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Frank J. Wessel

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Project Scientist, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1975, Physics

M.A., University of California, Irvine, 1977, Physics

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1980, Physics

Phone: (949) 824-6854

University of California, Irvine
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Fusion energy, materials-effects testing, pulsed power.
Research Abstract
Dr. Wessel's research deals with high-energy-density plasma physics, novel configurations for the production of high intensity neutrons, and fusion energy. Applications include the production of radio-nuclides, materials effects, and energy. He is a specialist in the physics of intense-plasma beam generation and propagation and pulsed power. He has served previously as principal investigator for: the U.S. Department of Energy, the Los Alamos National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, NASA, US Air Force, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Wessel has published over 75 papers in archival journals, books, and conference proceedings.
Professional Societies
American Physical Society
American Geophysical Union
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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