSC): 2004 - 2008
    --ClickHEREfor a link to the Plasma 2010 report
  • American Physical Society (APS) - Committee on Minorities (COM): 2005-2008
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the University Fusion Association (UFA): 2009 - 2012
  • Member of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) -Fusion EnergySciences Advisory Committee (FESAC): 2002 - 2013

Honors and awards:

  • Professional Improvement Leave - (Spring, 2013)
  • Dean's Research Award - College of Sciences and Mathematics (2013)
  • Elected as Fellow of the Alabama Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • Elected as Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (2011)
  • Professional Improvement Leave – Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa (Fall, 2006)
  • Elected for membership, International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Commission H (2004)
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor – College of Science and Mathematics – Auburn University (2003)
  • CAREER - Faculty Early Career Development award - National Science Foundation (1998)
  • National Society of Black Physicists - Outstanding Dissertation Award (1998)
  • Auburn University, Physics Department – Outstanding Graduate Research Award (1996)
  • Alabama / Department of Energy EPSCoR Traineeship (1994)
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories - Corporate Research Fellowship Program (1989)
Edward Thomas, Auburn University 2014