DOE Plasma Science CenterDOE Plasma Science Center


The new Center for Predictive Control of Plasma Kinetics: Multi-phase and Bounded Systems is funded by a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Center is enabling fundamental research on low-temperature plasmas - ionized gases with vast potential for practical technological advancements. In particular, the Center will investigate techniques to customize the distributions of charged particles (electrons and ions) in these plasmas. A vast array of modern technologies, including renewable energy sources, lighting, microelectronics, and medicine, would not exist in the absence of low-temperature plasmas. The fundamental research that is being conducted at the Center could lead to more efficient solar cells, finer-featured microchips and new medical tools that cut and heal tissues with plasma-activated chemistry.

Director: Prof. Mark J. Kushner

Participating institutions:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Alabama/CFDRC
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Houston
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Princeton Plasma Physical Laboratory
  • University of Maryland

The DOE Plasma Science Center 4th Annual Meeting will be held on May 16-17, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Download Plasma Science Center Brochure (PDF)