An EPSRC funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for up to 6 months in the group of Dr Erik Wagenaars in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology for a project on the development of an atmospheric-pressure plasma source with a tuneable chemistry. The focus of the advertised position is on the (experimental) characterisation of the tuneable plasma chemistry using advanced optical and laser diagnostic techniques for low-temperature plasmas.
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You will be responsible for the operation of a pulsed atmospheric-pressure plasma with an advanced power supply capable of creating variable pulse shapes. You will characterise the chemistry of these tuneable plasmas using a suite of diagnostic techniques, including Two-Photon Absorption Laser Induced Fluorescence, Stark Spectroscopy, UV-Absorption Spectroscopy and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. The end goal is to be able to create a plasma source that can deliver a user-defined, on-demand plasma chemistry.
Specific responsibilities include conducting research as described above, undertaking appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the project and providing guidance to other staff and students as well as coordinating small research teams.
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