Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Victor Pasko

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Program Coordinator

211B Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-3467

E-mail: vpasko_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Research Group: Atmospheric Electrodynamics Group

Dr. Pasko joined Penn State in 2000, following three years as a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate and one year as an Engineering Research Associate at Stanford University. He is a member of IEEE, American Geophysical Union and US Commissions G and H of International Union of Radio Science. Dr. Pasko teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetics, plasmas, and plasma assisted materials processing. He is a member of the Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL). He served as an Invited Professor at Energetique Moleculaire et Macroscopique Combustion Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, France in the Fall of 2006. From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Pasko served as Chair of Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group of American Geophysical Union (AGU). He served as a Chair of U.S. Commission H of International Union of Radio Science (URSI) from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Pasko serves as an Associate Editor of Radio Science and Journal of Geophysical Research.


Ph.D. Stanford University, Electrical Engineering


Atmospheric electrodynamics, atmospheric acoustic-gravity waves, gas discharge phenomena, computational plasma physics and electromagnetics.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Research Award - 2016
Editors Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters - 2007
NSF CAREER Award - 2002
NSF (CEDAR) Post-Doctoral Award - 1996
Young Scientist Award of International Union of Radio Science (URSI) - 1996