Dr. Bhagirath Ghimire

Principal Research Scientist I, CSPAR


1030 John Wright Way
Johnson Research Center
Room 201
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Bhagirath Ghimire received his PhD in Physics from Kwangwoon University, South Korea in 2019.
Then he worked as a senior Research Associate at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. In
September 2021, he joined University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently employed as a Principal
Research Scientist at CSPAR.

Dr. Ghimire’s research at UAH is mainly focused on atmospheric pressure plasma diagnostics, plasma-
surface interactions, and application of plasmas. He currently leads the projects on atmospheric
pressure plasma and also works with collaborators for application of plasmas in biology, agriculture
science, food science, physics and chemistry.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Physics, Kwangwoon University (Republic of Korea), 2019
  • M.S., Physics, Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Young Researcher Award in Applied Physics – Awarded by Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies Division of Plasma Physics (AAPPS-DPP), Division of Plasma Physics (2022).
  • IOP Trusted Reviewer – In recognition of an exceptionally high level of peer review competency , Recognized in Nov 2023.

Recent Publications

  • Ghimire, B., Briggs L., Mayo, J., Sysoeva, T., & Xu, K.G. (2023). Contrasting the characteristics of
    atmospheric pressure plasma jets operated by single and double dielectric material. Journal of Physics D:
    Applied Physics, 56(2), 085205.

    Ghimire, B., Kolobov, V., & Xu, K.G. (2023). Influence of liquid conductance on the temporal evolution of
    self-organization patterns on plasma-liquid interface. Physica Scripta, accepted for publication 27 July

    Ghimire, B., Szili, E. J., and Short, R.D. A conical assembly of six plasma jets for biomedical applications,
    Applied Physics Letters 121, 084102.

    Ghimire, B., Patenall, B. L., Szili, E. J., Gaur, N., Lamichhane, P., Thet, N. T., Jenkins, A.T. & Short, R. D.,
    (2022). The influence of a second ground electrode on hydrogen peroxide production from an
    atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet and correlation to antibacterial efficacy and mammalian cell
    cytotoxicity. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 55(12), 125207.

    Szili, E., Patenall, B., Fellows, A., Mistry, D., Jenkina, T., Short, R. & Ghimire, B. (2022). On Plasma
    Activated Acetyl Donors: Comparing the Antibacterial Efficacy of Tetraacetylethylenediamine and
    Pentaacetate Glucose. Plasma 5(4), 423-425.

    Ghimire, B., Szili, E. J., Patenall, B. L., Fellows, A., Mistry, D., Jenkins, A. T. A., & Short, R. D. (2021). Cold
    Plasma Generation of Peracetic Acid for Antimicrobial Applications. Plasma Medicine, 11(4):73–84.

    Ghimire, B., Szili, E. J., Patenall, B. L., Lamichhane, P., Gaur, N., Robson, Jenkins, A.T. & Short, R. D.
    (2021). Enhancement of hydrogen peroxide production from an atmospheric pressure argon plasma jet
    and implications to the antibacterial activity of plasma activated water. Plasma Sources Science and
    Technology, 30(3), 035009.

    Ghimire, B., Szili, E. J., Lamichhane, P., Short, R. D., Lim, J. S., Attri, P., ... & Choi, E. H., (2019). The role of
    UV photolysis and molecular transport in the generation of reactive species in a tissue model with a cold
    atmospheric pressure plasma jet. Applied Physics Letters, 114(9), 093701.

    Ghimire, B., Lamichhane, P., Lim, J. S., Min, B., Paneru, R., Weltmann, K. D., & Choi, E. H., (2018). An
    atmospheric pressure plasma jet operated by injecting natural air. Applied Physics Letters, 113(19),