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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering

PI: Steven L. Girshick, Fellow

Nanoparticles and Plasmas

This project involves the nucleation, growth, transport, and processing of nanoparticles in several different plasma systems, including both thermal and nonthermal plasmas. The researchers develop computational models in concert with ongoing laboratory experiments. Key issues include the detailed chemistry that governs particle nucleation and growth, particle charging, and interactions between the nanoparticle phase and the plasma.

Group Members

Pulkit Agarwal, Graduate Student
Aaron Beaber, Graduate Student
Adam Boies, Graduate Student
Ricky Jain, Graduate Student
Lejun Qi, Graduate Student
Weon-Gyu Shin, Research Associate