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Atmospheric cold plasma technology


Novel cold plasma technologies offer a green chemistry approach for applications in agriculture, food safety, water purification, cancer treatment, materials processing and energy generation. The aim is to reduce our traditional reliance on the chemicals currently used in products such as fertilisers, disinfectants and antibiotics. These research opportunities study the development, characterisation and interaction of plasma species with matter such as microbial cells or contaminants or as novel energy inputs for catalytic reactions.


Professor Patrick Cullen.

Research location

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Program type



Understanding how cold plasma technology interacts with materials both organic and inorganic. Engineering and characterising novel atmospheric pressure cold plasma technology for applications in food, water, cancer and catalysis. Our research is highly multidisciplinary in nature with areas of expertise ranging from plasma physics to food science, to microbiology to water science and chemical engineering.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2649