Professor Vasco Guerra, IPFN member and professor at the Physics Department of Técnico Lisboa, was distinguished by his outstanding contribution to the modelling of molecular low-temperature plasmas, such as the self-consistent kinetic modelling of N2, O2, N2-O2, and Ar-O2 plasmas under discharge and post-discharge conditions including the strong coupling between electron and vibrational kinetics, together with chemical and ion kinetics.
Professor Guerra is senior member of the Gas Discharges and Gaseous Electronics group with Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN), and Associate Professor of the Physics Department.
The William Crookes Prize is awarded to a mid-career researcher (between 10 and 20 years after PhD) who has been judged to have made major contributions in one or more scientific topics covered by the Europhysics
Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG).
The prize will be awarded during the ESCAMPIG 2016 in Bratislava, combined with Vasco Guerra’s invited general lecture.