|Our group members presented part of our research at the American Physical Society’s 2021 Gaseous Electronics Conference. Check out the abstracts below or presentation videos with your GEC registration.
- Dr. Katharina Stapelmann presented on the plasma-liquid interaction III session on “In situ detection of atomic oxygen in liquids using TALIF”
- Ph.D. candidate Duncan P. Trosan presented on the plasma for agriculture session on “High-Quality Manufacturing of Packaged Fresh Produce with Conformable In-Package Cold Atmospheric Plasma”
- Ph.D. candidate María Herrera Quesada presented on the plasma-liquid interaction II session on “Exploring chemical modifications caused by the COST-Jet in an NO-rich gas admixture by means of FTIR and Mass Spectrometry on the simple biological model cysteine”
- Ph.D. candidate Nicholas L. Sponsel presented on the poster session on “Plasma Streamer Propagation Across Free-flowing Bubbles in Water”
Contributing to the IOP Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Special Issue “Emerging Leader 2021”
- Dr. Katharina Stapelmann and her team published an article as part of the “Emerging Leader” Special Issue of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Drs. Stapelmann and Brudno selected for the UNC Lineberger Innovation Award
- Drs. Katharina Stapelmann and Yevgeny Brudno were selected as recipients of the 2021-22 UNC Lineberger Innovation Award. Their project, “Non-Thermal Plasma Immunogenic Cell Death in Pancreatic Cancer Cells”, will investigate the cause-effect relationship between specific plasma-generated reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and cellular responses related to immunogenic cell death.
Drs. Stapelmann and Bolotnov win National Science Foundation Award
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Katharina Stapelmann (PI) and Dr. Igor Bolotnov (co-PI) funds for their project “Plasma Breakdown and Instabilities in the Multiphase Plasma-Gas Bubble-Liquid System”, where they will study the interaction of air bubbles in water with atmospheric pressure plasma. Gas/liquid systems with steep property changes consisting of plasma, gas, and liquid, have incredible promise for various fields of applications ranging from water cleaning to agriculture applications and plasma-activated liquids for medical use.
Plant Science meets Nuclear Engineering
- One of the Game-changing Research Incentive Programs GRIP4PSI was awarded to PI Stapelmann and co-PI’s. In the project “Harnessing (bio-) Electrochemical Technologies as Sustainable Sources for On-Demand Precision Agriculture”, she and her 11 collaborators from 9 departments at NCSU will explore plasma and bacteria to produce fertilizer on demand. Integrated in an irrigation system and driven by fiberoptic sensors in the soil, a “fertigation on demand” system for precision agriculture will be developed within the course of the 3.5 year project.
11th IWM 2020 will be held in Raleigh in 2022
- The “International Workshop on Microplasmas” (IWM) will be held in Raleigh in 2022.
IWPCT 2020, postponed to 2023, will be held in Raleigh
- The “International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment” (IWPCT) will be held in Raleigh in 2023.