Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dr. Brendan Niemira is our new Scientist of the Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) estimate that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases. At least once a week we hear about outbreaks affecting vegetables, meats and other types of food that we consume on a daily basis.  This week’s featured Scientist of… Read more →

Fiorenza Fanelli Interview

     About 13 years ago I met a young scientist who had just started working on atmospheric plasmas. At that time, I was about to complete my doctoral studies in the field of low pressure, radiofrequency plasmas, but I was fascinated by the potential of generating plasmas using atmospheric pressure conditions. Her excitement was so evident every time she… Read more →

Dr. Fiorenza Fanelli is our new Scientist of the Week

This week, The Science and Engineering Cafe travels to Europe, specifically beautiful Italy! Our featured scientist is Dr. Fiorenza Fanelli, a longtime friend and renowned expert in the field of atmospheric plasmas. For those not familiar with her research work, see the biographical sketch below. Her interview will be published later this week.       Fiorenza Fanelli  is a… Read more →

Michelle Mann Interview

I met Michelle at the AVS conference a few months ago when I attended her presentation on plasma treatment of materials. I was very impressed with her results and her confidence while presenting her research. The quality of her research was no surprise to me, as she is studying with one of the most respected scientists in our field, Dr.… Read more →

Michelle Mann selected as Scientist of the Week on the Science and Engineering Cafe

Happy New Year to all!   We start the new year with a breath of fresh air! Our first Scientist of the Week is Michelle Mann, a young and very promising researcher from Colorado State University working in Dr. Ellen Fisher’s group. Michelle’s interview will be posted in the next few days.     Here is some information about Michelle,… Read more →

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