Guest editorial

H.C. Kirbie, S. Sampayan
2000 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  
Hugh C. Kirbie received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He is a Principal Engineer with Siemens Medical Systems, Oncology Care Systems Group, where he leads an effort to develop new solid-state pulsed power technologies for RF accelerators. The goal of the program is the production of exceptionally precise, reliable beam power for the treatment of cancer patients. From 1983 to 2000, he was a member of the
more » ... ectrical Engineering Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he held a number of research and administrative positions that include Group Leader and Project Engineer for B-Division, Beam Research and N-Program. He also participated as Principal or Co-investigator on various internally funded research efforts concerning compact accelerator technology, solid-state power for accelerators and lasers, magnetic pulse compression, and high repetition rate switching. Prior to LLNL, he served on the faculties of Old Dominion University (1980)(1981)(1982)(1983), Texas Tech University, and the University of Sydney (NSW, Australia, 1978-1979 as an instructor or research staff member. He has authored or co-authored over 30 publications and holds three patents in the areas of accelerator technology and switching. Mr. Kirbie received a 1999 R&D 100 Award for the development of a flexible solid-state power source for accelerators and industrial applications. He has served the professional community as
doi:10.1109/tps.2000.901189 fatcat:55hlaxdkv5e4fbbuyqzmeduv3u