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NSF I/UCRC PEAB: Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for High Pressure Plasma Energy, Agriculture and Biomedical Technologies

Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, 200 Federal Street, Suite 500, Camden NJ 08103

Planning Meeting
Dates: Thursday, April 20th, 2017: 8am 6pm; Friday, 21st, 2017:8am-Noon. 
DU, UM, and GWU will host a planning meeting to provide a detailed overview of the PEAB I/UCRC, share the proposed Center projects, and obtain feedback from our industrial partners

2nd announcement - The 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), Bratislava, Slovakia, September 4 to 9, 2016. 

To the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 4 to 9, 2016. 

The 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 4 to 9, 2016.

On behalf of the International Society for Plasma Medicine (ISPM), we are delighted to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 4 to 9, 2016. 

Plasma Medicine is a new, rapidly growing field that faces many technological challenges and brings to the forefront fundamental questions on the mechanisms of interaction between living organisms and gas plasma's
. The conference creates a multidisciplinary forum bringing together professionals from the fields of plasma physics, medicine, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, agriculture, and food science and industry, in order to develop a common language, to better define key challenges and open questions, to further development of international collaborations, and to move toward effective solutions. 

Please find the 2nd announcement attached and check www.icpm6.com for further information. The registration and abstract submission are now open. Check out the list of outstanding plenary and invites speakers, the fantastic selection of conference trips, and opportunities for young researcher awards and student grants.

Please note:
Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016.
Early registration fee deadline: May 31, 2016.
 For the first time the ICPM will be preceded by the international Summer School on Plasma Medicine. Information coming soon. 

We hope to see you in Bratislava, one of the pearls on the Danube River and quickly developing metropoles in the Central Europe.

1st International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture (IWOPA)

 

Announcing the 1st International (IWOPA)

We would like to announce the 1st International Workshop on Plasma Agriculture on May 15th–20th, 2016 to take place at Drexel University.


Location:
The workshop will take place at the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute in Camden, NJ.

Travel:
We recommend for you to fly to Philadelphia International Airport (code: PHL) which is very close to our Camden location.

Dates:
Sunday, May 15th, evening: Arrival, Registration, and Welcome Reception
Monday, May 17th–Thursday, May 19th: Workshop presentations
Friday, May 20th, morning: Closing ceremony

Accommodation and transportation:
We will recommend hotels in downtown Philadelphia and provide morning and evening shuttle service to and from the Workshop location.  Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided to participants.

Tentative topics:

  • Food safety
  • Plant growth
  • Plant yield
  • Germination
  • Pathogen resistance of plants
  • Food storage and transportation

More details about this workshop and call for talk proposals will be sent to you as soon as they become available.

Dedicated workshop website: http://www.iwopa.org/
We look forward to welcoming you in Philadelphia. 

 


International Conference on Plasma Medicine

Dear colleague, On behalf of the International Society for Plasma Medicine (ISPM), we are delighted to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 4 to 9, 2016. Plasma Medicine is a new, rapidly growing field that faces many technological challenges and brings to the forefront fundamental questions on the mechanisms of interaction between living organisms and gas plasmas. The conference creates a multidisciplinary forum bringing together professionals from the fields of plasma physics, medicine, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, agriculture, and food science and industry, in order to develop a common language, to better define key challenges and open questions, to further development of international collaborations, and to move toward effective solutions. This time, the ICPM-6 will be preceded by the international Summer School on Plasma Medicine. We hope to see you in Bratislava, one of the pearls on the Danube river and quickly developing metropoles in the Central Europe.

Please check www.icpm6.com for further information.

Zdenko Machala and Karol Hensel Organizers of ICPM-6

22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry

WELCOME

On behalf of the International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS), we welcome you to the 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, which will be held from the 5th to the 10th of July 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium.

ISPC 22 will be held at the City Campus of the University of Antwerp. The symposium venue is within the city centre and close to the central railway station. Antwerp is only 42 km from Brussels (Zaventem) National Airport, and 165 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport; both airports have numerous connections to major airports all over the world. Antwerp is an international city (population ~500,000), which has nevertheless succeeded in remaining pleasantly cosy and in keeping everything within convenient reach. The numerous historical monuments and museums are a tribute to its glorious past. Some of the museums have a worldwide reputation, such as the Rubens House and the Plantin-Moretus printing museum, containing unique collections.

The ISPC has gained popularity over the past few years and represents scientists from all major continents of the world. Its breadth of subject matter has now expanded and we will have sessions on both thermal and non-thermal plasmas, with emphasis ranging from fundamentals, diagnostics and modelling, plasma sources, microdischarges, plasma in liquids, to the many applications, such as plasma medicine, environmental applications and renewable energy, materials science, microelectronics, ...

We look forward to welcoming you to ISPC 22 in Antwerp!

Yours sincerely,
Annemie Bogaerts and Richard van de Sanden Symposium co-chairs

plasma symposium organizations

SCOPE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

ISPC is a major bi-annual international conference with topics encompassing the whole area of plasma chemistry and processing science. The aim of the symposium is to present and discuss the recent progress in plasma chemistry and its many applications. The whole area of plasma processing from fundamentals to applications will be covered. Topics to be treated are:

1. Fundamentalsofplasma-surfaceinteractions
2. Diagnosticsandmodellinginplasmachemistry
3. Plasmaandliquids
4. Microdischargesandmicroplasmas
5. Plasmaprocessingformicroelectronicsandnanotechnology
6. Plasmadepositionandtreatmentofinorganicandorganicfilms,incl.polymers
7. Plasmaprocessingofclusters,particles,andpowders
8. Plasmachemicalsynthesisandgasconversion
9. Environmental plasma applications: waste treatment and abatement, cleaning,

recycling, etc.
10. Plasma medicine
11. Plasma treatment of biomaterials
12. Plasma spray and thermal plasma material processing 13. Plasma-aided combustion and aerodynamics

The symposium will include plenary lectures, invited and contributed oral presentations and poster sessions. The official language of the symposium is English.

For more information click here for the full PDF 

A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute Seminar

Friday, October 24, 2014
2:30 P.M.

Results from Fulbright Research Fellowship in Seoul, South Korea:
Power source effects of soft plasma jet and the differential response of skin cancer and normal cells

Nathaniel Taylor

Abstract

The effects of pulsed power direct current energy sources were compared using an indirect discharge plasma jet applied to treat cancerous and normal skin cells. Two power supplies with different voltage and current profiles were compared and optimized through the measurement of physical parameters and evaluated through the treatment of skin cells using an atmospheric pressure nitrogen gas plasma jet. Plasma density and temperature, power output, gas output temperature, and reactive species production were measured. Cell morphology, viability, and ROS generation were investigated using florescent staining. A differential response has been shown between the normal and cancerous cell lines. The cancer cells viability reduced while normal cells did not over the same treatment time.

Nathaniel Taylor2

Nathaniel Taylor1

Industry Advisory Board Meeting

December 2-3, 2014

In accordance with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Engineering program, Drexel Plasma Institute will host the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting on December 2-3 to assess ongoing plasma research.

NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Centers Workshop

December 4th and 5th, 2014

As part of the Planning Grant project we are hosting the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Workshop at the Plasma Institute on December 4th and 5th 2014. The I/UCRC Program provides the structure for conducting research that is of interest to both industry and the university involved, including giving industry and government a means to leverage R&D investments, while providing universities opportunities to conduct industrially relevant research, and receive funding and recognition as a NSF research center. The meeting at DPI will reference such collaborative opportunities in plasma science.