The experimental plasma science group (EPS) is at the forefront of plasma physics in several areas. It pursues research into fields of plasma physics related to next-generation fusion reactors, propulsion systems, de-pollution, material science and environmental applications, combining both simulation and experimental approaches.
The EPS group promotes a strategy based on strong basic and applied research to encourage scientific and technological innovation for real world application, collaborating with a range of partners from both academia and industry.
The research focus is on the basic science and engineering that underpins next-generation technology, providing platforms that can be integrated into new products and processes. The EPS group has a sophisticated range of plasma systes (e.g. helicon-wave discharges, inductively coupled, hollow cathode discharges, atmospheric plasmas) and plasma diagnostics including lasers, fast intensified charged-coupled devices for optical emission measurements and electrical probes.
The group provides a number of interesting and challenging projects where students will be guaranteed a stimulating and scientifically challenging experience, and will have exposure to experimental and modelling works, such as plasma characterization, diagnostic design, simulations and theoretical analysis.