2010

17/12/2010: PhD student wins poster prize
11/10/2010: Awards of excellence for PhD students
 
27/09/2010: The Laser at 50 
10/07/2010: PhD student won poster prize in EPS Poster Competition 
07/07/2010: CPP PhD student wins poster prize in Unesco ICTP Centre poster competition 
24/03/2010: CPP PAPER MOST CITED FOR PERIOD 2005-2009 
22/03/2010: CPP TO HOST TWO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES IN 2011 
15/03/2010: ESPRC Fellowship awarded at the Life-Science interface 
14/03/2010: Extension of PhD application deadline 
10/02/2010: PhD STUDENTSHIPS in CPP commencing 2010
17/12/2010: PhD student wins poster prize
Louise Belshaw
Louise Belshaw

PhD student Louise Belshaw, supervised by Dr Jason Greenwood, was awarded second place at the Christmas meeting of the High Power Laser science community, for her poster on ‘Femtosecond Ionisation and Mass Analysis of Trapped Molecules’.

More information on this research: www.ultrafastbelfast.co.uk

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11/10/2010: Awards of excellence for PhD students
Lucas Schaper (top) and Jochen Waskoenig (bottom) in front of the Eifel Tower
Lucas Schaper (top) and Jochen Waskoenig (bottom) in front of the Eifel Tower

The righthandside image shows PhD students Lucas Schaper (supervised by Bill Graham) and Jochen Waskoenig (supervised by Timo Gans). They received the prestigious student awards of excellence for the best oral and best poster presentation at the joined meeting of 63rd Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) and 7th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP) held in the Masion de la Chemise in Paris, France 4th to 8th October 2010.

Their presentations entitled
“Micro-Plasma Generation in Salt Containing Liquids” and “Formation of reactive oxygen species and negative ions in radio-frequency driven He/O2 atmospheric pressure plasmas” were given to an audience of more than 700 delegates.

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27/09/2010: The Laser at 50
"The Laser at 50"

CPP PhD student wins Poster Competition in

HAMAD AHMED, a CPP PhD student, has won the prize for best student poster at the recent All Ireland celebration of  "The Laser at 50". The meeting was held at QUB on 13 September 2010 and organised by QUB, supported by the Institute of Physics in Ireland,.

The winning poster title was: "Laser excited shock waves in tenuous plasma"

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10/07/2010: PhD student won poster prize in EPS Poster Competition
Qais Th. Algwari in front of his ward-winning poster
Qais Th. Algwari in front of his ward-winning poster
Side (in top) and front (in bottom) ICCD images of the linear plasma jet for the He(706.5nm), N2+(391.4nm) and O(777nm) (left to right) emission lines at different delay times from the rising of applied voltage.
Side (in top) and front (in bottom) ICCD images of the linear plasma jet for the He(706.5nm), N2+(391.4nm) and O(777nm) (left to right) emission lines at different delay times from the rising of applied voltage.
Qais Th. Algwari has won the poster prize at this year's European Physical Society (EPS) 37th Conference on Plasma Physics, held at Dublin City University (Ireland). His poster was on ‘Temporally, spectrally and 3-d spatially resolved experimental investigations of plasma pulse propagation from an atmospheric pressure helium plasma into ambient air’.

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07/07/2010: CPP PhD student wins poster prize in Unesco ICTP Centre poster competition

Sharmin Sultana was awarded the best poster prize in a competition organised during the 2010 Workshop on the Frontiers of Plasma Physics (5 - 16 July 2010), held at the Unesco run Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste Italy.
The Prize was awarded during the conference dinner on 7 July 2010, and was offered by Emerging Nations Science Foundation, Trieste, Italy, for her poster entitled "Dissipative Modulated electrostatic Solitary Plasma Structures in the presence of a Super-Thermal Component".
Mrs Sultana is currently in her 2nd year PhD studies on the nonlinear dynamics of suprathermal plasmas, under joint supervision by Dr I Kourakis and Prof M Borghesi.

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24/03/2010: CPP PAPER MOST CITED FOR PERIOD 2005-2009
IOP Publishing has announced that a  paper authored by CPP physicists Gagik Nersisyan and Bill Graham and published in Plasma Sources Science and Technology, one of the leading applied physics journals, has been cited more times that any other in that journal in the 5 years from 2005-2009. It describes and explains the properties of plasmas that can operate smoothly at atmospheric pressure and so have exciting potential applications on new  technologies, including plasma medicine.
G Nersisyan and W G Graham “Characterisation of a dielectric barrier discharge operating in an open reactor with flowing helium” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 13, 582-587 (2004).

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22/03/2010: CPP TO HOST TWO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES IN 2011
Two major international conferences in their respective fields will be held at Queen’s University Belfast in the summer of 2011.  The 30th International Conference on the Physics of Ionised Gases (ICPIG) will be organized by CPP in September 2011 (more detailed informationon the conference website: www.qub.ac.uk/icpig2011), while CPP members will join with colleagues in CTAMOP to organize the International Conference on Photon, Electron and Atom Collisions (ICPEAC) in August 2011. Each conference is expected to attract over 600 delegates from around the world.

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15/03/2010: ESPRC Fellowship awarded at the Life-Science interface
Dr Chris Calvert in CPP has been awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, for Research at the Physics/Life-Science interface.

In a three year research project entitled ‘Next generation techniques for analysis of biomolecular systems’, Chris will be investigating the application of femtosecond laser technology to studies of biomolecular structure and dynamics.

The research will be carried out using ion-storage devices and ultrafast light sources in the Centre for Plasma Physics (QUB) and at laboratories in Dublin City University and Aarhus University.

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Application Deadline for PhD Studentships extended
Please note that the application deadline for the CPP studentships has been extended: the new deadline is 16th March 2010.

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10/02/2010: PhD STUDENTSHIPS in CPP commencing 2010
Seven studentships are expected to be available for research in a number of projects at the Centre for Plasma Physics at Queen’s University Belfast. Detailed information on the studentships is available here

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