Daphne Pappas

Dirk Hegemann Interview

Greetings from Zurich! It’s travel day for me today, I’m heading to Athens to speak at the iplasmanano conference that starts in a few days. So this is the perfect place to post Dirk Hegemann’s interview. Dirk works at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Wish I had a longer layover to visit Dirk at his lab! Enjoy… Read more →

Dr. Dirk Hegemann is our New Scientist of the Week

   This week, The Science and Engineering Cafe takes us back to Europe to honor Dr. Dirk Hegemann from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa). Dirk is a world-renowned expert in the field of plasma polymers but aside from his deep involvement in high level research, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the… Read more →

Natalie Chernets Interview

It is so important to hear from young professionals! Dr. Natalie Chernets, our Scientist of the Week, confirms this with an amazing interview she provided to The Science and Engineering Cafe. She talks about the current status and future of Plasma Medicine, the Gordon Research Conference and some of the challenges that international students face.  I have nothing else to… Read more →

Dr. Natalie Chernets is our new Scientist of the Week

Happy Autumn to all of you! It has been a busy summer for me and for our new Scientist of the Week, Dr. Natalie Chernets. Among other things, Natalie co-chaired the Gordon Research Seminar on Plasma Processing Science and gave a talk on “Deciphering plasma/tissue interactions to develop appropriate medical treatments” at the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine that… Read more →

Sylvain Coulombe Interview

Our featured Scientist of the Week, Dr. Sylvain Coulombe (http://ppl.research.mcgill.ca/people/coulombe/) has dedicated his entire career in studying plasmas and exploring potential applications. He is also chairing the 23rd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry that will take place in July 2017 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. For more information visit: http://ispc23.conference.mcgill.ca I am a big supporter of this conference, as I have… Read more →

Dr. Sumit Agarwal is our new Scientist of the Week!

Meet Dr. Sumit Agarwal, our New Scientist of the Week! After featuring 2 scientists from Europe last month, we are now back in the United States to learn more about Prof. Agarwal’s research and career. I look forward to posting Sumit’s interview next week!   Daphne Pappas       Sumit Agarwal is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological… Read more →

Matteo Gherardi Interview

What makes research work special? For it is the satisfaction of discovering new things and being able to interpret what’s happening in nature (and in the lab!). But what is the point of doing all this? Can our research be applied, for example, can it save lives? Well, our Scientist of the Week Dr. Matteo Gherardi, is a bright example… Read more →

Dr. Matteo Gherardi is our new Scientist of the Week!

Our new Scientist of the Week is Dr. Matteo Gherardi! Matteo is a member of the Research Group for Industrial Applications of Plasmas (http://plasmagroup.ing.unibo.it) at the University of Bologna, Italy. The group is led by Professor Vittorio Colombo, current president of the International Plasma Chemistry Society. The prestigious group is conducting research in a wide range of topics: from nanoparticle… Read more →

Erwin Kessels Interview

How does someone become successful in his/her job? My suggestion is to ask Dr. Erwin Kessels. There is no doubt that he has accomplished a lot in his career: he became a full professor at a young age, is a sought-after speaker at international conferences, has authored more than 200 publications and recently became Associate Editor of the Journal of… Read more →

Souvik Ghosh Interview

Souvik Ghosh, our Scientist of the Week, spends countless hours in the Sankaran Laboratory (http://microplasma.case.edu) at Case Western Reserve University. He is very creative and innovative. I have often observed him construct electrodes and components of research equipment using low-cost materials that are available in the lab. He works long hours and it is more than obvious that he enjoys… Read more →

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