Professor Victor Pasko

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering
Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL)
The Pennsylvania State University
211B Electrical Engineering East
University Park, PA 16802-2706

Tel: (814) 865-3467
Fax: (814) 865-7065



Victor Pasko received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1996. He joined the faculty of Penn State University in the Fall of 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 the Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL). He served as an Invited Professor at Energetique Moleculaire et Macroscopique Combustion (EM2C) Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, France in the Fall of 2006.

Dr. Pasko's research interests include atmospheric electrodynamics, atmospheric gravity waves, gas discharge phenomena, computational plasma physics and electromagnetics. He has published 60 articles in refereed journals, a book chapter, and over 100 conference abstracts and proceedings papers. His journal publications have been cited over 900 times in refereed scientific literature (excluding references originating from the papers on which Dr. Pasko is the first author).

In 2002, Dr. Pasko received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award.

Dr. Pasko teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetics (EE 330, EE 411, EE 511), plasmas (EE 490), and plasma assisted materials processing (EE 597A).

Dr. Pasko is a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), U. S. Commissions G and H of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and Sigma Xi.

Dr. Pasko serves as Chair of AGU Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group and Secretary of U. S. Commission H of URSI.

Dr. Pasko served as organizer of special sessions on ionospheric effects of lightning at URSI 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, AGU 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and CEDAR 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005 meetings. He served on the Program Committees of the Fall 2006 and 2007 Meetings of the American Geophysical Union.

Dr. Pasko is an Associate Editor of Radio Science and Journal of Geophysical Research. He organized and edited a special 2007 Radio Science section on Recent Advances in Studies of Schumann Resonances on Earth and Other Planets of the Solar System.

List of publications

Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory (CSSL)

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