CFDRC helping to connect the plasma universe to plasma technology in Alabama

Huntsville, AL | September 21, 2017 – CFD Research Corporation is a key member of a new $20M National Science Foundation (NSF) plasma technology research project funded through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. The award signifies the recognition of CFDRC contributions to plasma science and technologies.

The project led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), focuses on understanding the processes and interactions of low-temperature plasmas and will use this knowledge to develop technologies for applications ranging from aerospace and manufacturing to food safety. The research includes theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to understand, predict and control low-temperature plasmas and the preparation of novel materials with unique electronic, optical, mechanical and biological properties.

“Potential applications include the development of plasma treatments for prosthetic materials, and the disinfection of plant seed and food,” said Dr. Gary Zank, principal investigator for the EPSCoR project. “The project will share resources and leverage partnerships among Alabama institutions of higher learning and industries and establish national and international collaborations and support industry internship applications for graduate and undergraduate students.”

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