Plasma science and engineering (PSE) plays a critical role in our national economy, international intellectual competitiveness and national security while harboring a broad array of science challenges. The University of Michigan (U-M) and Michigan State University (MSU) have exceptional and broad capabilities in PSE from microelectronics fabrication, laser-plasma interactions and plasma thrusters; to microwave generation, high energy density plasmas, shock-physics and space plasma physics. The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) will build upon this strength to enable U-M and MSU to take international leadership roles in PSE. MIPSE will:
- Be a focal point for university-wide activities in plasmas.
- Provide opportunities for faculty to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.
- Seed research activities to attract center-level funding.
- Provide educational opportunities through a graduate certificate program.
- Establish U-M and MSU as leading academic institutions in PSE, and in low temperature plasmas (LTP) and high energy density plasmas (HEDP) in particular.
Director: Prof. Mark J. Kushner, EECS, UM
- Dr. Carolyn Kuranz, CLaSP, UM
- Prof. Iain Boyd, AeroE, UM
- Prof. Brian Gilchrist, EECS, UM
- Prof. John Foster, NERS, UM
- Prof. Alec Thomas, NERS, UM
- Prof. John Verboncoeur, ECE, MSU