Electron-driven Processes: From Single Collisions to High-pressure Plasmas

Conference / Symposium
For NYU Community

Kurt Becker headshot over gradient image

A one-day symposium celebrating physics, engineering, and innovation in honor of Kurt Becker


8:30am – 9:00am: Light continental breakfast and Welcome Remarks by Stacie Bloom, NYU Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer and Jelena Kovačević, NYU Tandon Dean

Part 1: General Basic Science I – Chair: Gregory Gabadaze, NYU FAS

9:00am – 9:30am: Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU Tandon: Turbulent convection at very high Rayleigh numbers & the weakly nonlinear theory (with J.J. Niemela, ICTP, Italy)

9:30am – 10:00am: Paul Scheier, Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria: Multiply Charged Helium Droplets - Versatile Tools for Cool Science

10:00am – 10:30am: Robert Johnson, Univ. of Virginia: Electron Impact Ionization in the Icy Galilean Satellites’ Atmospheres

10:30am – 10:45am Coffee Break

Part 2: General Basic Science II – Chair: Frank Vallese, NYU Tandon

10:45am – 11:15am: Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon: Mechanics and electrochemistry of Ionic membranes: the role of the solvent

11:15am – 11:45am Karl Schoenbach, Old Dominion University: Using Nanosecond, High-Voltage Pulses for Cancer Treatments

11:45am – 12:15pm Steve Arnold, NYU Tandon: From the death of an icon to the birth of the world’s most sensitive photonic biosensor


Applied Science Talk – Chair: Kurt Becker, NYU Tandon

12:15pm – 12:45pm Ted Rappaport, NYU Tandon: Radio Propagation Phenomena for Mobile Communications: Promising Opportunities for Deep Learning

12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch: Remarks from Myles Jackson, IAS Princeton, at 1:05pm 

Part 3: Plasmas – Chair: Myles Jackson, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton

1:45pm – 2:15pm: Jose Lopez, Seton Hall University: Low Temperature Plasma Technologies and Applications 

2:15pm – 2:45pm: Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, INP Greifswald, Germany: Plasma Medicine: Knowledge and technology transfer from idea to product

2:45pm – 3:15pm: Holger Kersten, University Kiel, Germany: Microparticles as Plasma Probes

3:15pm – 3:30pm Coffee Break

Part 4: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Transatlantic Bridge – Chair: Linda Boyle, NYU Tandon

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Orin Herskowitz, Columbia University: Supporting Deeptech Innovations emerging from University Research Labs

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Steve Kuyan, Culina Health: From Discovery to Delivery: Validating the Need for a Convergence of Engineering and Clinical Medicine

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Joann Halpern, Hasso Plattner Institute New York: Science Diplomacy: Bridging Nations through Collaboration and Global Engagement

5:00pm Concluding Remarks by Maurizio Porfiri, Director, Center for Urban Science + Progress and Institute Professor, MAE, CUE & BME

5:15pm –06:30pm Cocktail Reception and Light Buffet

*Schedule is subject to change