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Loughborough University


LE11-3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

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Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk

Brief presentation of the institution

Originally founded in 1909 as a Technical Institute, the University was granted its Royal Charter in 1966. Loughborough has always been at the forefront of engineering and technology, but has strengths in many other areas including; sport and sports technology, art and design, business studies, the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The University comprises 20 academic schools and departments which support 16,000 students, 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. It has over 40 research institutes and centres and five interdisciplinary research schools.

Over the past 10 years the Plasma and Pulsed Power Group (P3G) at Loughborough University has developed near room temperature atmospheric plasmas and ultrashort and highly repetitive pulsed electric fields for novel applications in the fields of engineering, biomedicine, environmental science and food industry. We focus equally on basic principles and technological challenges and aim at translating advances in fundamental understanding into novel practical solutions.

Main Plasma with liquids related topics

  • Physical and chemical processes initiated by low-temperature atmospheric- pressure plasmas in contact with organic liquids
  • Synthesis and characterization of chemical probes for the diagnostic of low-temperature atmospheric- pressure plasmas
  • Physical, chemical and biological processes initiated by low-temperature atmospheric- pressure plasmas in contact with biological matter
  • Plasma diagnostics: optical emission/absorption spectroscopy (UV,visible/IR), electrical measurements, ICCD imaging
  • Development of plasma systems (power supplies, reactors)
  • Plasma modelling: dynamics and chemistry of low-temperature atmospheric- pressure plasmas

Main Plasma with liquids related research techniques and equipment

  • Power supplies: DC high-voltage source, high-frequency high-voltage source, RF sources, pulsed sources
  • Plasma rigs: Plasma jets, pin-liquid reactor, parallel-plate reactors • Plasma diagnostics: time and wavelength resolved spectroscopy; ICCD imaging of plasmas; electrical probes for measuring high voltage/currents and fast transients; measurement of electric fields by optical means (Kerr effect)
  • Computational models: Plasma (Fluid and PIC-MCC) and biofilms
  • Chemical analysis of liquid and gaseous products: UV-VIS spectroscopy; FTIR spectroscopy; fluorescence spectroscopy; HPLC; GC; MS; NMR; elemental analysis
  • Biological facilities: Fully equipped Class II facilities for cultivation and analysis of cells and microorganisms

Brief information on available facilities related to Plasma with liquids

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

Participation in Working Groups

Members:

  • Hemaka Bandulasena
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    Position: Professor
  • Colum Breen
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    Position: PhD student
  • Benjamin R Buckley
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    Position: Professor
  • Stephen Butler
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    Position: Professor
  • Carlos Castello-Beltran
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    Position: Researcher
  • Benjamin Fitzpatrick
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    Position: PhD student
  • James Fuster
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    Position: PhD student
  • Felipe Iza
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    Position: Professor
  • Faraz Montazersadgh
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    Position: PhD student
  • Bucur Novac
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    Position: Professor
  • Dayo Ogunyinka
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    Position: PhD student
  • Juliet Ojiako
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    Position: PhD student
  • Juliet Ojiako
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    Position: PhD student
  • Adriano Randi
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    Position: PhD student
  • Junchen Ren
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    Position: PhD student
  • Muhammad Shaban
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    Position: PhD student
  • Gilbert Shama
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    Position: Professor
  • Alex Shaw
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    Position: PhD student
  • Roger Smith
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    Position: Professor
  • Dmitri Tseluiko
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    Position: Professor
  • Alec Wright
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    Position: PhD student

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