Plasma research at Drexel University is concentrated at the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute, which was established in 2002 to stimulate and coordinate research projects related to plasma and associated technologies. Today, it is one of the strongest plasma engineering research centers in the United States focused on plasma applications in materials treatment, aerospace engineering, energy and environmental controls, biology, and medicine.
Drexel Plasma Institute is a multidisciplinary organization involving 26 faculty members from all six departments of the College of Engineering at Drexel University. They work in close collaboration with Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Medicine; the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business; and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Since 2011, the Drexel Plasma Institute has been located at the Waterfront Technology Center at 200 Federal Street, Camden, New Jersey. The Director of the Institute is Alexander A. Fridman, D.Sc., Ph.D.
Core Research Areas of Drexel Plasma Institute
Drexel Plasma Institute has an extensive array of facilities for R&D in the areas of plasma physics, plasma chemistry, material processing, biology, and medical applications of plasma. Currently, the core research areas are encompassed in five divisions and laboratories:
- Energy Systems, Fuel Conversion & Hydrogen Production Division
- Plasma Medicine Laboratory
- Environment Control & Water Treatment Division
- Center (Division) for Plasma Processing of Materials
- Applied Physics Laboratory