Non-thermal Plasma Engineering

Host University

Old Dominion University


Spring 2024


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Course Information

This course covers the fundamental principals governing low temperature plasma discharges and their applications. First the fundamental properties of plasmas are introduced. These include the kinetic theory of gases, collisional processes, and plasma sheaths. Then in-depth coverage of the physical mechanisms underlying the operation of non-equilibrium plasma discharges is presented, including important characteristics such as their ignition, evolution, and eventual quenching. Finally, practical applications of non-thermal plasmas, including applications in biology and medicine, are presented.