Peter Bruggeman

Peter BruggemanDr. 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.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Non-thermal plasmas in and in contact with liquids, P. Bruggeman and C. Leys, 2009, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 053001