DR. MICHAEL MAUEL
Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Dr. Mauel received his doctorate from MIT in 1983 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1985 where he is professor. Dr. Mauel's research specialty is high temperature plasma physics, and he explores plasma instability control and the application of space physics to laboratory confinement. Mauel was named Teacher of the Year at Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science, and was awarded the Rose Prize for Excellence in Fusion Engineering and a Certificate of Appreciation by the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Mauel is a fellow of the American Physical Society and served as Chair of the APS Division of Plasma Physics and on several advisory committees addressing fusion energy science, plasma physics, and education.
State Department Profile
Dr. Mauel served in the Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy assisting U.S. diplomatic efforts to promote energy security. In addition to reporting on energy technology developments, Mauel was a member of the team supporting the U.S. G8 Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa at Heiligendamm, provided support for U.S. diplomatic activities involving the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and was a member of Assistant Secretary Sullivan’s delegation of during his energy and economic partnership consultations in Azerbaijan and Turkey.
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