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Online Low Temperature Plasma Seminar

Because of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, most scientific conferences, workshops, and symposia have been cancelled or postponed. The unfortunate consequence of this is that the low temperature plasma (LTP) community, like many other research communities, is now isolated without the opportunity to meet, network, and learn what’s new in our field. To remedy this situation, a bi-weekly online seminar has been organized. This seminar series, founded by Prof. Mounir Laroussi of Old Dominion University, is meant to fill the gap left open by the lack of scientific meetings and conferences. The seminar organizing committee has selected several outstanding speakers to participate by giving a 25-30 minutes lecture followed by 10-15 minutes discussion. The seminar, held on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM EST via Zoom, is free to access from anywhere in the world.

For more information, and to request the Zoom link and password, please contact Dr. Yevgeny Raitses (yraitses@pppl.gov) and Prof. Michael Keidar (keidar@gwu.edu).

The OLTP seminar is sponsored by AIP Publishing and their Plasma Portfolio of Journals: Journal of Applied Physics, Physics of Plasmas, AIP Advances, and Matter and Radiation at Extremes.

Seminars 2021

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Presentation
26 January 2021 Prof. Ali Mesbah University of California-Berkeley, USA Safe Learning-based Predictive Control of Low-temperature Plasmas Using Deep Neural Networks and Gaussian Processes Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (14 MB) Video recording
9 February 2021 Prof. Selma Mededovic Thagard Clarkson University, USA The Future of Water Purification by Electrical Discharge Plasmas Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (100 MB), PPTX (107 MB) Video recording (due to technical difficulties, the first 5 minutes of the seminar were not recorded)
23 February 2021 Dr. Mikhail Shneider Princeton University, USA Osmotic Pressure on Cell Membranes in a Saline Interacting with Weakly Ionized Plasma Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (1.4 MB) Video recording
10 March 2021 Dr. Sedina Tsikata CNRS, ICARE, France Shining a Light on the Complex Physics of Low-temperature Plasmas Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (2 MB) Video recording
23 March 2021 Dr. Alexander Khrabrov Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA Collisionless Adiabatic Afterglow Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PPTX (1 MB) Video recording
6 April 2021 Prof. Davide Curreli University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA Multiscale Modeling of Plasma Water Interfaces Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (3 MB) Video recording
27 April 2021 Prof. Gerard van Rooij Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research/Maastricht University, The Netherlands Plasma-based CO2 Conversion Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (4 MB) Video recording
11 May 2021 Dr. Gerjan Hagelaar LAPLACE, University of Tolouse, France Modeling Transport and Instabilities in Magnetized Low Temperature Plasma Sources Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (3 MB) Video recording
25 May 2021 Dr. Jean-Paul Booth Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, École Polytechnique, France Laser Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy of Oxygen Plasmas: Direct Measurement of the Densities of Oxygen Atoms, Ozone and Negative Ions and Gas Temperature Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (4 MB) Video recording
8 June 2021 Dr. Malcolm Carroll and Prof. David Graves Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA Low Temperature Plasma Processing of Qubit Materials Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (3 MB) Video recording
22 June 2021 Dr. Dayun Yan The George Washington University, USA Physical Effect of Cold Atmospheric Plasma on Cancer Cells Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (46 MB), PPTX (162 MB) Video recording
6 July 2021 Prof. Andrei Smolyakov University of Saskatchewan, Canada Ionization Oscillations and Breathing Modes in EXB Plasmas Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (3 MB) Video recording
13 July 2021 Prof. Paul Maguire University of Ulster, UK Multiple Phases: Charged Droplets, Colloids and Solids in a Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (5 MB) Video recording
27 July 2021 Dr. Artem Smirnov TAE Technologies, Inc. Aneutronic Fusion as a Driver for Technology Innovation Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (7 MB) Video recording
10 August 2021 Prof. Masaru Hori University of Nagoya, Japan Evolution of Plasma Nanoprocess Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (7 MB) Video recording
24 August 2021 Dr. Olivier Guaitella Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, France Investigating the Role of Vibrational States, Electronic States and Surfaces in CO2 Plasma Kinetics Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (9 MB) Video recording
7 September 2021 Prof. Katharina Stapelmann North Carolina State University, USA Plasma-liquid Interactions in the Presence of Organic Matter Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (2 MB) Video recording
21 September 2021 Prof. Xuekai Pei Wuhan University, China Nitrogen Fixation as NOx Using Air Plasmas Coupled with Heterogeneous Catalysis Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (6 MB) Video recording
19 October 2021 Prof. Amnon Fruchtman Holon Institute of Technology, Israel Plasma-based Mass Separation by Oscillating Electric and Magnetic Fields Abstract and bio: PDF
2 November 2021 Dr. Shahid Rauf Applied Materials, USA Particle-in-cell Modeling of Low Pressure Capacitively Coupled Plasmas Abstract and bio: PDF
16 November 2021 Dr. Pascal Chabert École Polytechnique, France Investigation of Iodine Plasmas for Space Propulsion Applications
30 November 2021 Prof. Holger Kresten Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany Non-conventional Plasma Diagnostics for Plasma Processing
14 December 2021 Prof. Edward Thomas, Jr. Auburn University, USA Connecting Particle Growth and Pattern Formation in the Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment

Seminars 2020

Date Speaker (Affiliation) Presentation
12 May 2020 Prof. Mounir Laroussi Old Dominion University, USA Online Low Temperature Plasma Seminars Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (1 MB)
12 May 2020 Prof. Aaron Mazzeo Rutgers University, USA Paper-based Plasma Sanitizers Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (3 MB)
26 May 2020 Prof. Steven Shannon North Carolina State University, USA Pulsed Plasma for Plasma Processing Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PPTX (43 MB) Video recording
9 June 2020 Prof. Cristina Canal Polytechnic University of Catalonia, USA How Can We Exploit Biomaterials for the Benefit of Plasma Medicine Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (37 MB) Video recording
23 June 2020 Prof. David Graves PPPL, Princeton University and UC Berkeley, USA Role of RONS in Plasma Medicine: Lessons from Nature Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (13 MB) Video recording
7 July 2020 Prof. Vandana Miller Drexel University, USA Plasma and the Immune System Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (32 MB) Video recording
21 July 2020 Prof. Benjamin Jorns University of Michigan, USA Non-classical Electron Transport in Hall Thrusters Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (8 MB) Video recording
4 August 2020 Prof. Uwe Kortshagen University of Minnesota, USA Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (12 MB) Video recording
18 August 2020 Dr. Arthur Dogariu Princeton University, USA Laser-based Diagnostics and Their Applications to LTP Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF (8 MB) Video recording
1 September 2020 Prof. Stephan Reuter Polytechnique Montréal, Canada Towards Single Shot Diagnostics in Low Temperature Plasmas Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
15 September 2020 Prof. Tomohiro Nozaki Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Plasma Enabled Heterogeneous Catalysis for Greenhouse Gas Conversion: Kinetic Modeling Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
29 September 2020 Prof. David Go University of Notre Dame Energy Conversion Plasmas: Using Non Centrosymmetric Crystals to Convert Thermal and Mechanical Energy into Plasma Generation Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
13 October 2020 Prof. Allen Garner Purdue University Modified Paschen’s Law for Microscale and Nanoscale Gaps Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
27 October 2020 Prof. Scott Baalrud University of Iowa The Role of Plasma Instabilities in Sheath Physics Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
10 November 2020 Prof. Uroš Cvelbar Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia Plasma Design of 2D Nanostructures and Beyond Graphene Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
24 November 2020 Prof. Achim von Keudell Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Nanosecond Plasmas in Liquids Dynamic Plasmas at GPa Pressures Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording
8 December 2020 Prof. Mohan Sankaran University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Plasmas for Additive manufacturing Abstract and bio: PDF Presentation: PDF Video recording

Organizing Committee

Mounir Laroussi Mounir Laroussi, Old Dominion University
Sander Bekeschus Sander Bekeschus, INP Greifswald
Annemie Bogaerts Annemie Bogaerts, University of Antwerp
Peter Bruggeman Peter Bruggeman, University of Minnesota
Michael Keidar Co-chair: Michael Keidar, George Washington University
Xinpei Lu Xinpei Lu, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Ken Ostrikov Ken Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology
Yevgeny Raitses Co-chair: Yevgeny Raitses, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Katharina Stapelmann Katharina Stapelmann, North Carolina State University
Mark Kushner, University of Michigan