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Nyheim Plasma Institute Awarded NSF Grant to Start an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center C-PEAB.
C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute Awarded NSF Grant to Start an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center C-PEAB.

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President Fry and Congressman Rob Andrews observing operation of plasma gliding arc system

Director of the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute, Alexander Fridman (pictured 2nd from right) exhibits a 3D plasma gliding arc system to (pictured left to right) Assemblyman Whip Wilson, Congressman Rob Andrews, and Drexel University President, John Fry while touring the Institute's new facility in the Camden Waterfront Technology Center.

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Treatment of skin using a plasma jet

Treatment of skin and various research topics at C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute was highlighted in an award-winning issue of Drexel magazine. This issue received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence.

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Corona in water (plasma inside liquid) for environmental protection

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation collaborates with NPI to accomplish its missions in environmental protection.

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Gliding Arc Plasma Discharge

Dr. Shailesh Gangoli former NPI student now is successful researcher at Air Products Company made significant contribution to developing Gliding Arc Technology at NPI.

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure discharges

NPI investigates atmospheric pressure discharges. Dr. Michael Gallagher, our former student is now a plasma researcher at Air Products.

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Gliding Arc in tornado flow

World's most powerful Gliding Arc stabilized in tornado flow.

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The C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute is nationally and internationally renowned for our contribution to science, for our research and educational programs, for people enthusiastically participating at NPI today, and especially for our alumni successfully working in academia and industry.

NPI is recognized as the birthplace of the field of Plasma Medicine, which is emulated today at more than one hundred research centers and dozens of teaching hospitals around the world. Our team of faculty, students, and staff are committed to NPI’s educational mission and to creating a collegial research environment that supports breakthroughs in plasma science and engineering.


The C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute was formed in 2002 to stimulate and coordinate research projects related to plasma and other modern high energy engineering techniques. Today NPI is the Nation's biggest plasma research center and it is an active multidisciplinary organization involving over 25 faculty members from 6 engineering departments working in close collaboration with the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine, and College of Nursing and Health Professions. Major research directions of the Institute are focused today on plasma in Energy systems, Environmental control, Plasma electronics, and Plasma Medicine. Key projects include shale gas liquefaction, waste-to-energy conversion, hydrogen production from biomass, fuel desulfurization, produced and fracking water cleaning, water disinfection, air cleaning, plasma-assisted combustion, as well as such medical directions as treatment of cancer and other diseases, blood coagulation control, wound healing, and tissue regeneration.