Teacher & Organisation of the summer school

Achim von Keudell

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Achim von Keudell is professor for experimental physics at Ruhr-University Bochum since 2003. Before, he was staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Munich.

A. von Keudell specialised in plasma and surfaces physics. His experience encompasses in-situ ellipsometry, infrared spectroscopy and treatment of surfaces with plasma discharges. His group has been the first to quantify elementary surface processes in plasma surface interactions involving hydrocarbon radicals and hydrogen atoms. These serve as model experiments for the understanding of thin film growth in glow discharges.

The projects until 2010 focussed on plasma technology particularly with regard to clusters in plasmas and plasma sterilisation. Since a few years, the research on reactive microplasmas developed with the emphasis on the fundamental understanding of the reaction chemistry as well as on on reactive magnetron sputtering and HPPMS discharges.


  • Direct insertion of SiH3 radicals into strained Si-Si surface bonds during plasma deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon films, A. von Keudell, J.R. Abelson, Phys. Rev. B. 59, 5791 (1999)

  • Elementary processes in plasma-surface interaction:H-atom and ion-induced chemisorption of methyl on hydrocarbon film surfaces (review), A. von Keudell, W. Jacob, Progress in Surface Science 26, 21-54 (2004)

  • Atmospheric microplasma jet source as depositing tool, J. Benedikt, K. Focke, A. Yanguas-Gil, A- von Keudell, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 251504 (2006)

  • Origin of the energetic ions at the substrate generated during high power pulsed magnetron sputtering of titanium, C Maszl, W Breilmann, J Benedikt and A von Keudell, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47 224002 (2014)

Ana Sobota

Ana Sobota is an associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the group Elementary Processes in Gas discharges. She received her PhD in 2011 at TU/e on the studies of high frequency breakdown in noble gasses. She spent a year at Ecole Polytechnique in 2013 setting up electric field measurements in non-thermal plasma jets, which is the main topic of her interest to this day. Ana focuses on atmospheric pressure discharges for applications in medicine and for that reason works with a wide variety of people from other research domains, such as biology and medicine.

Annemie Bogaerts

Annemie BogaertsAnnemie Bogaerts was born in Wilrijk, Belgium, on October 25, 1971. She received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Antwerp (1996). She is full professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and head of the research group PLASMANT.
The group performs research on modeling of plasmas and plasma-surface interactions, for various applications, mainly environmental applications (CO2 conversion into value-added chemicals and fuels), medical applications (mainly for cancer treatment), nanotechnology and microelectronics, and analytical chemistry. Besides, the group also performs experimental research on plasma-based CO2 conversion and plasma treatment of cancer cells. She has written around 420 peer-reviewed publications since 1995, and she has more than 12,000 citations, resulting in a h-index of 54. She has presented almost 170 invited talks at international conferences (since 1998) and 63 invited seminar talks (since 1995).


  • Plasma Catalysis: Synergistic Effects at the Nanoscale. E. C. Neyts, K. Ostrikov, M. K. Sunkara and A. Bogaerts, Chemical Reviews 115 (2015) 13408-13446.

  • Effect of liquid peroxidation on membrane permeability of cancer and normal cells subjected to oxidative stress, J. Van der Paal, E.C. Neyts, C.C.W. Verlackt and A. Bogaerts, Chem. Sci. 7 (2016) 489-498.

  • CO2 conversion in a dielectric barrier discharge plasma: N2 in the mix as a helping hand or problematic impurity? R. Snoeckx, S. Heijkers, K. Van Wesenbeeck, S. Lenaerts and A. Bogaerts, Energy & Environmental Science 9, 999-1011 (2016).

Antonio Tejero-del-Caz

Antonio Tejero-del-Caz was born in Córdoba, Spain, on October 15th 1987. He received his PhD degree in Physics in June 2016, from the University of Córdoba (Spain). Antonio Tejero-del-Caz specialised in high-performance computing, GPGPU, and the development of CUDA enabled PIC algorithms for the study of sheaths in low pressure plasma and plasma-solid interaction. From September 2016 he is a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear within Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal) where he is working in the N-Plasmas Reactive: Modelling and Engineering (N-PRiME) group. His current research is focused in the modelling and simulation of low-temperature plasmas of interest for biological and environmental applications. He is the main developer of the LisbOn KInetics (LoKI) tool suit, a set of computational tools to obtain numerical solutions of the electron Boltzmann equation (LoKI-B) and its self-consistent coupling with a global model to study the plasma chemistry (LoKI-C).


List of publications

  • A. Tejero-del-Caz, V. Guerra, D. Gonçalves, M.L. da Silva, L. Marques, N. Pinhão, C. D. Pintassilgo and L. L. Alves, The LisbOn KInetics Boltzmann solver, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28 (2019) 043001. doi:10.1088/1361-6595/ab0537

  • V. Guerra, A. Tejero-del-Caz, C. D. Pintassilgo and L. L. Alves, Modelling N2-O2 plasmas: volume and surface kinetics, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. In Press (2019)

  • A. Tejero-del-Caz, J.I. Fernández Palop, J.M. Díaz-Cabrera, G.F. Regodón, R. Carmona-Cabezas, J. Ballesteros, Ion injection in electrostatic particle-in-cell simulations of the ion sheath, J. Comput. Phys. 350 (2017) 747–758. doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2017.09.018

  • A. Tejero-del-Caz, J.I. Fernández Palop, J.M. Díaz-Cabrera, J. Ballesteros, Radial-to-orbital motion transition in cylindrical Langmuir probes studied with particle-in-cell simulations, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 25 (2016) 01LT03. doi:10.1088/0963-0252/25/1/01LT03

  • J.M. Díaz-Cabrera, J. Ballesteros, J.I.F. Palop, A. Tejero-del-Caz, Experimental radial motion to orbital motion transition in cylindrical Langmuir probes in low pressure plasmas, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24 (2015) 25026. doi:10.1088/0963-0252/24/2/025026.

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Gérard Henrion

Gerard HenrionGérard Henrion has been awarded the PhD Degree in plasmas physics at the University of Nancy in 1985. He then joined the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in 1988 where he developed skills and expertise in plasma diagnostics. Until December 2013 he got the position of scientific deputy director of Institut Jean Lamour, a research institute of about 500 people with research topics on materials, nanosciences, plasmas, metallurgy and surfaces. He is a senior scientist working in the field of plasmas assisted surface treatments. He has got expertise in plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, plasmas nanoscience, chemical vapour deposition of thin films and, for the last decade, he has been strongly involved in electrolytic plasmas.

Jan Benedikt

Jan BenediktJan Benedikt is a full professor at Kiel University in the field of atmospheric and low-pressure non-equilibrium plasma physics with focus on plasma diagnostic, plasma-surface interaction including the field of plasma medicine and interaction with liquids, and on synthesis of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, and thin films especially with respect to understanding of growth mechanisms and plasma-chemistry pathways. He studied physics, and especially plasma physics, at the University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic, and obtained his PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology (2004). He was awarded Hans-Werner-Osthoff Plasma Physics Prize in 2009 and John Coburn and Harold Winters Student Award in Plasma Science and Technology at AVS conference in 2003. He is author of eighty-five peer-reviewed articles including four review articles, and has been invited more than forty times to give an invited conference talk or lecture course.


  • S. Schneider, F. Jarzina, J.-W. Lackmann, J. Golda, V. Layes, V. Schulz-von der Gathen, J. Bandow, J. Benedikt, Summarizing results on the performance of a selective set of atmospheric plasma jets for separation of photons and reactive particles, J. Phys.D: Appl. Phys. 48 (2015) 444001

  • J. Benedikt, A. Hecimovic, D. Ellerweg, A. von Keudell, Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry of Reactive Plasmas, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45 (2012) 403001

  • J. Benedikt, Plasma-chemical reactions: low pressure acetylene plasmas, J. Phys. D 43 (2010) 043001

Jean-Paul Booth

Jean-Paul Booth is a CNRS research director at the Laboratoire de Physique de Plasmas at Ecole Polytechnique near Paris. In 2006-08 he took time away from CNRS to work at Lam Research Corporation in California, where he was a technical director responsible for sensors and endpoint detection applied to plasma etch reactors.

Before 2000 he was a CNRS researcher at Université de Grenoble. JP Booth specialises in the experimental study of physics and chemistry occurring in plasmas in reactive gases at low pressures, and their interaction with surfaces. He long focussed on radiofrequency plasmas for materials processing in the microelectronics industry, but is now working on more fundamental questions and rigorous model validation.

He has developed and applied many novel optical diagnostic techniques (one- and two-photon laser-induced fluorescence, broad-band absorption spectroscopy, cavity ring-down spectroscopy, synchrotron vacuum-ultraviolet absorption) to measure reactive species densities and kinetics, as well as electrical probes, microwave resonance techniques for plasma physics parameters, and simpler sensors for in-situ control of industrial plasma processes.

He also has an interest in the physics of capacitively-coupled radiofrequency plasmas: breakdown, electromagnetic effects in VHF plasmas, tailored voltage waveform excitation for control of ion and electron fluxes and energy distributions. 

Key Publications


Jean-Pierre van Helden

Jean-Pierre van Helden is the head of department Plasma Diagnostics at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology and a lecturer in experimental physics at the University of Greifswald. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands (2006). From 2007 until 2012, he was a postdoctoral research assistant at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His main research interest are the kinetics and chemistry of low and atmospheric pressure plasmas and laser spectroscopy with a particular focus on the development of diagnostics to characterise plasmas and their interactions with surfaces. Since a few years, the focus has been on cavity-enhanced laser based diagnostics for plasmas using novel lasers in the mid- and far-infrared, including frequency comb spectroscopy. He is an associate editor of the Journal Contributions to Plasma Physics. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has given almost 30 invited talks.



  • J.H. van Helden, W. Wagemans, G. Lombardi, G. Yagci, R.A.B. Zijlmans, G.D. Stancu, J. Röpcke, D.C. Schram, and R. Engeln, Detailed study of the plasma-activated catalytic generation of ammonia in N2-H2plasmas, J.  Appl. Phys. 101, 043305 (2007)
  • G. Hancock, J.H. van Helden, R. Peverall, G.A.D. Ritchie, and R.J. Walker, Direct and wavelength modulation spectroscopy using a cw external cavity quantum cascade laser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 201110 (2009)
  • J.H. van Helden, N. Lang, U. Macherius, H. Zimmermann, and J. Röpcke, Sensitive trace gas detection with cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy using a continuous wave external-cavity quantum cascade laser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 131114 (2013)
  • S. Reuter, J. S. Sousa, G.D. Stancu, and J.H. van Helden, Review on VUV to Mid-IR absorption spectroscopy of atmospheric pressure plasma jets, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 054001 (2015)
  • M. Gianella, S. Reuter, S. A. Press, A. Schmidt-Bleker, J. H. van Helden, and G. A. D Ritchie, HO2reaction kinetics in an atmospheric pressure plasma jet determined by cavity ring-down spectroscopy, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27, 095013 (2018).

Luca Matteo Martini

Luca Matteo Martini is a researcher at the University of Trento (UniTN), Department of Physics in the Atomic and Molecular Physics group. Before, he was a postdoc at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics in the Plasma & Materials Processing group, and at UniTN.

He received his Ph.D. in Physics in January 2015 at UniTN with a thesis on the investigation of the gas composition and gas temperature in atmospheric pressure plasmas by laser induced fluorescence and time-resolved absorption spectroscopy. His main research interests are the study of plasma mediated processes (in particular, CO2 splitting, dry reforming, VOC abatement, and plasma-enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition) and the development of advanced optical diagnostic techniques.



  1. Time-resolved CO2 dissociation in a nanosecond pulsed discharge, L.M. Martini, S. Lovascio, G. Dilecce, P. Tosi, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 38, 707 (2018)
  2. Reactivity of fatty acid methyl esters under atmospheric pressure plasma jet exposure: An experimental and theoretical study, L.M. Martini, A. Maranzana, G. Tonachini, G. Bortolotti, M. Scapinello, M. Scotoni, G. Guella, G. Dilecce, P. Tosi, Plasma Processes and Polymers 14, 1600254 (2017)
  3. Conversion of CH4/CO2 by a nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharge, M. Scapinello, L.M. Martini, G. Dilecce, P. Tosi, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49, 075602 (2016)
  4. Laser induced fluorescence in atmospheric pressure discharges, G. Dilecce, L.M. Martini, P. Tosi, M. Scotoni, S. De Benedictis, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 24, 034007 (2015)

Luís L. Alves

AlvesLuís L. Alves was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He received the PhD degree in Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon Technical University (1993) and he was a postdoctoral fellow at Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas (France) in 1997. He is a Professor of Physics at IST and the Head of the group N-Plasmas Reactive: Modelling and Engineering (N-PRiME) of Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN) with IST. His field of work is the modelling and simulation of low-temperature plasmas, using a research methodology that involves the formulation of the problem, the development / updating of a numerical tool, including its verification through benchmarking against other codes, and the validation of the physical model by comparison with the experiment. Over the years he has developed many different numerical codes, extending from the numerical solution of the electron Boltzmann equation to the development of multi-dimensional dynamic models for reactive gas/plasma systems. Recently, he launched the basis for the synergistic development of the LIsbOn Kinetics (LoKI) numerical code and the associated KInetic Testbed (KIT). His research focuses on the study of microwave and radio-frequency discharges, of interest for material science, biological and environmental applications.


  • A. Tejero-del-Caz, V. Guerra, D. Gonçalves, M. Lino da Silva, L. Marques, N. Pinhão, C.D. Pintassilgo and L. L. Alves, "The LisbOn KInetics Boltzmann solver", Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., 28 043001 (2019)
  • L. L. Alves, A. Bogaerts, V. Guerra and M. M. Turner, "Foundations of modelling of nonequilibrium low-temperature plasmas", Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27023002 (2018)
  • V. Guerra, T. Silva, P. Ogloblina, M. Grofulović, L. Terraz, M. Lino da Silva, C.D. Pintassilgo, L.L. Alves and O. Guaitella, "The case for in situ resource utilisation for oxygen production on Mars by nonequilibrium plasmas", Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 2611LT01 (2017)
  • P. Coche, V. Guerra and L.L. Alves, "Microwave air plasmas in capillaries at low pressure I. Self-consistent modeling", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49235207 (2016)

Marc Böke

BökeMarc Böke was born in Bochum, Germany, on November 15, 1972. He received his PhD degree in Physics at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) with a PhD thesis dealing with Lithium atoms as probes for reactive plasmas. After his PhD he worked as executive secretary of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Plasmaphysik (APP) &
Center of Excellence Plasma Science and Technology (CPST) at Ruhr-University Bochum. He is PI in several collaborative research projects at the Research Department “Plasmas with Complex Interactions” at RUB and works on diagnostic methods of low temperature plasmas, physics of microplasmas and
plasma technology (e.g. plasma coatings on polymers). As a co-founder of a spin-off company in the field of plasma technology he was involved in the design of plasma sources for coating, functionalization or sterilization applications. Since 2001 he is responsible for the organization and the scientific concept of the school.


Key publications

  • B. Niermann, M. Böke, N. Sadeghi, and J. Winter, ”Space resolved density measurements of argon and helium metastable atoms in radio-frequency generated He-Ar micro-plasmas”, Eur. Phys. J. D 60, (2010) 489-495, doi:10.1140/epjd/e2010-00166-8

  • A.P. Ehiasarian, A. Hecimovic, T. de los Arcos, R. New, V. Schulz-von der Gathen, M. Böke, and J. Winter, “High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering Discharges: Instabilities and Plasma Self-Organization“, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, (2012) 114101, doi: 10.1063/1.3692172

  • M. Lapke, T. Mussenbrock, and R. P. Brinkmann, C. Scharwitz, M. Böke, and J. Winter “Modeling and simulation of the plasma absorption probe”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, (2007) 121502, doi:/10.1063/1.2714202

Marina Prenzel

Richard EngelnMarina Prenzel is Science Manager of the Research Department 'Plasmas with Complex Interactions' at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RD Plasma). She received her Ph.D. in physics in 2013 on a study of reactive magnetron sputtering. For three years she worked as a Potdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim (Germany) and moved at the beginning of 2017 back again to RUB, where she is responsible for the scientific organisation of the RD Plasma.


  •  Formation of crystalline gamma-Al2O3 induced by variable substrate biasing during reactive magnetron sputtering, 

    M. Prenzel, A. Kortmann, A. von Keudell, F. Nahif, J. M. Schneider, M. Shihab, and R. P. Brinkmann

    J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 46  (8), (2013) 084004


  • Time-resolved measurement of film growth during high-power pulsed magnetron sputtering (HIPIMS) of titanium

    F. Mitschker, M. Prenzel, J. Benedikt, C. Maszl, and A. von Keudell

    J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 46  (15), (2013) 155204

  • Investigation of different pre-treated multi-walled carbon nanotubes by Raman spectroscopy
    P. Düngen, M. Prenzel, C. Van Stappen, N. Pfänder, . Heumann, R. Schlögl
    Materials Sciences and Applications 8 (8), 628-641 (2017)

Nicholas Braithwaite

Nicholas BraithwaiteNicholas Braithwaite is Professor of Engineering Physics at The Open University, where his research group works on the physics of ‘technological’ plasmas - ionised media that are used to engineer the shape and properties of thin films and surfaces. His main interests are in monitoring and control of electrically sustained plasmas for microelectronic fabrication, lighting and biomedical applications. He has been on the editorial board of the journal of Plasma Sources Science & Technology since 1998.


Olivier Guaitella

Olivier GuaitellaOlivier Guaitella is a researcher of the Non Thermal Plasma group from Laboratory of Plasma Physics in Ecole Polytechnique near Paris. He has received is PhD degree in Physics in 2006 at Ecole Polytechnique, member of Paris Saclay University. His main research interests are focus on plasma surface interactions and their influence on non-equilibrium plasma kinetics at elevated pressure. This work finds applications for indoor air treatment, Plasma/catalyst coupling, plasma in liquids, plasma jets and more recently CO2 recycling after spending a one year secondment in the group of Richard Engeln at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. He has also a strong interest in the development of new diagnostics techniques and has especially an expertise in infrared absorption techniques. He is member of the steering committee of the french non thermal plasma network since 2013.


  • Gas temperature measurements in oxygen plasmas by high-resolution Two-Photon Absorption Laser-induced Fluorescence, JP Booth, D Marinov, M Foucher, O Guaitella, D Bresteau, L Cabaret, Journal of Instrumentation 10 (11), C11003

  • Oxidation of isopropanol and acetone adsorbed on TiO 2 under plasma generated ozone flow: Gas phase and adsorbed species monitoring, C Barakat, P Gravejat, O Guaitella, F Thevenet, A Rousseau, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 147, 302-313

  • Modes of underwater discharge propagation in a series of nanosecond successive pulses, I Marinov, O Guaitella, A Rousseau, SM Starikovskaia, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (46), 464013

  • Experimentally obtained values of electric field of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet impinging on a dielectric surface, A Sobota, O Guaitella, E Garcia-Caurel Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (37), 372001

Pascal Chabert

Pascal Chabert obtained his PhD in Orsay University in 1999. After his PhD, he worked for eight months at UC Berkeley (USA) as a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of prof. Michael A. Lieberman. In 2000 he entered the CNRS to work at the Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) as a permanent researcher in LPP. His main research field is plasma physics and plasma processing. Until recently, the main area of application of his research has been plasma etching for microelectronics. However, in the last few years he has started activities in Plasma Propulsion for space application.


  • In 2007, he received the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics.
  • In 2010, he organized in Paris (France) the 63rd Gaseaous Electronics Conference (GEC), joined with the 7th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP).
  • In 2011, he co-authored a text book on the Physics of Radiofrequency Plasmas with N. StJ. Braithwaite (The Open University).
  • In 2014, he received the William Crookes Prize delivered by the European Physical Society and Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST).

Key publications

  • Collisionless heating in capacitive discharges enhanced by dual frequency excitation, M. M. Turner and P. Chabert, Phys. Rev. Lett., 96 (2006) 205001
  • Electromagnetic effects in high frequency capacitive discharges used for plasma processing, P. Chabert, J. Phys. D, Topical Review, 40 (2007) R63-R73
  • Chabert P., Turner M., A model for tailored-waveform radiofrequency sheaths, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 (23) 23LT02 (2017)

Dr. Peter Bruggeman

Peter Bruggeman

Dr. Peter Bruggeman is currently Professor and Associate Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Director of the High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory. Professor Bruggeman obtained his PhD from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2008 and was an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands from 2009 till he joined the University of Minnesota in 2013. His primary research interests are plasma-liquid interaction and non-equilibrium plasma kinetics and chemistry applied to plasma processes for environmental, biomedical and renewable energy technologies.


Professor Bruggeman received several awards including the 2012 Hershkowitz Early Career Award, the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal and Prize in Plasma Physics, the 2016 US Department of Energy Early Career Award and the 2018 American Vacuum Society Peter Mark Memorial Award. He is section editor for Low-temperature plasmas of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics and an elected member of the board of directors of the International Society of Plasma Chemistry. 


Professor Bruggeman published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals of which 12 have been selected as journal highlights. He has delivered invited and keynote lectures at over 70 international meetings.


  • Identification of the biologically active liquid chemistry induced by a nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet, K. Wende, P. Williams, J. Dalluge, W. Van Gaens, H. Aboubakr, J. Bischof, T. von Woedtke, S. M. Goyal, K.-D. Weltmann, A. Bogaerts, K. Masur and P.J. Bruggeman, 2015, Biointerphases 10, 029518

  • Gas temperature determination from rotational lines in non-equilibrium plasmas: a review, P.J. Bruggeman, N. Sadeghi, D.C. Schram. V. Linss, 2013, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 023001

  • Electron densities and energies of a guided argon streamer in argon and air environments, S. Hübner, S. Hofmann, E.M. van Veldhuizen and P.J. Bruggeman, 2013, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 22 065011

  • Non-thermal plasmas in and in contact with liquids, P. Bruggeman and C. Leys, 2009, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 053001

Richard Engeln

Richard EngelnRichard Engeln is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1991 from the Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) on a spectroscopic study of molecules containing methyl groups. After almost two years working as a project manager in the R&D division of Stork X-cel, he started working as a postdoc in the group of Prof. D.C. Schram at the TU/e. He studied the transport properties of hydrogen molecules in a plasma expansion by means of CARS.
In 1995 he joined the group of Prof. dr. Gerard Meijer at the RUN, and worked for several years on the development of novel ultra-sensitive absorption detection schemes. Since 1998 he works at the TU/e, first as assistant and since 2005 as associate professor. His research focuses on the study of plasma-surface interactions leading to the formation of new molecules, and the development of optical diagnostics to study these interactions in-situ.


  • Fluid modeling of CO2 dissociation in a dielectric barrier discharge,
    Srinath Ponduri, Markus Becker, Stefan Welzel, M. van de Sanden, Detlef Loffhagen, and Richard Engeln,
    119, 093301 (2016)

  • CO and byproduct formation during CO2 reduction in dielectric barrier discharges
    F. Brehmer, S. Welzel, M.C.M. van de Sanden, and R. Engeln,
    J. Appl. Phys. 116, 123303 (2014)

  • Detailed H(n=2) density measurements in a magnetized hydrogen plasma jet, W.E.N. van Harskamp, C.M. Brouwer, D.C. Schram, M.C.M. van de Sanden and R. Engeln
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 21, 024009 (2012)

Thomas Field