About the Author
Martin Reiser received his Ph.D. in physics in 1960 from the University of Mainz, Germany. From 1961 to 1964 he was assistant professor of physics at Michigan State University. In 1965, he joined the University of Maryland as associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics. He has been a full professor there since 1970. He was co-founder of the University of Maryland's Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP). His research interests are in the space charge physics of intense beams. Professor Reiser is the author of more than 300 research papers and served on numerous committees. In 1997/98 he was chair of the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Physics of Beams. He retired in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering from his teaching position and continues to work part-time with his research group in IREAP.