Frederick N. Skiff

Professor and Departmental Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy


Princeton University     Ph.D.    Physics                          1985
Princeton University     M.A.     Physics                          1981
Cornell University         B.S.       Engineering Physics     1979


2000-present     Professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy                        The University of Iowa
1998-2000          Associate Professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy       The University of Iowa
1994-1998           Associate Professor of the Department of Physics                                   University of Maryland
1989-1994           Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics                                    University of Maryland
1985-1989           Research Scientist                                                                                         Swiss Federal Technical Institute


International Max Planck Research School Experts Workshop, Greifswald, 2004.
Elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society, 1999.
Invited Professor, Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Spring 1996.
CIES Visiting Scientist Bourse, University of Provence Aix-Marseille, Fall 1996.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1990-1992.
National Science Foundation, Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1990-1995.
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow, 1979-1984.
Elected to Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, 1979.
Graduated with distinction (GPA 4.0), Cornell University, 1979.


American Physical Society, elected vice-chair of the Division of Plasma Physics, 2010.
Pure and Applied Physics, 2006-2008.