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Employment Opportunities

The C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute was created in 2002. Today NPI is the largest university-based research engineering center focused on plasma science and technology in the US.

NPI’s mission is to advance our understanding of plasma, and to develop and apply plasma-based solutions to major societal challenges in areas such as, but not limited to, energy, medicine & environmental remediation and control.

NPI is located at 200 Federal Street, Suite 500, Camden, NJ 08103.

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Applied Plasma Physics Laboratory at the C&J Nyheim Plasma Institute invites applications for two Ph.D. student positions to participate in experimental research in physics and chemistry of atmospheric pressure nanosecond-pulsed plasmas in and above liquids, as well as their applications.

The successful candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering (mechanical, electrical or closely related field), high motivation and commitment to research, and good English skills. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be expected to apply for Drexel University Ph.D. program at the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Chemical and Biological Engineering (

To apply, please send a single PDF document containing CV, motivation letter describing the research interests and career goals, skills and experience, and arrange for one letter of reference. Applications and inquiries should be sent to

For more information about the research activities of the group, please visit