BS Dickinson College, 75
PhD University of CA, Irvine, 86
Tim Good, a native of Pennsylvania, earned his B.S. in physics at nearby Dickinson College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics at the University of California, Irvine. As a staff research physicist in the Center for Research in Plasma Physics at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, he concentrated on fundamental aspects of plasma physics, applying laser spectroscopic diagnostics to the study of plasma wave-particle interactions, an important topic in the pursuit of thermonuclear fusion research and in the modeling of astrophysical plasmas. His current work also includes experiments designed to simulate plasma processes that have been observed in space during auroral magnetic storms. Such work has allowed Dr. Good to achieve and maintain his dual goal of teaching physics and involving students in exciting, rewarding research experiences.