Graduate School on Plasma Science and Technology

Granada Conference Center (SPAIN)
July 15 – July 19, 2008

Sponsored by the European Network on Electromagnetic Processing of Materials
(COST Action P17)


The aim of the school is to review current status of research on plasma science and technology, including atomic and molecular processes in plasmas, transport phenomena, particle velocity distribution function, physical basis of plasma chemistry, plasma surface interaction, plasma diagnosis, plasma and discharges theory and simulation, self-organization in plasmas and space plasmas, low and high pressure plasma sources, plasmas and gas flows and laser produced plasmas. The program includes general sessions on a particular matter and specialised (topical) sessions devoted to the state of the art of particular topics in plasma science and technology. The school also includes three student poster sessions where students and lecturers will be able to interact. The school program includes the possibility that a remarkable student contribution paper is selected for a short oral presentation (15 min) to be delivered in the so-called hot topical sessions of ESCAMPIG-2008.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Igor A Adamovich (USA)
Experimental studies of high-speed flow control by nonequilibrium plasmas

Dr. Paolo Tosi (Italy)
Ion chemistry in gas discharges

Dr. Detlef Loffhagen (Germany)
Advances in Boltzmann equation based modelling of discharge plasmas

Dr. Nader Sadeghi (France)
Laser diagnostic techniques for the study of elementary processes in plasmas: an Overview

Dr. A. Eletskii (Russia)
Emission properties of carbon nanotubes and cathodes on their basis

Dr. R. van de Sanden (Netherlands)

Experimental characterization of plasma-surface interactions

Dr. J. Winter (Germany)
Experimental study of dust formation in Ar/CH4 and Ar/C2H2 plasmas

Dr. N. Mason (United Kingdom)
The data needs for plasma processing

Dr. Manuel A. González (Spain)
Analysis of Stark line profiles for non equilibrium plasma diagnosis

Dr. A. Orr-Ewing (United Kingdom)
Laser probing of diamond deposition plasmas

Dr. Aurel Salabas (Germany)
Fluid modeling of dual frequency capacitively coupled discharges: advantages and limitations

Dr. Mário da Silva (Portugal)
Non-equilibrium dissociation rates for atmospheric entry studies

Dr. Dragana Maric (Serbia)
Space time development of low pressure gas breakdown

Dr. Dolores Calzada (Spain)
Spectroscopic methods in high pressure discharges

Dr. S. Mazouffre (France)
Diagnostic of a discharge in crossed electric and magnetic fields for electric propulsion

Dr. D. O’Connell (Germany)
Spatio-temporally resolved plasma diagnosis for investigation of RF excited discharges

Contact person:

For all matters related to the School, please contact:
F. J. Gordillo-Vazquez (

Support available and rules for reimbursement

Support is available for 30 full-time PhD students to attend the School. The eligible countries are: Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

The grant will be based on 80 € per day in support of fees, accommodation, local transport and meals, and most economic travel arrangement (normally not exceeding 200 €). The total grant per attendee may vary and shall normally not exceed 600 €. If the total estimate of the cost of the stay exceeds 600 €, the attendees ought to obtain the difference from their institutions or from other sources. The school organization will charge 300 € in fees to PhD students. This fee will also be considered by the COST office as an eligible cost for reimbursement.

Reimbursement will be made by COST Office (Brussels) according to standard procedure established by COST. Reimbursement is made in Euros to the private bank account of the attendee, and is converted into the local currency if necessary. The attendees will sign a form confirming their attendance on each day of stay, and present receipts for travel expenses and school fees paid.

Deadlines and selection

The deadline for applications is 15th February 2008. The result of selection will be made known to the applicants by 15th March, 2008. The main aim of the selection committee is to ensure fair representation of attendees across topics and countries.

Useful information

Student accommodation will be provided in shared double rooms at the Hotel MA Aben Humeya at a cost of 34 Euros per night including breakfast and taxes. All lunches and the conference banquet are included in the fee. Please note that the 34 Euro per night implies shared accommodation in one room. Those who do not wish to share have the option to book a single room in the same hotel (MA Aben Humeya) at a cost of 53 Euros per night including breakfast and taxes. These prices have been much negotiated and it is extremely difficult to get cheaper fares in reliable hotels in Granada for those dates. Please remember that, in order to make your hotel reservation, you have to download the participant accommodation form from the “Hotel Information” and/or “Forms and Info” sections of the ESCAMPIG-2008 webpage (see below), fill it in and send it to the FAX number: +34-91-547-88-87.

For travel arrangements, please visit the “How to reach Granada” section of the ESCAMPIG-2008 webpage at

How to apply

Please fill in the application form for financial support and send it by email to ESCAMPIG LOC at and, once signed, send it by FAX to Viajes El Corte Inglés Congress Department FAX Number: +34 91 559 74 11.


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