Allan J. Lichtenberg received his A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1952, his M.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957, and his Ph.D. degree from Oxford University in 1961. While he was at Oxford, he was an Associate Electronic Industries Fellow. In 1957 Professor Lichtenberg joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley and is now Professor in the Graduate School.

During his time at Berkeley, Professor Lichtenberg was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow from 1965-1966 and studied radiation from high temperature plasmas and phase-space concepts in particle dynamics. He held a Miller Research Professorship at the University of California during 1968-1969 and he chaired the Energy and Resources graduate group from 1974-1978.

Professor Lichtenberg has also worked and taught all over the world. He has been a visiting research scientist at the Centre d'Etude Nucleaire in Grenoble, France from 1971-1972, a member of St. Catherines College, Oxford from 1978-1979, and a research scientist at Centre d-Etude Nucleaire, Fontenay-aux Roses in 1983. He held U.S. - Australia exchange fellowships in 1984 and 1991, was a visiting Research Professor at the National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan in 1991, and a visiting scientist at Imperial College, London in 1998. Professor Lichtenberg is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Professor Lichtenberg has been associated with the research in plasmas and nonlinear dynamics in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences since the inception of these areas at University of California, Berkeley. He has also performed research in energy utilization and has published over 150 articles in connection with his research.

Professor Lichtenberg has written and coauthored several books. His monograph, Phase Space Dynamics of Particles, was published by John Wiley, 1969, and has been translated into Russian. His second book, Regular and Stochastic Motion, co-authored with Michael A. Lieberman, was published by Springer-Verlag in 1983, and has also been translated into Russian. A second edition, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, was published in 1991. A review and graduate text, also written with Professor Lieberman, Plasma Discharges and Materials Processing, was published by John Wiley in 1994 and an expanded (750 page) second edition was published in 2005.

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