The Gordon Research Seminar on Plasma Processing Science is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The scientific scope of the seminar includes the emerging applications of plasmas in gas conversion and combustion, medicine, agriculture and surface processing, as well as fundamental studies of plasmas by means of diagnostics and simulations. The program will feature several talks selected from the registered participants, based on the submitted abstracts. All the scientific talks will be given by excellent young researchers from around the world. Participants not selected for oral presentations will be given ample time to present their research during poster sessions. The whole meeting is strictly off-the-record with no abstracts or proceedings published online and a no-photo policy during the scientific sessions. This should encourage the participants to present unpublished results. The scientific scope of the seminar includes the emerging applications of plasmas in gas conversion and combustion, medicine, agriculture and surface processing, as well as fundamental studies of plasmas by means of diagnostics and simulations.
In addition to the scientific talks, the GRS features a Mentorship component. In the 2018 GRS, the Mentorship component will address different career paths in science and will take the form of a panel discussion with four plasma physics experts at different stages of their careers.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 4, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by June 4, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Amanda Lietz (University of Michigan, USA)
Katharine Hunter (University of Minnesota, USA)
Dirk van den Bekerom (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), The Netherlands)
Yury Gorbanev (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Career Pathways in Plasma Physics"
Selma Mededovic Thagard (Clarkson University, USA)
Juan Trelles (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
Richard van de Sanden (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), The Netherlands)