Steven Shannon

Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program

Dr. Steve Shannon works in the area of industrial applications of plasma discharges. Plasmas are currently used for everything from decorative enhancement of bathroom fixtures to fabrication of the next generation of micro- and nano- scale devices. Plasma systems for industrial applications is a multi-billion dollar industry. His research focuses on enhancing current plasma applications being used and developed today and developing new plasma applications for next generation material and device fabrication.

Education

Ph.D. 1999

Nuclear Engineering

University of Michigan

M.S.E. 1997

Nuclear Engineering

University of Michigan

B.S.E. 1995

Nuclear Engineering

University of Michigan

Research Description

Dr. Shannon's research is in the industrial applications of plasma discharges.

Publications

Estimation of Mean Electron Energy in Helium Surface Ionization Waves on Dielectric Substrates
Morsell, J. K., DeChant, C., Gall, G. S., Trosan, D., Lietz, A. M., Stapelmann, K., & Shannon, S. (2024), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ad5451
Science challenges and research opportunities for plasma applications in microelectronics
Graves, D. B., Labelle, C. B., Kushner, M. J., Aydil, E. S., Donnelly, V. M., Chang, J. P., … Ruzic, D. N. (2024), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0003531
The MOOSE electromagnetics module
Icenhour, C. T., Lindsay, A. D., Permann, C. J., Martineau, R. C., Green, D. L., & Shannon, S. C. (2024), SOFTWAREX, 25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2023.101621
Design, Modeling, and Analysis of a Compact-External Electromagnetic Pumping System for Pool-Type Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Reactors
Shutayfi, M., Raj, A., Eapen, J., & Shannon, S. (2023), ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2023.109997
Design, Modeling, and Analysis of a Compact-External Electromagnetic Pumping System for Pool-Type Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Reactors
Shutayfi, M., Raj, A., Eapen, J., & Shannon, S. (2023), ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2023.109997r
Effect of dielectric target properties on plasma surface ionization wave propagation
Morsell, J., Bhatt, N., Dechant, C., & Shannon, S. (2023), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 56(14). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/acbfc9
Effect of focus ring with external circuit on cathode edge sheath dynamics in a capacitively coupled plasma
Xiao, Y., Brandon, J., Morsell, J., Nam, S. K., Bae, K. H., Lee, J.-Y., & Shannon, S. (2023), JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A, 41(3). https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0002496
Plasma surface ionization wave interactions with single channels
Morsell, J., Trosan, D., Stapelmann, K., & Shannon, S. (2023), PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 32(9). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/acf9c9
Verification and validation of the open-source plasma fluid code: Zapdos*,**
DeChant, C., Icenhour, C., Keniley, S., Gall, G., Lindsay, A., Curreli, D., & Shannon, S. (2023), COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS, 291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2023.108837
Verification methods for drift-diffusion reaction models for plasma simulations
DeChant, C., Icenhour, C., Keniley, S., Lindsay, A., Gall, G., Hizon, K. C., … Shannon, S. (2023), PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 32(4). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/acce65

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Grants

Nuclear Energy University Programs - Fellowship and Scholarship Support
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/01/21 - 8/31/33)
Catalytical Deconstruction of Plasma-Treated Single-Use Plastics to Value-Added Chemicals and Novel Materials
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)(8/01/22 - 7/31/25)
Center for Low Temperature Plasma Interactions with Complex Interfaces
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/15/19 - 8/14/24)
Harnessing (bio-)electrochemical Technologies as Sustainable Sources for on Demand Precision Agriculture
Game-Changing Research Incentive Program for Plant Sciences (GRIP4PSI)(2/17/20 - 6/30/24)
Samsung Mechatronics Research Division Directed Research in Low Temperature Plasma Science
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Korea(5/01/16 - 12/31/23)
Nuclear Energy University Programs - Fellowship and Scholarship Support North Carolina State University
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(7/01/09 - 8/31/23)
North Carolina State University's Graduate Fellowship In Nuclear Engineering (NCSU-GFINE) - 2018
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(8/30/19 - 8/29/23)
Collaborative Research: SI2-SSE: An Open Source Multi-Physics Platform to Advance Fundamental Understanding of Plasma Physics and Enable Impactful Application of Plasma Systems
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/17 - 5/31/21)
Fabrication of Plasma Source for Chitosan Depyrogenation
National Institutes of Health (NIH)(5/01/18 - 3/31/21)
Turbulent Mhd Flow Modeling In Annular Linear Induction Pumps With Validation Experiments
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/20)