Short Professional Biography

Professor Avraham Gover has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the Tel-Aviv University in Israel in 1968 and 1971 respectively.He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics (with minor in Electrical Engineering) from Caltech in California, U.S.A. in 1975. Since 1977 he has been a member of the Faculty of Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, where he served in 1984-85 as the head of the Kranzberg Institute Electron Devices research. He worked as a research assistant at Caltech during 1976 and as a guest Professor at Stanford Univ. (1983), U.C., Santa Barbara (1985), and Brookhaven National Lab. (1985/86). He was a consultant to Heliotech (Spectralab) in Sylmar (1972), Meret Electrooptics in Santa Monica (1972-75) (both in California) and to the Naval Research Lab. in Washington, DC through JAYCOR and S.A.I.C. (1978- 1986). In the years 1986/87 he worked in Brookhaven Nat. Lab. Light Source, U.C., Santa Barbara and Science Application International Corp. (SAIC). In July-Aug. 1990, he was hosted as an exchange scholar in Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Institute of Laser Engineering of University of Osaka.

Professor Gover is a leading researcher in the field of Free Electron Lasers, member of the International FEL executive committee, senior member of IEEE and member of OSA. He is heading the Israeli Tandem FEL consortium which recently demonstrated first FEL lasing on the Weizmann Institute Tandem electrostatic accelerator and present is developing the facility for high average power operation.

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