2010 MIPSE Graduate Student Symposium

Best Presentation Award winners L-R: Jun-Chieh Wang (EECS), Dr. Robert Lobbia (AERO), Channing Huntington (AOSS), and Christopher McGuffey (NERS), with Prof. Mark Kushner, Director of MIPSE [not present: Angela Dixon, BIOMED]

The 1st Annual Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) Graduate Student Symposium (September 29, 2010) featured talks and a poster session, highlighting the research of students from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS), Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences (AOSS), Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Physics.

Invited speaker Dr. Bruce Remington of Lawrence Livermore National Lab gave the talk, “From High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics to Extreme Materials Science: Pushing the Frontiers of Experimental Science.” His talk provided an overview of high-energy-density plasmas, with emphasis on the latest developments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser at LLNL.

Five prizes were offered for best presentation from the 5 oral and 29 poster presentations by students. Jun-Chieh Wang, a graduate student in electrical engineering, received a prize for his poster presentation, "Electron Current Extraction from RF Excited Micro-Dielectric Barrier Discharges." The research was conducted in collaboration with Napoleon J. Leoni, Henryk Birecki, Omer Gila, and Eric G. Hanson of Hewlett Packard Research Labs in Palo Alto, CA, and Prof. Mark Kushner.


Jun-Chieh Wang, Prof. John Foster


Angela Dixon, Prof. John Foster

Dr. Robert Lobbia, Eric Gillman
For additional information, including a complete list of the oral and poster presentation and abstracts, please see the MIPSE Event Page