Associate Professor of Physics
Interests: Electrodynamics, Relativity, Quantum Theory
Junichiro Fukai, an Associate Professor of Physics, has taught physics at Auburn University since 1974.
Born and raised in Japan, he graduated from Waseca University earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree. After working at Toshiba Corporation as an engineer for three years, he came to the United States and entered the Univesity of Denver majoring in Physics and earned his M.S.
He then moved to the University of Tennessee where he earned his Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics. After postdoctoral studies at the University of Tennessee and Yale University, he went to Auburn Univesity. There he worked on theoretical and experimental studies on plasma instabilities. His interest moved to theoretical investigations of dielectric breakdown phenomena and developing a device to decompose toxic gases by an electric discharge.
At Auburn he taught various physics at almost all levels Meanwhile, he has been interested in fundmental issues of electrodynamics, relativity, and quantum theory.