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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet: A Facile Method to Modify the Intimal Surface of Polymeric Tubular Conduits

A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Alabama in Huntsville has successfully demonstrated a convenient and efficient method for inner-surface modification of small-diameter …


A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

The University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness. This effort is being supported by a …


Meet graduate student Roberto Dextre, a New Yorker involved in plasma propulsion in Alabama.

Roberto, a graduate student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), had humble beginnings in New York City as the only child of a Peruvian hospital café worker and a Dominican sales representative.  As a child, Roberto enjoyed Latin …


UAB hires new faculty through Alabama NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL program

Dr. Cheng-Chien Chen is the first of the University of Alabama at    Birmingham’s (UAB) Physics Department hires associated with the NSF EPSCoR, Connecting the Plasma Universe to Plasma Technology in Alabama (CPU2AL) project. His expertise is …


NSF Announcement

A partnership comprising nine universities in Alabama, including The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as the lead institution, has been awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to …


2015 – 2016 Annual Report to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Gary Zank, lead Principal Investigator on Alabama’s recent proposal submission to the NSF Track 1 Program and Director of the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and Chair of the UAH Department of Space Science was …