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Kurt Becker

Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    1978 …2019

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    Kurt Becker is an international expert in the areas of the experimental and theoretical study of electron-driven processes in plasmas. He was part of a group of pioneering scientists who determined the ionization cross sections for atoms and molecules, which are critical to understanding the charge carrier formation in plasmas.

    Honors and Awards

    1982, Dr. Eduard-Martin Prize for Excellence in Research from the Vereinigung der Freunde der Universität des Saarlandes, Germany 1982-83, Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany 1992, Election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society 2001, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award (with E. E. Kunhardt) from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey 2007, Honorary Professorship, Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Austria

    Professional Affiliations

    Fellow, American Physical Society Member, IEEE Member, German Physical Society Member, Materials Research Society

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    Research Output

    The future for plasma science and technology

    Weltmann, K. D., Kolb, J. F., Holub, M., Uhrlandt, D., Šimek, M., Ostrikov, K. K., Hamaguchi, S., Cvelbar, U., Černák, M., Locke, B., Fridman, A., Favia, P. & Becker, K., Jan 2019, In : Plasma Processes and Polymers. 16, 1, 1800118.

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  • 25 years of microplasma science and applications: A status report

    Becker, K. H., 2018, p. 5-9. 5 p.

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  • Guest Editorial Special Issue on Plenary, Invited Selected Minicourse Papers from ICOPS 2017

    Lopez, J. L., Becker, K. H., Dasgupta, A. & Zhu, W. D., Jun 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 46, 6, p. 1869-1871 3 p.

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    Microplasmas, a platform technology for a plethora of plasma applications

    Becker, K., Aug 1 2017, In : European Physical Journal: Special Topics. 226, 13, p. 2853-2858 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial