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Plasma engineer , researcher

Christopher Emmet Clayton, American plasma engineer, researcher. Recipient Outstanding Graduate Student award University of California at Los Angeles Alumni Association, 1983. Fellow American Physical Society (co-winner Excellence in Plasma Physics Research award 1996); member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Optical Society of America.

Background

Clayton, Christopher Emmet was born on March 12, 1954 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Son of Joseph Francis and Caroline Benton (Swain) Clayton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, University Michigan, 1976. Master of Science in Plasma Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Plasma Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984.

Career

Nuclear reactor attendant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1974-1976;postgraduate research assistant, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978-1993;senior development engineer, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979-1986;principal development engineer, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986-1990;associate research engineer, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990-1993;research engineer, University of California at Los Angeles, since 1993. Visiting fellow Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, 1994. Speaker in field.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society (co-winner Excellence in Plasma Physics Research award 1996). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Optical Society of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: backpacking, photography, computers, music.

Connections

father:
Joseph Francis Clayton

mother:
Caroline Benton (Swain) Clayton