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Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE)

Image provided by Prof. Ben Jorns

Plasmas (ionized gases) have a tremendous array of applications in medicine, manufacturing, microelectronics, medicine, green technologies and space exploration. The investigation and use of plasmas has enabled advances as diverse as the information technology revolution and inter-planetary space travel. Plasmas are also responsible for many of the most fascinating occurrences in space – such as solar eruptions and their interaction with the earth, and galactic jets.

The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE), sponsored by the University of Michigan, brings together plasma researchers from Michigan universities to investigate these fundamental phenomena and translate advances in plasma science into society benefiting technologies. MIPSE supports graduate and undergraduate research through internships and degree programs, provides seed funding to investigate new areas of plasma related science and engineering, fosters interdisciplinary research, connects with industry, sponsors visitors and seminars, and serves as a forum for outreach to the community.

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. When participating in MIPSE activities (including submitting material for the MIPSE website), individuals are expected to respect the University of Michigan values of providing an equitable and non-discriminatory environment. These values will also be considered when approving membership and materials submitted for the MIPSE website.

Images on this and other pages provided by Sean Couch, Paul Drake, John Foster, Alec Gallimore, Ron Gilgenbach, Rachel Goldman, Ben Jorns, Carolyn Kuranz, Ryan McBride, and Ritz Raju.