Viacheslav V. Zhurin
, Ph.D. is President of Colorado Advanced Technology LLC (www.ion-plasma.com
). Dr. Zhurin is an internationally recognized specialist in Ion Sources and Electric Propulsion. During 1970-1980’s he presented review papers about Electric Propulsion achievements in the Soviet Union and Russia. In the early 1970’s he worked at Department of Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology for two years. Before coming to the United States in 1991 he was in several Academy of Science Research Institutes as a Head of Laboratories, Departments and Deputy Director. Since coming to the USA in 1991 he has been working on Electric Propulsion and Ion and Plasma Sources. He was at Kaufman & Robinson Inc. (1991-2004) and Veeco Instruments (2004-2005). He has published over 150 scientific articles on fluid dynamics and shock waves, explosions, thrusters, ion sources, low-energy beams, thin film depositions; he is author of 14 US patents. His book “Industrial Ion Sources”
was published by John Wiley & Sons in November 2011.