Plasma for Life Sciences



Dr. Stapelmann studies the interactions of technical plasmas with biological systems on a macromolecular level. Her focus is on the characterization and optimization of plasma discharges used for biomedical applications and the understanding and improvement of plasmas used e.g. in medicine. The applications range from wound healing to air purification, sterilization of medical instruments as well as for planetary protection purposes. Furthermore, plasma-liquid interactions and plasma discharges in liquids belong to the repertoire. Picture_Stapelmann



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. Read more:


IWPCT 2020 to be held in Raleigh

The “International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment” will be held in Raleigh from March 23 – 25, 2020. Read more: