

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Dr. Mounir Laroussi obtained his B.S. from the University of Technical Sciences of Tunisia, his M.S. from the School of Radioelectricity of Bordeaux, France, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (June 1988), all in Electrical Engineering. After few years of teaching, he joined the Microwave & Plasma Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Tennessee as a Research Assistant Professor from 1995 to1998. In November 1998, Dr. Laroussi joined the Old Dominion University Applied Research Center as a Research Faculty member, where he established the Applied Plasma Technology Laboratory. He now holds a Professor position at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is the director of the Laser And Plasma Engineering Institute. Dr. Laroussi has authored or coauthored more than 100 papers and holds 4 patents in the field of Plasmas & Applications. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the biomedical applications of low temperature plasmas, a field known as "Plasma Medicine". He is the recipient of the 1996 Advanced Technology Award from the Inventors Clubs of America, the recipient of the IEEE Millenium medal award, 2000, and the reciptient of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology Excelence in Research Award, 2005.
SELECT PUBLICATIONSY. Z. Tang, X. P. Lu, M. Laroussi, and F. C. Dobbs, “Sublethal and Killing Effects of Atmospheric Pressure, Nonthermal Plasma on Eukaryotic Microalgae in Aqueous Media”, Plasma Processes and Polymers, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 552558, 2008. M. Laroussi, W. Hynes, T. Akan, X. Lu, and C. Tendero, “The Plasma Pencil: A Source of Hypersonic Cold Plasma Bullets for Biomedical Applications”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 12981299, 2008 M. Laroussi, “The Biomedical Application of Plasma: A Brief History of the Development of a New Field of Research”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 16121614, 2008. E. Karakas, A. Begum, and M. Laroussi, “A Positive CoronaBased Ion Wind Generator”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 950951, 2008. X. Lu and M. Laroussi “Electron Density and Temperature Measurement of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma by Millimeter Wave Interferometer”, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.92, No. 9, 051501, 2008. M. Laroussi, A. Fridman, and R. M. Satava, “Plasma Medicine”, Plasma Processes and Polymers, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2008. M. Laroussi, “ Mechansims of Interaction of Cold Plasma with Bacteria”, In Proc. 5th. Int. Conf. on Dusty Plasmas, p. 32, Azores, May 2008. M. Laroussi, “ Interaction of Low Temperature Plasmas with Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells”, 61st.Gaseous Electronics Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2008. A. Begum, S. Dhali, and M. Laroussi, “ Investigation of the Plasma Bullets Generated by Low Temperature Plasma Jets”, In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2008. E. Karakas, A. Begum, and M. Laroussi, “ Experimental Measurement of an Ionic Wind generated by a Positive Corona Discharge”, In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2008. X. Lu and M. Laroussi, “ Microwave Interferometry of High Pressure Nonthermal Pulsed Plasma”, In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2008. M. Laroussi, Chapter 32 “ Cold PlasmaBased Sterilization”, in Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Fundamental and Applications, Vol. 1, R. Hippler, H. Kirsten, M. Schmidt, and K. H. Schoenbach, Edts., WileyVCH Verlag Berlin GmbH, 2007. M. Laroussi and T. Akan “Arcfree Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Jets: A Review”, Plasma Processes and Polymers, Vol.4, No. 9, pp.777788, 2007. M. Laroussi and X. Lu, “Spatial and Temporal Behavior of a Plasma Bullet Launched by a Pulsed Cold Plasma Device”, In Proc. IEEE Pulse Power Plasma Sci. Conf., Albuquerque, NM, June 2007 M. Laroussi, “Nanoseconds Pulsed Nonequilibrium Plasma Discharges and Applications”, In Proc. Int. Symp. Plasma Chem., Kyoto, 2007. M. Laroussi , “Biological Decontamination by Low Temperature Plasmas and by Cold Plasma Jets”, NATOASI, Turkey, 2007. M. Laroussi , “Interactions of Cold Plasma with Bacteria and with Eukaryotic Microalgae”, Int. Conf. Plasma Medecine, Corpus Christi, 2007. Y. Z. Tang, X. Lu, F. Dobbs, M. Laroussi, “Effects of Cold Air Plasma on Eukaryotic Microalgae”, In Proc. IEEE Pulse Power Plasma Sci. Conf., Albuquerque, NM, June 2007. A. Morris, T. akan, G. B. McCombs, M. Laroussi, “Bactericidal Effects of Nonequilibrium Cold Plasma on G. Steathermophilis and B. Cerus”, In Proc. Int. Conf. Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Prague, July 2007. T. Akan, X. Lu, M. Laroussi, “Experimental Investigations of a Plasma Bullet Generated by Nanoseconds Voltage Pulses”, In proc. Int. Symp. Plasma Chem., Kyoto, 2007. X. Lu and M. Laroussi, “Temporal and Spatial Emission Behavior of Homogeneous Dielectric Barrier Discharge Driven by Unipolar Submicrosecond Square Pulses”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, pp. 11271131, 2006. M. Laroussi, C. Tendero, X. Lu, S. Alla, and W. L. Hynes, “Inactivation of bacteria by the Plasma Pencil”, Plasma Proc. Polym.3, pp. 470473, 2006. M. Laroussi, O. Minayeva, F. C. Dobbs, and J. Woods, “Spores Survivability after Exposure to LowTemperature Plasmas”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006. S Xiao, J. Kolb, A. Malik, X. Lu, M. Laroussi, R. Joshi, and K. Schoenbach, “Electrical Breakdown and Dielectric Recovery of Polar Liquids”, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 16531661, 2006. X. Lu and M. Laroussi, “Dynamics of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Plume Generated by Submicrosecond Voltage Pulses”, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 2006. X. Lu and M. Laroussi, “Homogeneous Dielectric Barrier Discharge Driven by Unipolar Submicrosecond Square Pulses”, Int. Power Modulator Conf., p. 102, Washington DC, May 2006. X. Lu, C. Tendero, and M. Laroussi, “The Plasma Pencil: A Novel Cold Plasma Source for Low Pressure Applications”, IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., p. 238, Traverse City, MI, June 2006 C. Tendero, X. Lu, S. Alla, W. Hynes, and M. Laroussi, “Effects of the Plasma Pencil on Different Bacteria Genera”, IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., p. 265, Traverse City, MI, June 2006.(Invited Paper). M. Laroussi, “Interaction of Nonequilibrium Plasmas with Biological Cells: What we have Learned so Far”, Gaseous Electronics Conf., Columbus, OH, Oct. 2006.(Invited Paper). T. Akan, X. Lu, and M. Laroussi, “The Plasma Pencil: A Novel Pulsed Plasma Source”, Gaseous Electronics Conf., Columbus, OH, Oct. 2006. M. Laroussi and X. Lu, "Room Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Plume for Biomedical Applications", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 87, 2005. M. Laroussi, "Low Temperature PlasmaBased Sterilization: Overview and StateoftheArt", Plasma Proc. Polym., Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 391400, 2005. Feature paper X. Lu and M. Laroussi, "Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge in Air Using a Water Electrode", IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 272273, 2005. X. Lu and M. Laroussi, "Optimization of ultraviolet emission and chemical species generation from a pulsed dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure", J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 98, 2005 M. Laroussi and X. Lu, "Room Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Plume for Biomedical Applications", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 87, 2005. M. Laroussi and F. Leipold, "Evaluation of the Roles of Reactive Species, Heat, and UV radiation in the Inactivation of bacterial Cells by Air Plasmas at Atmospheric Pressure", Int. J. Mass Spectrom., Vol. 233, pp. 8186, 2004. J. A. Gaudet, R. J. Barker, C. J. Buchenauer, C. Christodoulou, J. Dickens, M. Gundersen, R. P. Joshi, H. G. Krompholz, F. F. Kolb, A. Kuthi, M. Laroussi, A. Neuber, W. Nunnaly, E. Schamiloglu, K. H. Schoenbach, J. S. Tyo, and R. Vidmar, "Research Issues in Developing Compact Pulsed Power for High Peak Power Applications on Mobile Platforms", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 92, No. 7, pp. 11441165, 2004. Invited paper M. Laroussi, X. Lu, V. Kolobov, and R. Arslanbekov, "Power Consideration in the Pulsed DBD at Atmospheric Pressure", J. Applied Phys., Vol.6, No.5 , pp.30283030 , 2004. S. Xiao, J. Kolb, S. Kono, S. Katsuki, R.P. Joshi, M. Laroussi, and K. H. Schoenbach, "High Power Water Switches: Postbreakdown Phenomena and Dielectric Recovery", IEEE Trans. On Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 604612, 2004. M. Laroussi, D.A. Mendis, and M. Rosenberg. "Plasma Interaction with Microbes" New Journal of Physics, Vol. 5, pp. 41.141.10, 2003 Included in IOP Select M. Laroussi and Frank Leipold. "PlasmaBased Sterilization" In Proc. Int. Conf. Phenomenon in Ionized Gases, pp1112, Greifswald, Germany, July 2003 (Invited Paper). XinPei Lu, Mounir Laroussi, Juergen Kolb, Susumu Kono, and K. H. Schoenbach. "Temporal Emission Behavior of Pulsed Discharge in Water". In Proc. IEEE Pulse Power Conf. Dalas, TX, June 2003. XinPei Lu, Frank Leipold and Mounir Laroussi. "Optical and electrical diagnostics of a nonequilibrium air plasma". J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36 (2003) 26622666. M. Laroussi, X. Lu, and C. M. Malott, ?A Nonequilibrium Diffuse Discharge in Atmospheric Pressure Air? Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., Vol. 12, No. 1, pp.5356, 2003. XinPei Lu and M. Laroussi, ?Ignition Phase and SteadyState Structures of a NonThermal Air Plasma? J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Vol. 36, pp. 661665, 2003 M. Laroussi, F. C. Dobbs, Z. Wei, M. A. Doblin, L. G. Ball, K. R. Moreira, F. F. Dyer, and J. P. Richardson, ?Decontamination of Water by Excimer UV Radiation? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 15011503, 2002. M. Laroussi, ?NonThermal Decontamination of Biological Media by Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: Review, Analysis, and Prospects? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 30, No. 4, pp14091415, 2002 (Invited Review Paper). J. Yan, A. Eldakrouri, M. Laroussi, and M. Gupta, ?121.6 nm Source for Advanced Lithography? J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B Vol.20, pp. 25742577, 2002. M. Laroussi, J. P. Richardson, and F. C. Dobbs, ?Effects of NonEquilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas on the Heterotrophic Pathways of Bacteria and on their Cell Morphology? Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 772774, 2002. M. Laroussi, M. Gupta, A. ElDakrouri, J.Yan, K. Becker, and K. Martus, ?DBDbased VUV Source for Advanced Photolithography? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Bannf, Canada, p.192, 2002. S. Katsuki, F. Leipold, M. Laroussi, and K. H. Schoenbach, ?Plasma Formation and Electrical Breakdown in Water? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Bannf, Canada, p. 221, 2002. C. M. Malott and M. Laroussi, ?Research Facility for Biological/Environmental Applications of Cold Plasmas? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Bannf, Canda, p. 308, 2002. K. H. Schoenbach, S. Katsuki, S. Xiao, F. Leipold, M. Laroussi, R. P. Joshi, J. B. Cooper, ?Electrical Breakdown of Submillimeter Water Gaps? In Proc. Int. Conf. HighPower Particle Beams, Albuquerque, NM, p. 58, 2002. M. Laroussi, C. M. Malott, and X. Lu ?Generation of an Atmospheric Pressure NonEquilibrium Diffuse Discharge in Air by Means of a Water Electrode? In Proc. Int. Power Modulator Conf., Hollywood, CA, p. 169, 2002. S. Katsuki, R. Joshi, M. Laroussi, F. Leipold, and K. H. Schoenbach,?Electrical and Optical Characteristics of Water Under High Electric Stress? In Proc. Int. Power Modulator Conf., Hollywood, CA, p. 136, 2002. I. Alexeff and M. Laroussi, ?The Uniform SteadyState Atmospheric Pressure DC Plasma? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 174175, 2002. M. Laroussi, I. Alexeff, J. P. Richardson, and F. F. Dyer ?The Resistive Barrier Discharge? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 158159, 2002. M. Laroussi, “Cold Plasma? In McGrawHill Yearbook of Science and Technology, pp. 4345, 2002. J. P. Richardson, F. C. Dobbs, and M. Laroussi, ?Effects of the Resistive Barrier Discharge on Bacterial Viability, Biochemical Pathways, and Morphology? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Las Vegas, NV, p. 312, 2001. M. Laroussi, F. C. Dobbs, Z. Wei, M. Doblin, L. Ball, K. Moreira, F. F. Dyer, and J. P. Richardson, ?Effects of Excimer UV Radiation on Microorganisms? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., Las Vegas, NV, p. 321, 2001. M. Laroussi, J. P. Richardson, and F. C. Dobbs, ?Biochemical Pathways in the Interaction of NonEquilibrium Plasmas with Bacteria? In Proc. Electromed2001, Portsmouth, VA, pp. 3334, 2001. Invited Paper I. Alexeff and M. Laroussi, ?The Uniform,Steady State, Atmospheric DC Plasma? In Proc. Electromed2001, Portmouth, VA, pp. 3132, 2001. J. P. Richardson, F. F. Dyer, F. C. Dobbs, I. Alexeff, and M. Laroussi, ?On the Use of the Resistive Barrier Discharge to Kill Bacteria: Recent Results? In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Science, New Orleans, LA, 2000. M. Laroussi, I. Alexeff, W. Kang, ?Biological Decontamination By NonThermal Plasmas? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 28, No.1, pp184188, 2000. M. Laroussi, G. S. Sayler, B. B. Glascock, B. Mc Curdy, M. E. Pearce, N. G. Bright, and C. Malott, ?Images of Biological Samples Undergoing Sterilization by a Glow Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure? IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 3435,1999. M. laroussi and I. Alexeff, ?Decontamination by NonEquilibrium Plasmas? In Proc. 14th Int. Symp. Plasma Chemistry, pp. 26972702, August, 1999. M. Laroussi, ?Relationship Between the Number Density and the Phase Shift in Microwave Interferometry for Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol. 20, No. 8, pp. 15011508, 1999. M. Laroussi and I. Alexeff, ?Power Considerations in the Glow Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure? 30th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Laser Conf., July 1999. R. Block, M. Laroussi, and K. H. Schoenbach, ?Optical Diagnostics for Nonthermal High Pressure Discharges? In Proc. 14th Int. Symp. Plasma Chemistry, pp. 945950, August, 1999. M. Laroussi and W.T. Anderson, ?Attenuation of EM waves by a Plasma Layer at Atmospheric Pressure? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol.19, No.3, pp. 453464, 1998. M. Laroussi, ?Sterilization of Contaminated Matter with an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma? IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 11881191, 1996. M. Laroussi, ?Scattering of EM Waves by a Layer of Air Plasma Surrounding a Conducting Cylinder? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol.17, No.12, pp. 22152232, 1996. M. Laroussi, ?Sterilization of Tools and Infectious Waste by Plasmas? Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. DPP Vol. 40, No. 1, 16851686, 1995. M. Laroussi, ?Interaction of Microwaves with Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol.16, No.12, pp. 20692083, 1995. M. Laroussi, S. Kamath, and J.R. Roth, ?Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Transient Sheaths? APS DPP Bull., Vol.39, No.7, 1994. M. Laroussi, S. Kamath, and J.R. Roth, ?Experimental Study of Sheaths during Plasma Ion Implantation? in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Plasma Sci., p.93, 1994. M. Laroussi and J.R. Roth, ?BackScattering of a Cylindrical Uniform Plasma Column? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol.14, No.8, pp. 16011617, 1993. M. Laroussi and J.R. Roth, ?Numerical Calculation of the Reflection, Absorption, and Transmission of Microwaves by a NonUniform Plasma Slab? IEEE Trans. Plasma Science, Vol.21, No.4, pp. 366372, 1993. M. Laroussi, ?A Tunable Microwave Notch Absorber Filter? Int. J. Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Vol.13, No.10, pp. 15571569, 1992. M. Laroussi and J.R. Roth, ?Computational Treatment of Collisional Magnetic Pumping? Phys. Fluids B1(6), 1155, 1989. M. Laroussi and J.R. Roth, ?Theory of First Order Plasma Heating by Collisional Magnetic Pumping? Phys. Fluids B1(5), 1934, 1989.

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