Our research is focused on the experimental study of microscale and low temperature plasmas and devices which use plasmas and energetic electrons. The results and discoveries of this research have far reaching consequences in fields ranging from medicine and health, to integrated circuit manufacturing, to fossil fuel reforming and the energy sector.

selected publications
Academic Articles63
  • Wang, K., Bhuiyan, S. I., Baky, M., Kraus, J., Campbell, C., Jemison, H., & Staack, D. (2022). Electric fuel conversion with hydrogen production by multiphase plasma at ambient pressure. Chemical Engineering Journal. 433, 133660-133660.
  • Wang, K., & Staack, D. (2022). Electric production of high-quality fuels via electron beam irradiation under ambient conditions. Green Chemistry. 24(3), 1177-1189.
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  • Lassalle, J., Gao, R., Rodi, R., Kowald, C., Feng, M., Sharma, V. K., ... Pillai, S. D. (2021). Degradation of PFOS and PFOA in soil and groundwater samples by high dose Electron Beam Technology. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 189, 109705-109705.
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  • Wang, K., Baky, A. H., Bhuiyan, S. I., Kraus, J., Campbell, C., Stanich, R., Jemison, H., & Staack, D. (2021). CO2-free conversion of fossil fuels by multiphase plasma at ambient conditions. Fuel. 304, 121469-121469.
  • Fifield, L. S., Pharr, M., Staack, D., Pillai, S. D., Nichols, L., McCoy, J., ... Murphy, M. K. (2021). Direct comparison of gamma, electron beam and X-ray irradiation doses on characteristics of low-density polyethylene, polypropylene homopolymer, polyolefin elastomer and chlorobutyl rubber medical device polymers. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 186, 109505-109505.
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Conference Papers108
  • Bhasin, D., Staack, D., & McAdams, D. A. (2021). Designing Robust Systems Using Bioinspired Product Architecture. Volume 6: 33rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
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  • Wang, Z., Wolfe, B., Ben-Benjamin, J., Campbell, C., Dattelbaum, D., Fezzaa, K., ... Kline, J. (2021). Physics-informed deep learning of dynamic 3D experiments. Bulletin of the American Physical Society.
  • Lassalle, J., Baky, M., Huang, M., Rathore, K., Burnette, M., & Staack, D. (2020). Development of an Ozone-based Treatment System for Reuse of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). APS Annual Gaseous Electronics Meeting Abstracts. RW2-028.
  • Burnette, M., & Staack, D. (2020). Direct Writing of Copper Using an FE-DBD Jet for Epidermal Electronics. APS Annual Gaseous Electronics Meeting Abstracts. XF4-005.
  • Huang, M., Hasan, M. K., Pharr, M., Staack, D., Pillai, S. D., & Collaboration, N. (2020). Electron Beam Irradiation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). APS Annual Gaseous Electronics Meeting Abstracts. LT3-002.
Repository Documents / Preprints4
  • Campbell, C., Tang, X., Sechrest, Y., Fezzaa, K., Wang, Z., & Staack, D. (2020). Ultrafast X-ray imaging of pulsed plasmas in water.
  • Staack, D., & Tang, X. (2018). Data Set for Snapping Shrimp Mechanical Device.
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  • Hetland, R., Staack, D., & Herbert, B. (2018). An Open Access Policy at Texas A&M University.
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Internet Publications1
  • Kushner, M. J., Adamovich, I., Aydil, E., Baalrud, S. D., Graves, D. B., Donnelly, V., ... Girshick, S. (2014). A Low Temperature Plasma Science Program: Discovery Science for Societal Benefit.
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  • Ghosh, S., Liu, T., Bilici, M., Cole, J., Huang, I., Staack, D., Mariotti, D., & Sankaran, R. M. (2019). Corrigendum: Atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge with capillary injection for gas-phase nanoparticle synthesis (2015 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48 314003). JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS. 52(2), 029501-029501.
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  • Wang, Z., Campbell, C. S., Tang, X., Limbach, C., Sechrest, Y. H., & Staack, D. (2019). Time-resolved Nanosecond Imaging of Single-electrode Pulsed Plasma Branches in Water.
  • Raitses, Y., Staack, D., Dunaevsky, A., Dorf, L., & Fisch, N. J. (2003). Preliminary Results of Plasma Flow Measurements in a 2 KW Segmented Hall Thruster.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Mechanical Engineering; 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77840