Harry Fair

Dr. Harry Fair, Executive Director, Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies and President, Fair Oaks Plasma, LLC.

fair[at]isitaustin.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.: Summary

Harry D. Fair is the Founding President of Fair Oaks Plasma, Inc.
and Oaks Plasma, LLC (2009) and the founding Director of the Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies (2010), a 501.C.3 not-for-profit research institute. 

Dr. Fair spent much of his early research career with the U.S. Army and then with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO).  In 1990, he founded and was the Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT), the U. S. Army’s first University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), at The University of Texas at Austin until 2010.  The IAT focused on research in hypervelocity physics and electrodynamics and became one of the world leaders in these technologies.

An experienced laboratory director, program manager, and physicist. Dr. Fair has created, directed, and managed complex multidisciplinary technical efforts of national importance.  Among these are the Joint DARPA/Army/Marine Corps Program on Armor/Anti-Armor, the National Program on Electromagnetic Propulsion, the Advanced Kinetic Energy Technology Program for the Strategic Defense Initiative, the Army Propulsion Program, and the Army Program on Solid-State Physics and Chemistry of Explosives and Reactive Materials. 

Dr. Fair holds a Ph.D. in solid-state physics and an M.S. in chemical physics from the University of Delaware; he received a B.S. in physics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was a visiting professor at the University of Paris, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and at The University of Texas at Austin.  He has co-authored over 200 technical publications (see below), including two books on Energetic Materials and is the senior editor of the seventeen IEEE Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology.

.:Professional Experience

 

2009 -- present Founder and President, Oaks Plasma, LLC., Austin, Texas

2011 -- present Founder and Director, Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies, Austin, Texas

2010 – present Consultant/Subject Matter Expert on Electric Fires Technology, Loch Harbour Group, Alexandria, Virginia

2009 -  2013       Founder and President, Plasma Technology Applications, Inc.  Austin, Texas

1990 – 2010       Founder and Director, Institute for Advanced Technology, a University
Affiliated Research Laboratory in Electrodynamics and Hypervelocity Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

1989 – 1990       Founder and Director, Institute for Advanced Technology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

1987 – 1989       Visiting Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical Engineering, Austin, Texas

1985 – 1987       Director, Joint DARPA/Army/Marine Corps Program Office and Assistant Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

1983 – 1985       Program Manager, DARPA/ SDI Hypervelocity Physics Program

1983 – 1985       Director, Land Warfare Division, DARPA

1981 – 1986       Program Manager, National Program on Electromagnetic Propulsion

1977 – 1981       Director, Propulsion Technology Laboratory, US Army

1975 – 1977       Director, Solid State Physics and Chemistry Laboratory, U S Army

1974 – 1974       Visiting Professor, University of Paris

1973 – 1974       Visiting Professor, Royal Institution of Great Britain

1971 – 1973       Director, Solid State Physics Laboratory, U S Army

1965 – 1971       Director Energy Conversion Branch, U S Army

.:Academic Experience

 

  • 1987 – 1989      Visiting Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 1975                  Visiting Professor, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, UK
  • 1974                  Visiting Professor, University of Paris, France
  • 1973 – 1979      Adjunct Professor, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
  • 1969 – 1981      Post Doctoral Advisor, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council
  • 1993 - 1995       Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University National Security Studies Program


.:Awards, Honors, and Recognitions 

 

  • Earl Warren Medal from the United States Government, 2015
  • Fifteenth Annual Edison Award and Medal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1982
  • Lavrentov Medal from Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Founders Award, International Hypervelocity Impact Society, 1998
  • Founders Award, Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, 1988
  • Founding Board of Directors, Hypervelocity Impact Symposia, (biennial), l986
  • Founder and Chairman International Permanent Committee, IEEE International
  • Symposia on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, 1980 - present (biennial)
  • Organizer and Chairman, National Advisory Panel on Electromagnetic Propulsion, 1978
  • First Annual Citation for Achievement by Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • Outstanding Achievement Award from Assistant Secretary of Army (R&D), 1972, 1974
  • Department of Army Research & Development Award, 1972
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 197l
  • National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences Post-Doctoral Advisor, 1969 – 1981
  • American Men of Science, 1967
  • Who's Who in the East, 1973
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest


  • .:Recent Publications (Selected Books and Journals)

 
Energetic Materials, Physics and Chemistry of the Inorganic Azides , Harry D Fair and R F Walker, McGraw Hill, New York

Energetic Materials, Applications of Inorganic Azides, Harry Fair and R F Walker, McGraw Hill, New York

Dr Fair has been the organizer of all of the 17 International IEEE EML Symposia and senior editor of all of the special EML issues of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, from 1980 to the present.


.:Dr Fair has published over 200 technical reports and publications.

 

Recent Technical Publications 

Alexander Zielinski, Harry Fair, Leigh Winfrey and Mohamed Bourham, -“Modeling and Analysis of a Dual Channel Plasma Torch in Pulsed Mode Operation for Industrial, Space and Launch Applications”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, Vol. 43, Issue 7, pp. 2201-2206, July 2015

D. Fair, “ Electromagnetic Launch Technology “  Guest Editorial in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol.43, 1112-1117, 2015, 17th Electromagnetic Launch Technology Symposium, July 7-11, San Diego, CA.  

H.D. Fair, “ The Past, Present and Future of Electromagnetic Launch Technology and the IEEE International EML Symposia” Guest Editorial in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol.41 pp1024-1027, 2013, 16th Electromagnetic Launch Technology Symposium, May 1519, Beijing, China.

H. D. Fair, “Electromagnetic Launch Technology in the United States” 15th Electromagnetic Launch Technology Symposium (EML), 17-20 May, 2010, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium

H. D. Fair, “Advances in Electromagnetic Launch Science and Technology and Its Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics ,14th C (EML), June 10-13, 2008, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada IAT.P 1025.

E. Schmidt and H. D. Fair, The Institute for Advanced Technology—Advancing the State of the Art in Electromagnetic and Hypervelocity Research, Army Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, October-December 2007, ISSN 0892-8657, December 2007, pp. 20-23, IAT.P 0965.

H. D. Fair, “Progress in Electromagnetic Launch Science and Technology in the United States,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 43, no. 1, 93-98, January 2007.  13th Electromagnetic Launch Technology Symposium (EML), May 22-25, 2006, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany  (IAT.P 0867).

H. D. Fair, “Electromagnetic Launch Science and Technology in the United States Enters a New Era,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 158-164, January 2005.  12th Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML), May 25-28, 2004, Snowbird, Utah (IAT.P 0721).

H. D. Fair, “Electromagnetic Launch,” International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 29, nos. 1-10, pp. 247-262, December 2003.  Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS), December 711, 2003, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (IAT.P 0579).

H. D. Fair, “Electric Launch Science and Technology in the United States,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 39, pp. 11-17, January 2003.  11th Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, May 14-17, 2002, Saint-Louis, France (IAT.P 0576).

H. D. Fair, “The Science and Technology of Electric Launch,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 25-32, January 2001.  10th Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML), April 25-28, 2000, San Francisco, California (IAT.P 0461).

 

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