Welcome to the Plasma and Electrodynamics Research Lab (PERL) at the The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The lab is part of the Propulsion Research Center (PRC) and the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. The lab was founded in 2012 under the direction of Prof. Gabe Xu. PERL conducts research in plasma physics and electromagnetics for propulsion, materials, combustion, biomedical, and energy. We are focused on understanding the fundamental physics and interactions of plasmas to create new applications for society.

The lab goals are:

1. Develop new plasma applications to benefit society.
2. Study, investigate, and understand fundamental plasma phenomenon to gain predictive understanding of the physics.


spring 2022 perl group picture

Spring 2022 PERL group. (Left to Right: Dr. Bhagirath Ghimire, Josie Hodges, Jayashree Paudel, Garrett Cobb, Allison Lentz, Sydney Miller, Nageshwar Nagarajan, Jared Sauer, Nao Murata, Neil Laya, Ian Wagner, Andrew Walsten, Zachary White, Ruthie Hill, Michaela Hemming, Declan Brick, Dr. Gabe Xu)