Robert Dewar BSc (Melb), MSc(Melb), PhD (Princeton) is an Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and an Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was Convenor of the former ARC Complex Open Systems Research Network (COSNet).
Bob works in the general area of theoretical plasma physics. This field provides a rich array of problems in classical field theory, fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. He works mainly in problems related to laboratory plasmas, in particular to the toroidal magnetic confinement approach to the development of fusion power, but has also an interest in space and astrophysical plasmas.