Frederick Skiff, Ph.D.

Professor
Biography
Research Interests: 

Laser spectroscopy; plasma physics.

Research: 
  • Experimental topics include experiments for plasma waves and instabilities, plasma self-organization and sheaths, and laser-induced fluorescence and wave-absorption diagnostics of plasmas
  • Student projects are typically experimental with a significant interaction with theory
  • Theoretical topics include plasma kinetic theory including waves and nonlinear fluctuations
  • There are two labs at Iowa, including: a 3-meter linear magnetized-plasma device and a large multi-dipole discharge.  Both are equipped with single-frequency scanning lasers for high-resolution laser spectroscopy.  Some students also participate in collaborations on the Large Plasma Device located at UCLA
  • Beyond interactions with group members, students participate in the plasma seminar and interact with Departmental theoretical and experimental plasma, space physics, and astronomy faculty
  • Students develop skills including data analysis, high-resolution laser spectroscopy, designing and building apparatus, electronics, computation
  • Previous assistants have found employment in academia, national laboratories, and in industry
Research areas
  • Plasma Physics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Optics and Photonics
Frederick Skiff
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1985
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505 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States


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10AC Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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11AC Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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