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

Power matching to pulsed inductively coupled plasmas
Qu, C., Lanham, S. J., Shannon, S. C., Nam, S. K., & Kushner, M. J. (2020), Journal of Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0002522
Radiofrequency phase resolved electron density measurements with the hairpin resonator probe
Peterson, D. J., Ford, K., Brandon, J., Shannon, S. C., Koh, T., Chua, T. C., … Kraus, P. A. (2020), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 53(14). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab6944
Complex transients in power modulated inductively-coupled chlorine plasmas
List, T., Ma, T., Arora, P., Donnelly, V. M., & Shannon, S. (2019), Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 28(2), 025005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ab000c
Doppler-free, Stark broadened profiles at low plasma densities in helium
Zafar, A., Martin, E., & Shannon, S. (2019), Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 230, 48–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.020
Electromagnetics Simulations with Vector-valued Finite Elements in MOOSE
Icenhour, C. T., Lindsay, A. D., Martineau, R. C., & Shannon, S. (2019), In Idaho National Laboratory Report (No. INL/CON-18-52320-Rev000).
Measurement of localized plasma perturbation with hairpin resonator probes
Ford, K., Peterson, D. J., Brandon, J., Nam, S. K., Walker, D., & Shannon, S. C. (2019), Physics of Plasmas, 26(1), 013510. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5065509
Time-Resolved Electron Density Measurement Characterization of E–H-Modes for Inductively Coupled Plasma Instabilities
Coumou, D. J., Smith, S. T., Peterson, D. J., & Shannon, S. C. (2019), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 47(5), 2102–2109. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2019.2909476
High resolution magnetic field measurements in hydrogen and helium plasmas using active laser spectroscopy
Zafar, A., Martin, E., & Shannon, S. (2018), Review of Scientific Instruments, 89(10), 10D126. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5039334
Driving frequency fluctuations in pulsed capacitively coupled plasmas
Poulose, J., Goeckner, M., Shannon, S., Coumou, D., & Overzet, L. (2017), The European Physical Journal D, 71(9). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2017-80096-7
Electron neutral collision frequency measurement with the hairpin resonator probe
Peterson, D. J., Kraus, P., Chua, T. C., Larson, L., & Shannon, S. C. (2017), Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 26(9), 095002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aa80fa

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Grants

Harnessing (bio-)electrochemical Technologies as Sustainable Sources for on Demand Precision Agriculture
Game-Changing Research Incentive Program for Plant Sciences (GRIP4PSI)(2/17/20 - 6/30/20)
Center for Low Temperature Plasma Interactions with Complex Interfaces
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/15/19 - 8/14/20)
Fabrication of Plasma Source for Chitosan Depyrogenation
National Institutes of Health (NIH)(5/01/18 - 8/31/20)
Multi-Frequency Harmonic Drive for Enhanced Control in HAR Processes, CPLAM Core Project
Plasma-Therm(6/01/18 - 5/31/19)
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 - 8/31/20)
Reactor Design and Effectiveness of Design in Depyrogenation Processes using Karamedica Data.
Karamedica Inc.(2/15/17 - 9/30/17)
Construction and Characterization of a Pulsed Gas Delivery System to Elucidate Plasma Response to Time Varying Gas Composition
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd.(1/23/17 - 3/31/18)
Samsung Mechatronics Research Division Directed Research in Low Temperature Plasma Science
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Korea(5/01/16 - 11/30/20)
Turbulent MHD flow modeling in annular linear induction pumps with validation experiments
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/20)
International Experiences for Students in Plasma Science: Student Travel Support to Attend the 2016 Gaseous Electronics Conference
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/16 - 2/28/17)