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Pennsylvania State University
Department of Electrical Engineering Communication


Victor Pasko received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1996. He joined Penn State in 2000, following three years as a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate and one year as an Engineering Research Associate at Stanford University. He is a member of the Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL). He served as an Invited Professor at Energetique Moleculaire et Macroscopique Combustion Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, France in the Fall of 2006. Dr. Pasko teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetics, plasmas, and plasma assisted materials processing. Dr. Pasko's research interests include atmospheric electrodynamics, atmospheric acoustic-gravity waves, gas discharge phenomena, computational plasma physics and electromagnetics. He has published 73 articles in refereed journals, a book chapter, and over 150 conference abstracts and proceedings papers. In 2002, Pasko received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. In 2007 Dr. Pasko received Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters. Pasko serves as an Associate Editor of Radio Science and Journal of Geophysical Research. He organized and edited a special 2007 Radio Science section on Recent Advances in Studies of Schumann Resonances on Earth and Other Planets of the Solar System. From 2005 to 2008, Pasko served as Chair of Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group of American Geophysical Union (AGU). He presently serves as Vice-Chair of U.S. Commission H of International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and has served as organizer for a number of special sessions on the ionospheric effects of lightning. He served on the Program Committees of the Fall 2006, 2007 and 2008 Meetings of the American Geophysical Union. In addition, he served as a convener of AGU Chapman Conference on Effects of Thunderstorms and Lightning in the Upper Atmosphere at Penn State in 2009 attended by 110 professionals from 16 countries (