Teaching

Teaching Activities

In 1986 I began teaching in the rapidly expanding field of HPM.  After participating in several courses as a lecturer, I started my own my own course in the UCLA Extension Division and also developed a series of courses in Europe.  With my colleague, John Swegle, we wrote the first unified treatment of the subject High Power Microwaves, a book which surveys the broad range of applications, the principles of operation and the research issues of this emerging technology.  This book served as the basis for the following courses.  We are now working on a third edition, to be published in 2015.   A summary of my teaching experience in 23 courses in the US, Canada , UK , France, , Sweden, Germany Italy, Singapore, China and Israel:

1. 1986            “Relativistic Magnetrons”, IEEE  “HPM Short Course”, Saskatoon, Canada.

2. 1987            “HPM sources” Department of Engineering, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3. 1988            “High Power Microwaves” in Munich, Germany

5. 1988            “High Power Microwaves” London, UK

6. 1988            “High Power Microwaves”, Paris, France.

7. 1988            “Relativistic Magnetrons”, IEEE “HPM Short Course”, Seattle, Washington

8. 1989            “HPM Sources and Applications” short course Department of Engineering, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

9. 1990            “HPM Sources and Applications” short course Department of Engineering, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

10. 1991          “High Power Microwave Generation and Applications” Varenna, Italy

11. 1992          Relativistic Magnetron Lectures, IEEE  “HPM Short Course”, Tampa, Florida.

12. 1992          “HPM Workshop”, Sweden.

13. 1992          “High Power Microwaves” Israel

14. 1994          “High Power Microwaves” Bourdeaux, France.

15. 1995          “High Power Microwaves” Interlacken, Switzerland.

16. 1998          “RF Weapons, High Power Microwaves and Ultrawideband Systems”, 3-month course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

17. 1999          “High Power Microwaves”, 3-month course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

18. 2000          “High Power Microwaves”, 3-month course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

19. 2002          “Domestic Infrastructure Vulnerability To HPM”, 3-month course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

20. 2003          “Sources for High Power Microwave Weapons”, 1-week course, Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA.

21. 2005          “Sources for High Power Microwave Weapons”, 2-day course,. Bordeaux, France.

22. 2008          “High Power Microwaves: State-Of-The-Art”, 2-day course, Singapore

23. 2008          “HPM Short Course”, 4-day course, Xian, China

What is the feedback of participants who attended such courses?

The course has continued over the years-it’s the only one that continues on, in fact, because it has been well received and is continually updated. I have records of evaluations done about the courses.   At that most recent course, the written student evaluations of the 23 students scored the course as

  • Excellent  56%
  • Very Good  37%
  • Average   7%
  • Below Average 0%
  • Poor  0%

An example of feedback:  A student in the one of the courses at the University of California at Los Angeles (course # 3) rose in the Navy and, 16 years later, when he started HPM work at the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center, brought me there this year to train their people (course #19).  He must have liked it!

2. Were they done at established societies like IEEE, IEE etc?

Courses #s 1, 6, 10 and 13 were IEEE-sponsored. Course #9 was sponsored by the Italian Physical Society.  Courses 21 and 22 were sponsored by the respective governments.