Becker to deliver plenary lecture at plasma science meeting

December 21, 2006

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology Physics Professor Kurt H. Becker has been invited to deliver the opening lecture at the 16th Symposium on Applications of Plasma Processes (SAPP XVI). The symposium, to be held in Podbanské (Slovak Republic) from January 20 to 25, 2007, will feature Becker's plenary talk, "Microplasmas: Scientific Challenges and Technological Applications and Limitations."

The SAPP conference series is devoted to basic research and applications of plasma science and technology and has a more than 30-year tradition of bringing together plasma scientists and plasma practitioners to explore potential novel applications of plasma processes. In the coming decade, plasma science and technology can be expected to serve as the enabling basis for many nano-, bio-, and environmental technologies. SAPP XVI has a special focus on the emerging field of microcavity plasmas and their applications.

Becker directs the Stevens Department of Physics in The School of Arts and Sciences. He is also Associate Director of the Stevens Center for Environmental Systems in The Charles V. Schaefer School of Engineering. His research interests include atomic, molecular and chemical physics, as well non-thermal plasma physics, a field in which he is internationally renowned.
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About Stevens Institute of Technology

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