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Dr. Andrei Smolyakov MSc, PhD Professor

Address
116 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada

Research Area(s)

  • Plasma Physics
  • Astrophysical
  • Fusion
  • Ionosphere
  • Magnetics
  • Plasma
  • Space
  • Waves

Research Interests

  • Developing and applying plasma theory to present plasma confinement experiments, low temperature plasma sources for material processing, and space phenomena
  • Secondary large scale instabilities in the drift wave turbulence
  • Neoclassical effects on magnetic islands
  • Drift waves and instabilities
  • Waves and instabilities in ionosphere plasmas
  • Anomalous Transport and Instabilities in Hall plasmas and Hall Thruster
  • Magnetically Confined Plasmas and Thermonuclear Fusion
  • Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, Space Propulsion

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, Physics of Plasmas, American Institute of Physics, 2018-
  • Senior Editor, Transactions on Plasma Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-2018
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Physics and Astronomy and Space Sciences (Lausanne-Switzerland), 2014--
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Plasma Physics Reports - Springer, 2016 –
  • Scientific Committee for Festival de Théorie, Member, 2012-
  • Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for 2018 International Congress on Plasma Physics, Vancouver, BC Canada, 2016-2018
  • Guest  Editor for Special Issue on Invited and Tutorial Papers From ICOPS 2016, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, 2016-2017
  • Co-organizer for EXB Plasmas for Space and Industrial Applications, 21-23 June 2017, Toulouse (France)
  • Guest Editor, Plasma Physics Reports - Springer, 2014-2016
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Plasma Physics Reports - Springer, 2016--
  • Guest Associate Editor, JSASS, Journal for the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2015-2016
  • Member of the NSF/DOE Magnetized Plasmas Review Panel, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA, 2015-2016
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for 2016 International Conference on Plasma Science, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2014-2016
  • Member of the NSF Grant Review Panel, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, USA, 2014-2015
  • NSERC Appeal Advisor for 2013 Competition, Physics Grant Selection Committee
  • Member of NSERC Grant Selection Committee (Physics Evaluation Group), 2013-2014 Competition
  • Member of Scientific Committee for ITER International Summer School, 2010-2011; 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • NSERC Appeal Advisor for 2012 Competition, Physics Grant Selection Committee
  • Division of Plasma Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists, Past Chair, 2002- 2003
  • Division of Plasma Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists, Chair, 2001- 2002
  • Division of Plasma Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists, Vice-Chair, 2000-2001
  • 42nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society, Program Committee, Member, 1999-2000.

Academic Credentials

  • M.Sc., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1983, June. Division of Molecular and Chemical Physics, Department of Physics and Chemistry of Plasmas, EngineerPhysicist.
  • Ph.D., Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 1986, June. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Other Credentials

  • Professional Engineer, Accredited by the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan (2002).
  • Professional Physicist, professional designated granted by the Canadian Association of Physicists, October 2002.

Appointments and Promotions (USask)

  • Professor, July 2003- present.
  • Associate Professor, July 1998- June 2003.
  • Assistant Professor, July 1995-June 1998, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics.
  • Professional Research Associate, July 1993-Sept 1994, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics.
  • Visiting Professor, Sept 1994-June 1995, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics.
  • Visiting Scientists, April 1992-Sept 1992, International Exchange Award by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Department of Physics.

Association Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Physicists, 1995-
  • College of Graduate Studies and Research, 1995-
  • American Physical Society, 1994-.

Previous Positions relevant to USask emploment

  • Research Associate, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI USA, October 1992-July 1993.
  • Research Fellow, Department of Plasma Physics, I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia, July 1989-April 1992.
  • Junior Research Fellow, Department of Plasma Physics, I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia, September 1986-July 1989.
  • Assistant Professor (part time, 50%), Department of General Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, February 1990-April 1992.
  • Referee-Translator (part-time), Section of Atomic Energy, National Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, Moscow, Russia, October 1989-April 1992.

Awards

  • Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, July 19-31, 2010, Cambridge, UK.
  • GIDE Fellowship, Commissariat Energie Atomique, Cadarache, France, 2009
  • GIDE Fellowship, Commissariat Energie Atomique, Cadarache, France, 2005.
  • Global Partners Award, University of Saskatchewan, 2004.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, University of California at San Diego, La Jola, 1999-2004, 2007.
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Plasma Physics, CNR-EURATOM, Milan, Italy, 2000.
  • Japan Atomic Energy Research Fellowships, 2000/2001
  • Going Global -Science and Technology with European Partners Award, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1997.
  • International Exchange Award by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, April - September 1992.