Byron Peterson, Prof., PhD.     peterson-photo   

Research Responsibilities: Leader of bolometer diagnostic group (currently myself, one assistant and two doctoral students), development of bolometer diagnostics for the Large Helical Device, development of bolometer diagnostics for KSTAR


Teaching Responsibilities:

Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Professor, 1998 – present

Nagoya University NUPACE, visiting lecturer, 2004 – present

Hokkaido University, Guest Professor, 2005 – present

Kyushu University, visiting lecturer, 2005 – present

Japan Korea Diagnostics Seminar, lecturer, 2004 – present


Research Interests:
Plasma imaging diagnostics, Multi-dimensional measurement of plasma properties, IR imaging bolometer R&D, Role of impurity radiation in magnetic plasma confinement, Density limit in toroidal plasmas


Professional/Educational/Award History:

Dates degree/position/award institution location
4/11 – Guest Professor Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan
4/11 – Professor Graduate Univ. for Adv. Studies Toki, Japan
4/11 – Professor Natl. Inst. for Fusion Science Toki, Japan
4/05 – 3/11 Guest Associate Professor Hokkaido University Sapporo, Japan
4/04 – 3/11 Associate Professor Graduate Univ. for Adv. Studies Toki, Japan
4/07 – 3/11 Associate 准 Professor Natl. Inst. for Fusion Science Toki, Japan
4/04 – 3/07 Associate 助 Professor Natl. Inst. for Fusion Science Toki, Japan
4/02 – 3/04 Assistant Professor Graduate Univ. for Adv. Studies Toki, Japan
4/95 – 3/04 Assistant Professor Natl. Inst. for Fusion Science Toki, Japan
3/94 – 3/95 NSF/JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
5/94 Ph.D.E.E. (Plasma Physics) Univ. Wisc.-Madison Madison, Wisconsin
9/90 – 3/94 Graduate Research Asst. University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
9/91 – 8/92 NSF Japanese Language Fellow Univ. of Wisc. Madison, Wisconsin
8/89 M.S.E.E. University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin
9/86 – 1/87 DOE FETF Internship Princeton Plasma Phys. Lab. Princeton, New Jersey
9/85 – 8/90 DOE Fusion Energy Tech. Fellow Univ. of Wisc. Madison, Wisconsin
3/85 – 4/85 Student Engineer Max-Planck-Inst. for Plasma Phys. Garching, Germany
10/84 – 7/85 DAAD Graduate Fellow Technical University Munich, Germany
6/84 B.S.E.E./German minor Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
9/82 – 6/84 Electrical Eng. Student Montana State University Bozeman, Montana
8/82 – 9/82 IAESTE Engineering Intern ER-Electric, Inc. Fredericia, Denmark
6/82 – 7/82 DAAD German Language Scholar Goethe Institute Prien, Germany
8/81 – 5/82 Elec. Eng./German Studen Univ. of Mass.-Amherst Amherst, Mass.
1980, 1981 Summer Student Engineer Montana Power Co. Billings, Montana
9/79 – 6/81 Electrical Engineering Student Montana State Univ. Bozeman, Montana
6/79 Diploma Billings West High School Billings, Montana

Professional Organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society (DPP, FIP, FPS), Japan Plasma and Fusion Society, ITPA Topical Group on Diagnostics

Languages:

English – native fluency

German - excellent (listening, reading), good (writing, speaking)

Japanese - good (listening, speaking), fair (reading)


Patent:

Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer, Japan Patent Office # 3390913, filed Jan. 14, 2000, granted Jan. 24, 2003.