Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CMST Travels to Paris for Workshop on Microplasmas


Members of the Center for Microplasma Science and Technology (CMST) team as well as undergraduate and graduate students recently attended the 6th International Workshop on Microplasmas, which was held in Paris from April 3-6.
                                                                                       
The seven CMST staff members included Jose L. Lopez, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and director and principal investigator, Wei-Dong Zhu, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and director of research and co-principal investigator, Rev. Daniel O’Brien, S.J., director of educational outreach, Valencia Johnson, Ph.D., senior research scientist, Jenny M. Mahoney, Ph.D., senior research scientist, Alfred Freilich, Ph.D., senior research scientist, and David Jacome ’10, research technician and visiting graduate student from Stevens Institute of Technology.

In addition to Jacome, students that attended were Danny Palacios ‘14, Justin Lo Re ’11 and Rachel (Ruixue) Wang, a visiting graduate student from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a graduate student in the Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Peking University in China. In total, CMST presented nine posters and hosted one discussion.

Dr. Lopez presented a poster titled “Effects of hydrocarbon contamination on DBD ozone generators.”

Dr. Zhu hosted a discussion titled “Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Matrix” and presented a poster titled “Treatment of Candida biofilms using a direct-current, atmospheric-pressure, cold plasma microjet.” The poster was jointly presented with the Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Peking University and Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Fr. O’Brien presented a poster titled “Engaging students through education and research in microplasmas.”

Dr. Johnson presented two posters titled “A study of the potential of cathode boundary layer discharge (CBLD) devices with various cathode materials” and “Low temperature atmospheric pressure helium plasma jet in flexible tubings.”

Dr. Mahoney presented a poster titled “Electrical and optical emission measurements of a capillary-DBD in atmospheric air and argon.”

Wang presented a poster titled “Effect of an atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma on tooth root canal, dentinal tubules infection and re-infection prevention.” This poster was jointly presented with the Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Peking University and Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Jacome presented a poster titled “Characterization of the Capillary Plasma Electrode (CPE) discharge.”

Lo Re presented a poster titled “Characterization of a DC-Driven, Atmospheric-pressure, Non-thermal He/O2 Plasma Microjet.”

Palacios presented a poster titled “Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) emission from a fast-pulsed dielectric barrier discharge in argon.”

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