Atmospheric Pressure Weakly Ionized Plasmas for Energy Technologies, Flow Control and Materials Processing

August 22 - August 24, 2011 Princeton University


1) Synergistic networking for researchers considering the application of atmospheric pressure weakly-ionized plasma for energy, flow control and processing in their discipline;
2) Attracting interdisciplinary expertise to this fields
3) Identifying research hurdles and challenges; 
4) Facilitating formation of research teams and writing of proposals.
5) Providing guidance to DARPA on potential revolutionary technologies
Monday, August 22
12:00 Lunch
1 p.m. Opening – (Richard Miles, Princeton; Randy Sands on behalf of DARPA)
1.15 – 2.15 Challenges and Problems for the generation and use of atmospheric plasmas: Modeling, Experiments, and Diagnostics
            Mark Kushner, University of Michigan
Flow Control Section ( Session Chair Yiguang Ju, Princeton University)
2.15 – 3.00 Plenary talk
            Andrey Starikovskiy, Princeton University
                        Nonequilibrium Plasma Aerodynamics
3-3.30  Coffee Break
3.30  – 6:00  p.m. Flow Control Talks (inc coffee break)
            Thomas Corke, Notre Dame University
                        DBD Plasma Devices for Aerodynamic Control and Sensing
            Thomas MacLaughlin, Air Force Academy
                        What we know about plasma actuator physics, and what we need to know
            Mo Samimy, The Ohio State University
                        Plasma Actuator Based Flow Control Using Inherent Flow Instabilities
            Subrata Roy, University of Florida
                       Novel Plasma Actuators for Energy Efficiency
            Mikhail Shneider, Princeton University
                       Energy Addition into Hypersonic Flow for Drag Reduction and Steering
6:30   reception and dinner (Friend Center Convocation room)
Tuesday, August 23
Energy Section ( Session Chair Mikhail Shneider) 
8:00 – 8:25 Continental breakfast
8:25 – 8:30 Comments
             Brian Holloway, DARPA
8.30 – 9.15 a.m. Plenary talk
             Igor Adamovich, The Ohio State University,
9.15 – 12:30 Energy Talks (inc coffee break)
            Mark Cappelli, Stanford University
            David Staack, Texas A&M University
            Richard Miles, Princeton University
            Andrey Starikovskiy, Princeton University
                   Plasma-Assisted Ignition and Combustion
            Martin Gundersen, University of Southern California
12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Materials – Plasma processing Section ( Session Chair Richard Miles) 
1:30 – 2:15 pm. Plenary Talk
Patrick Pedrow, Washington State University
2.15 – 5:00 p.m. Plasma Processing and Materials Talks (inc coffee break)
            Uwe Kortshagen, University of Minnesota
            Yiguang Ju, Princeton University
            Bill Rich, The Ohio State University
            Michael Keidar, George Washington University
5:00-6:00 p.m. Closed door government discussions with industry (GE) (Dean’s Conf.   Room, Friend Center)
6:30 hors d’oeuvres and dinner, Palmer House (on the right at the south west end of Nassau St.(Rt 27) just before the corner and traffic light with Hwy 206)
Wednesday, August 24
8:00 – 8:30 Continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Preliminary Recommendations from Hawaii plasma meeting
            Jonathan Poggie, Air Force Research Lab
            Thomas McLaughlin, U.S. Air Force Academy
9:00 – 11:00  Cap Stone Session (inc coffee break)
          Richard Miles, Princeton University
                 Comments on Modeling Challenges and Opportunities for DBD
          Summary and Discussion
Round table discussions: identification of potential game changing concepts, collaborations and program recommendations for DARPA.
11:00 – 12:00 Closed door government discussions with industry (Lockheed) (Dean’s Conf. Room, Friend Center)
12:00  Box Lunch and Closing