Faculty Profile: Murray Black

Murray Black

Murray Black

Professor Emeritus
Founding Dean of the School of Computational Sciences

Primary Research: Generation of high power microwaves using relativistic electron beams and the application of microwaves in materials processing

Primary Website: http://bass.gmu.edu/faculty_info/black.html

Curriculum Vitae


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1962.
  • Master of Science degree in 1962 and Ph.D. degree in 1971, both in electrical engineering, from the Pennsylvania State University.

Positions Held

  • Been with George Mason University since 1971
  • Became Founding Chair and Professor of the newly created Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 1984 and served until 1990
  • Served as Associate Dean for Graduate Study and Research from 1993 to 1996
  • Served as Interim Dean for Graduate Study and Research from 1996 to 1997
  • Served as Director of the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics from 1995 until its inclusion in the new School of Computational Sciences in 2000
  • Served as Founding Dean of the School of Computational Sciences from 2000 to 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship from GMU (1987)
  • Several performance awards from the Naval Research Laboratory as consultant from 1972 to 1990
  • Member of Council of Higher Education of theVirginia Advisory Committee on Graduate and Continuing Education in Northern Virginia

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