University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Steven L. Girshick

Kenneth T. Whitby Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: ME 2101E
Phone: 612-625-5315

Ph.D. 1985, M.S. 1981, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
S.B. 1970, Humanities and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Professor Girshick’s research involves plasma synthesis of nanoparticles, dusty plasmas and nucleation theory. He is author or co-author of over 200 articles in technical publications. He served from 2005 to 2014 as editor-in-chief of the journal Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, and he currently serves on the editorial board of that journal as well as of Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems. He was founding president (2000-2003) of the International Plasma Chemistry Society. In 2005 he received the Plasma Chemistry Award, the highest award of the Society, for lifetime achievement. He served as Director of Graduate Studies in mechanical engineering from 2000 to 2006, and 2014-2015. In 2005 he received the University of Minnesota’s Best Director of Graduate Studies Award.


High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory