About Daphne

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A few words about Daphne…..


I always had an interest in understanding nature and observing physical phenomena… When I was 8, I decided to take apart a battery operated radio so I could figure out how it worked! I was able to put it back together, and it still worked.  As a teenager, I developed an affection for math that was later transformed into a passion for physics. Then came the love for solid state physics, materials science and finally PLASMAS !


But what do I enjoy the most??? The first thing that comes to my mind is the discovery of new things and being able to innovate.  I also enjoy the opportunity to work and interact with colleagues from other countries, ethnic backgrounds and cultures. I enjoy travelling abroad and having the chance to share knowledge & experience and also the aromas, tastes and sounds… I remember enjoying my stay at a hostel in Prague in 1999 while I was attending the 14th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-14), having a blast with friends.  I also assisted with the organization of the 16th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-16) that took place in Taormina, Italy in 2003. I will never forget the hours we spent rehearsing our talks and reading the literature to prepare for the questions that the other attendees might ask.


There is a sense of pride every time I am asked to present my research. A 20- minute presentation at a conference is the result of months -sometimes even years- of experimental work, data analyses and literature reviews. Throughout the 15+ years of research, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in academia, industry and also a government lab. I continue to learn new things every day….


So,  back to the “about me” title of this page: I am a curious scientist who strives for excellence, enjoys mentoring students and junior employees and has fun conducting research. For all the other information including list of publications, please visit my LinkedIn page: Daphne Pappas – LinkedIn profile

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