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.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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