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2019 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications

Welcome to the 2019 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications! Hawaii serves as a convenient location between the US and Asian main lands, and is intended to provide more intimate opportunities for social and technical interaction than similar Plasma and Pulsed Power Conferences between the American, Japanese, Chinese and Korean communities.

We look forward to your attendance for a valuable technical experience and an enjoyable visit to the beautiful Poipu Beach in Koloa, Hawaii, located on the Kauai island.


August 6 - 9, 2019

Technical Topics

  • Compact Pulsed Power Sources
  • Repetitive Pulsed Power
  • High-Power Microwave and RF Sources
  • Industrial, Commercial and Medical Applications
  • Pulsed Power Switches and Components
  • Electromagnetic Launch Technology
  • High Power Solid State Switches

Symposium Flyer

2019 PSPPA

Abstract Submission


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019

Abstract submission will be accepted between February 1, 2019 and May 15, 2019.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee and authors will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2019.

Click here to download abstract template

Submit abstracts to (Note: include a technical topic in your email submission):


Attendee Registration: Payment of the symposium fee will provide an attendee with access to:

Registration $600.00 USD

Registration portal will be available soon.

Guest Fee: $350 (incl. Breakfast, Reception, Luau, and Dinner Cruise)

Guest registration portal will be available soon.


Exhibitors, please contact Dr. John Mankowski at for further information.

Refund Policy

Email requests received by July, 1, 2019 will be honored. Refund requests received after this date will be processed only if the event is cancelled. This policy applies to the registration fee as listed above. For a refund, send the request with the pre-registrants name and contact information to

Lodging and Transportation

Hotel & Symposium Venue

Sheraton Kauai Resort. Kauai, Hawaii 96756 USA.

Sheraton Kauai Resort
2440 Hoonani Road
Kauai, Hawaii 96756
T 808-742-1661

Savor a warm Hawaiian welcome and explore the island of Kauai. Our resort is located on Kauai's sunny south shore in the heart of Poipu Beach. Guests will especially enjoy Lava's on Poipu Beach, serving casual fare just steps from the beach, our oceanfront pool and private poolside bungalows. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities, from water sports to nearby championship golf. And, of course, you can always just relax and soak up the sun. Our deluxe, low-rise Hawaiian haven provides a choice of mesmerizing oceanfront or colorful, tropical garden views that are enjoyable day and night. After you wind down and refresh following a glorious day outdoors, bring everyone together for a memorable dinner with sunset views at our signature restaurant, RumFire Poipu Beach. With golden-sand beaches and misty sea breezes just footsteps away, you'll feel right at home at the Sheraton Kauai Resort.

Room Rates

We have arranged for a small number of hotel rooms at a group discount rate:

Run of Deluxe Ocean - $399 - $141 discount = $258 plus taxes
Run of Garden View - $339 - $97 discount = $242 plus taxes

Room discount will be applied at check out. This extra room discount will only be applied during the program dates. The regular discounted room rate will be available to participants three days before and three days after the event, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation. The room rates listed above are subject to a $30.00 per day resort charge plus tax, currently 4.712%. Resort charge includes one bottle of water replenished daily, self-parking for one vehicle, valet parking for arrival night and $10.00 plus tax per additional night thereafter, internet, local, toll free and credit card calls, fitness center, and cultural arts and crafts. Inclusions are subject to change without notice.

Hotel Website:
Sheraton Kauai Resort


Click here for driving directions from Lihue Airport to the Sheraton Kauai Resort.

Social Events

The social events include:

Advisory Committee

Professor Jiande Zhang
National University of Defense Technology

Professor John Mankowski
Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
Texas Tech University, USA

Professor Jianjun Deng
Institute of Fluid Physics
China Academy of Engineering Physics, China

Professor David Wetz
Pulsed Power and Energy Lab
University of Texas Arlington, USA

Contact Information

Barbra Beller / Monika Storey

Texas Tech University
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
P.O. Box 43102
Lubbock, TX. 79409
Phone: +1-806-742-3468
Fax: +1-806-742-1281

John J. Mankowski, Ph.D.

Texas Tech University
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
P.O. Box 43102
Lubbock, TX. 79409
Phone: +1-806-834-3168
Fax: +1-806-742-1281