Lucas Schaper, from the Centre for Plasma Physics, won First Prize in the Student Poster Competition at the International Conference on the Physics of Ionised Gases (ICPGIG) held in Cancun Mexico in July 2009.
His poster was entitled “Formation of low voltage micro-plasmas in a liquid environment” and which reported studies of the fundamental physics and chemistry of plasma scalpels which are used in sports injury and spinal operations.
Drs Brendan Dromey and Deborah O’Connell from the Centre of Plasma Physics at Queen’s University Belfast have both been awarded EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowships.
These Fellowships seek to identify early stage researchers who have the potential to become world leading authorities in their research fields. They provide salary and support for their research for 5 years.
The competition for these Fellowships is intense and it is a great personal achievement for Brendan and Deborah.
The award of two Fellowships in one year to members of the Centre for Plasma Physics is also recognition of the excellence of the quality of the research carried out by the academic and research staff and postgraduate students in the Centre.
The IUPAP young scientist medal and prize in plasma physics
has been awarded to Dr. Timo Gans of the Centre for Plasma Physics in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast.
The prize is in recognition of his outstanding contribution, at an early stage of his career, in developing very imaginative and highly sophisticated optical diagnostics which allowed deep understanding of the dynamics of low-temperature plasmas, which are widely used in microelectronics, photonics and many other emerging applications.
The 19th Annual Conference of the Irish Plasma and Beam Processing Group (IPBPG)will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from Thursday 28th May to Friday 29th May 2009. The conference is hosted by the Centre for Plasma Physics within the School of Mathematics and Physics.
Further information is available at the conference webpage http://www.qub.ac.uk/IPBPG09/
Best poster in Queen's University Research Poster Competition
Lucas Schaper, second year PhD student supervised by Bill Graham, won the first prize in the Queen's University Research Poster Competition. His poster, entiteled "Plasmas in Conducting Liquids: Formation Mechnism and Production of Reactive Species for Biomedical Application", can be seen on the right hand side. An image of the poster in higher resolution is available here.