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


  • From arc welding to wire-arc additive manufacturing – extending the range of application of an arc plasma model
    Tony Murphy
    #s1406, Tuesday, 05 Apr 2022, 9:00am
  • Tutorial on optical diagnostics of methane plasma
    Tim Chen
    #s1405, Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022, 9:00am
  • What LTP community needs to know about EXB discharges
    Jean-Pierre Boeuf
    #s1404, Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022, 9:00am
  • Towards Kinetic Whole Device Modeling of Low-Temperature Plasma Devices - Algorithms and Computer Science
    Tasman Powis
    #s1403, Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022, 9:00am
  • Understanding the mechanisms of non-thermal plasma treatments on seeds
    Alexandra Waskow
    #s1402, Tuesday, 08 Feb 2022, 9:00am
  • Nonlinear Transmission Line (NTL) Study of Electromagnetic Modes in Capacitive Discharges
    Emi Kawamura
    #s1401, Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022, 9:00am


  • Classical Langmuir probe diagnostics: Validity, problems and their resolution video
    Valery Godyak, slides
    [#s1400, 11 Jan 2022]