NYU Tandon Honors DWIH New York Advisory Board Chair Kurt Becker with a Symposium

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Symposium on on September 29, 2023 – Electron-driven Processes: From single collisions to high-pressure plasmas.

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NYU Tandon School of Engineering is thrilled to host Electron-driven Processes: From Single Collisions to High-pressure Plasmas, a one-day symposium at 370 Jay Street on September 29th in honor of Kurt Becker’s extensive contributions to Tandon as he retires as Vice Dean of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and takes on the mantle of professor emeritus.

A joint initiative of Tandon’s Department of Applied Physics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Center for Urban Science and Progress, the event will celebrate Kurt’s research on electron driven processes, especially processes in atmospheric-pressure cold plasmas, which made possible new, more effective methods of sterilizing medical instruments and other important applications; his dedication to innovation; and his bedrock commitment to academic entrepreneurship, which has helped make our school a major hub of start-up activity.

The symposium will feature a wide range of speakers from the U.S., Germany, and Austria, who will cover topics ranging from advancements in nanotechnology to plasmas to cancer treatment to academic entrepreneurship to the power of science diplomacy to bridge global divides.