University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Peter Bruggeman
Director, High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering Associate Department Head

Office: ME 2101D
Phone: 612-626-8391

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Msc. Physics, 2005,
Msc. Engineering: Applied Physics 2005,
Ph.D., Applied Physics, 2008,
Ghent University, Belgium

Research Interests

  • Non-equilibrium plasma physics and chemistry
  • Plasma technologies for environmental, chemical, energy, biomedical and decontamination applications
  • Plasma-surface interactions
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Multiphase plasmas in and in contact with liquids


Selected Awards

  • American Vacuum Society Peter Mark Memorial Award, 2018
  • US Department of Energy Early Career Award, 2016
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Medal and Prize in Plasma Physics, 2013
  • Noah Hershkowitz Early Career Award, 2012
  • European Physical Journal D special lecture award at the 6th International Workshop on Micro-plasmas, Paris, France, April, 2011

Selected Professional Activities

  • Committee member, Decadal Study of Plasma Science (Plasma 2020), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2018-2019
  • Section editor of plasma and plasma-material interactions for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2015-present
  • Elected member board of directors of the International Society of Plasma Chemistry, 2014-2021
  • Technical area coordinator for Plasma and Pulsed Power Diagnostics of 46th IEEE International Pulsed Power and Plasma Science meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 23-28, 2019
  • Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science, USA, 2018

Selected Publications

  1. V.S.S.K. Kondeti, C. Phan, K. Wende, H. Jablonowski, U. Gangal, J. Granick, R.C. Hunter and P.J. Bruggeman, Long-lived and short-lived reactive species produced by a cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet for the inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, Free Radical Biology and Medicine 124 275–287, 2018

  2. P.J. Bruggeman, M.J. Kushner, B.R. Locke, J.G.E. Gardeniers, W.G. Graham, D.B. Graves, R.C. Hofman-Caris, D. Maric, J.P. Reid, E. Ceriani, D. Fernandez Rivas, J. E. Foster, S.C. Garrick, Y. Gorbanev, S. Hamaguchi, F. Iza, J. Kolb, F. Krcma, P. Lukes, Z. Machala, I. Marinov, D. Mariotti, S. Mededovic Thagard, D. Minakata, E. Neyts, J. Pawlat, Z.Lj. Petrovic, R. Pfieger, S. Reuter, D.C. Schram, S. Schroter, M. Shiraiwa, B. Tarabová, H. Tresp, P. Tsai, J. Verlet, T. von Woedtke, E. Vyhnankova, K.R. Wilson, K. Yasui, G. Zvereva, Plasma-liquid interactions: a review and roadmap, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26, 053002, 2016

  3. K. Wende, P. Williams, J. Dalluge, W. Van Gaens, H. Aboubakr, J. Bischof, T. von Woedtke, S. M. Goyal, K.-D. Weltmann, A. Bogaerts, K. Masur and P.J. Bruggeman, Identification of the biologically active liquid chemistry induced by a nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet, Biointerphases 10, 029518, 2015

  4. S. Hübner, S. Hofmann, E.M. van Veldhuizen and P.J. Bruggeman, Electron densities and energies of a guided argon streamer in argon and air environments, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 22 065011, 2013

  5. P. Bruggeman and C. Leys, Non-thermal plasmas in and in contact with liquids, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 053001, 2009

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