|Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands|
Prof. Mark Kushner will receive an honorary doctorate from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on April 21, 2016 as part of an annual event to celebrate the foundation of the University. This honor accompanies his appointment as Distinguished Professor of the University. As Distinguished Professor, he will visit Eindhoven annually during his official appointment to give lectures and meet with researchers.
Prof. Kushner has collaborated with several research groups within TU/e. He is being recognized by the University for being a world leader in the development and application of hybrid plasma models that have advanced the fundamental understanding of the chemistry, surface kinetics, and energy transport in low temperature plasmas. Several of the computer modeling platforms developed by his research group are used internationally by industry, universities and national laboratories.
Mark Kushner is the George I Haddad Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He is also a professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Applied Physics, and Chemical Engineering. He is Director of the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE), Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Plasma Science and Engineering, and Director of the Dept. of Energy Plasma Science Center.
He leads the Computational Plasma Science and Engineering Group (CPSEG), which develops computer simulations of low temperature plasmas and technologically important devices which use low temperature plasmas. These simulations are used as both a method of investigating the basic physical processes which occur in low temperature plasmas, and as Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for the design of plasma equipment.
Prof. Kushner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has received many awards from professional societies and industry groups, including the American Physical Society, IEEE, the American Vacuum Society and the Semiconductor Research Corporation.
April 11, 2016