As over 99% of the universe is in a plasma state, plasma physics is a fundamental subject underpinning many wide research areas such as astrophysics, space physics, laboratory ionised gases and controlled thermonuclear fusion. On a more technologically applied front, plasma physics research has a strong footing in spacecraft propulsion technology (such as ion thrusters), plasma televisions and electronic chip manufacturing (such as computer processors).
The group is actively engaged in both experimental and theoretical aspects of research including; fundamental plasma physics, generation of plasma waves for charged particle acceleration, dusty plasmas and controlled thermonuclear fusion. Find out more about our research.
Information for applicants:
Please contact Dr Paulo Ceppi for general queries and advice for contacting potential PhD supervisors.