OLTP Seminar Series

Online Low Temperature Plasma (OLTP) Seminar Series

Because of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, most scientific conferences, workshops, and symposia have been cancelled or postponed. The unfortunate consequence of this is that the low temperature plasma (LTP) community, like many other research communities, is now isolated without the opportunity to meet, network, and learn what’s new in our field. To remedy this situation, a bi-weekly online seminar has been organized. This seminar series, founded by Prof. Mounir Laroussi of Old Dominion University, is meant to fill the gap left open by the lack of scientific meetings and conferences. The seminar organizing committee has selected several outstanding speakers to participate by giving a 25-30 minutes lecture followed by 10-15 minutes discussion. The seminar, held on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM EST via Zoom, is free to access from anywhere in the world.

For more information, and to request the Zoom link and password, please contact Dr. Anne Bourdon (anne.bourdon@lpp.polytechnique.fr) and Dr. Igor Kaganovich (ikaganov@pppl.gov).

The OLTP seminar is sponsored by AIP Publishing and their Plasma Portfolio of Journals: Journal of Applied Physics, Physics of Plasmas, AIP Advances, and Matter and Radiation at Extremes.

OLTP Seminar Committee Members

Past Seminars


  • The Role of Plasmas in the Electrification and Decarbonization of Chemical Manufacturing
    Eray Aydill
    #s1497, Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022, 10:00am
  • Modelling low-current quasi-stationary gas discharges: mathematical aspects and a practical guide
    Mikhail S. Benilov
    #s1496, Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022, 10:00am
  • Electromagnetic Interactions in Magnetized and Non-Magnetized Plasma Metamaterials and Photonics Crystals
    Mark Cappelli
    #s1495, Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022, 10:00am
  • Plasma-combustion topic
    Laxminarayan Raja
    #s1494, Tuesday, 01 Nov 2022, 10:00am
  • APS DPP Meeting
    #s1492, Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022, 10:00am
  • GEC Conference
    #s1491, Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022, 10:00am
  • Non-equilibrium plasmas for climate change mitigation
    Deanna Lacoste
    #s1490, Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022, 10:00am
  • Modelling of thermal plasmas
    Margarita Baeva
    #s1489, Tuesday, 06 Sep 2022, 10:00am
  • Inductive discharges: past, present and future
    Tsanko Tsankov
    #s1488, Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022, 10:00am
  • Low-temperature plasma technology for inactivation of pathogenic microbial aerosol
    Dawei Liu
    #s1487, Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022, 9:00am
  • Physics of plasma jets and interaction with surfaces
    Pedro Viegas
    #s1486, Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022, 9:00am


  • Hysteresis physics of inductively coupled plasmas
    Hyo-Chang Lee
    [#s1440, 28 Jun 2022]
  • UV light technologies for disinfection and purification of water and air video
    Leonid Vasyliak , slides
    [#s1441, 14 Jun 2022]
  • Plasma focus: novel dense-hot plasma and radiation source for plasma nanotechnology and studying fusion relevant materials under extreme condition video
    Rajdeep Singh Rawat , slides
    [#s1442, 31 May 2022]
  • Fast Spectroscopy of nanosecond plasmas in liquids: the quest for signatures of direct, bubble-assisted and bubble-driven discharge mechanisms video
    Milan Simek , slides
    [#s1443, 17 May 2022]
  • Plasma processing of new materials video
    Jane Chang , slides
    [#s1444, 03 May 2022]
  • Helicon plasmas, magnetic nozzles video
    Kazunori Takahashi, slides
    [#s1445, 19 Apr 2022]
  • From arc welding to wire-arc additive manufacturing – extending the range of application of an arc plasma model video
    Tony Murphy, slides
    [#s1406, 05 Apr 2022]
  • In-orbit demonstration of an iodine electric propulsion system


    Dmytro Rafalsky
    [#s1456, 31 Mar 2022]
  • Characterization of a radio-frequency inductively coupled electrothermal plasma thruster


    Trevor Lafleur
    [#s1455, 31 Mar 2022]
  • Tutorial on optical diagnostics of methane plasma
    Tim Chen, slides
    [#s1405, 22 Mar 2022]
  • Plasma oncology


    Vandana Miller
    [#s1454, 17 Mar 2022]
  • What LTP community needs to know about EXB discharges


    Jean-Pierre Boeuf, slides
    [#s1404, 08 Mar 2022]
  • Towards Kinetic Whole Device Modeling of Low-Temperature Plasma Devices - Algorithms and Computer Science video
    Tasman Powis, slides
    [#s1403, 22 Feb 2022]
  • Understanding the mechanisms of non-thermal plasma treatments on seeds video
    Alexandra Waskow, slides
    [#s1402, 08 Feb 2022]
  • Nonlinear Transmission Line (NTL) Study of Electromagnetic Modes in Capacitive Discharges video
    Emi Kawamura, slides
    [#s1401, 25 Jan 2022]
  • Classical Langmuir probe diagnostics: Validity, problems and their resolution video


    Valery Godyak, slides
    [#s1400, 11 Jan 2022]