Dr. Erwin Kessels is our new Scientist of the Week!

       I remember meeting Erwin several years ago through my Italian-Dutch circle of friends. As we tend to attend the same conferences, I have had the pleasure of attending several of his talks. Throughout the years he has expanded from strictly performing plasma research to becoming a pioneer in the field of atomic layer deposition (ALD). His experience spans from… Read more →

6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6) -2nd announcement

Dear colleague, On behalf of the International Society for Plasma Medicine (ISPM), we are delighted to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Plasma Medicine (ICPM-6), which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from September 4 to 9, 2016. Plasma Medicine is a new, rapidly growing field that faces many technological challenges and brings to the forefront fundamental questions… 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 →

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 →

Viswas Purohit Interview

    We end the year with Dr. Purohit’s interview here at The Science and Engineering Cafe . While the website is only 5 months old, I think we covered a wide range of plasma topics and applications: from low pressure rf plasmas to atmospheric dielectric barrier discharges (DBDs) for water sterilization and the deposition of materials.     Our Scientist… Read more →

Meet Dr. Viswas Purohit: New Scientist of the Week on The Science and Engineering Cafe

Dr. Viswas Purohit is our new Scientist of the Week! Learn more about his research and career goals in the interview that will be posted in a few days here at The Science and Engineering Cafe. Who is Viswas Purohit?      Dr. Viswas Purohit is currently an independent research consultant at Oak Ridge, TN, USA, working on the development of… Read more →

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