Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Plasma Science and Engineering Faculty

Yogesh Gianchandani
Division: ECE
Address: 2403 EECS
Phone: (734) 615-6407
Fax: (734) 763-9324
Degree: Ph.D. U. Michigan
Title: Professor, EECS; Professor of Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering (courtesy)
Research Interests: Design and fabrication of microsensors, microactuators, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for a variety of applications such as inertial sensing, environmental sensing, scanning microscopy, microfluidics, microoptics, and biomedical instrumentation; Development of manufacturing processes using combinations of traditional and novel materials and techniques, for example, micro-electro-discharge machining and microplasmas; Design of interface circuits for MEMS and development of co-fabrication techniques for circuits and MEMS.
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Plasma Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Microfluidics and Gas/Chemical; Implantable Devices; Environmental Sensors; MEMS Technology and Packaging; Plasma Fabrication and Plasma Based MEMS Devices; Plasma Materials Processing of Microelectronics.
Brian E. Gilchrist
Division: ECE
Address: 2240 EECS
Phone: (734) 763-6230
Address: 1432C SRB
Phone #2: (734) 763-6230
Fax: (734) 763-1503
Degree: Ph.D. Stanford; MS EE and BS EE Univ Illinois-Ur
Title: Professor, EECS; Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences; Applied Physics (courtesy)
Research Interests: Plasma electrodynamics; Plasma diagnostics; Field emission and nanoparticle technology; electrodynamic tethers; Space systems technology.
Research Areas: Applied Electromagnetics; Plasma Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Radio Frequency (RF), Microwave, and Millimeter-wave Circuits; Remote Sensing; Computational Electromagnetics; Advanced Electromagnetic Materials for RF and Microwave Applications; Antennas; Wave Propagation; Space Plasma Electro-Dynamics.
Mark J. Kushner
Division: ECE
Address: 2236 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-8148
Degree: Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
Title: George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering; Professor of NERS, Chemical Eng, and Applied Physics (courtesy)
Research Interests: Plasma science and technology: materials processing, propulsion, lasers, electromagnetics, plasma chemistry, microelectronics/MEMS fabrication, polymer funtionalization, biocompatibility
Research Areas: Applied Electromagnetics; MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Devices; Integrated Circuits and VLSI; Plasma Science and Engineering; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Computational Electromagnetics; Microfluidics and Gas/Chemical; MEMS Technology and Packaging; Optoelectronics; Plasma Fabrication and Plasma Based MEMS Devices; Plasma Materials Processing of Microelectronics; Plasma Science and Engineering; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Plasma Science & Engineering.
Louise Willingale
Division: ECE
Address: 6106 ERB-1
Phone: (734) 763-4980
Address: 2233 EECS
Phone #2: 936-0412
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Laser-driven ion acceleration, relativistic laser propagation through underdense and near-critical density plasmas, and proton radiography to study electric and magnetic fields generated during the laser-plasma interactions.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Plasma Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics.