Mark Golkowski, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Dean of Education and Student Success

Mark Golkowski is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of interest involve electromagnetics and plasma physics in nature and the laboratory. Mark Golkowski has done extensive experimental work with the HAARP facility in Gakona Alaska involving probing the ionosphere and magnetosphere. He is also leading work on using plasma discharges for disinfection and decontamination in the medical field.  He is also investigating therm-acoustic hybrid imaging using both simulations and experiments.


  • Electromagnetic waves in the ionosphere and magnetosphere
  • Plasma discharges for decontamination/sterilization and treatment of live tissue
  • Active experiments with the HAARP facility
  • Thermo-acoustic imaging
  • Interactions of fields and matter

Honors and Awards

CU Denver Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award 2019
CU Denver Outstanding Faculty in Teaching Award 2016
CU Denver Graduate School Dean's Mentoring Award 2015
National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2013
College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Faculty in Research 2013
Chang Junior Faculty Research Award 2012
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Best Symposium Paper Award, 2011
IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetisim and Aeronomy) Young Scientist Award for Excellence, 2008
Outstanding Student Paper Award American Geophysical Union, 2005

photo of Mark Golkoswki